Ever noticed the wrinkles in the corner of your eyes? Well this can be very artistic but when the skin ages you tend to have a permanent wrinkle there which is known as Crow’s feet and for some its laugh lines or character lines. It is known to be the early signs of ageing and appears when a person is in their mid twenties.
The only natural way to stop getting crow’s feet is not to smile, laugh, frown or squint. Which is quite impossible, one of the precautious measures would be to wear sunscreen to protect your facial skin from getting sun damaged. Sun damaged skin can easily lose collagen and elastin making the skin to wrinkle. Smoking can also aid skin ageing.
Another way of minimising the crow’s feet would be to keep your skin moist. Drinking more water and using a moisturising cream can help minimising crow’s feet. But if you have already developed it and trying to treat it then the best solution is Botox. This is the best non surgical cosmetic treatment you could get as anti-wrinkle creams do not agree with some people. Crow’s feet are more visible when your upper facial muscles are worked. Botox injections can relax the muscles which causes wrinkles on the corner of your eyes.
Botox or originally known as Botulinum toxin blocks the chemical signals that travel from your nerves to your muscles telling which muscle not to be worked. Botox is approved by FDA but you should always get a qualified and experienced cosmetic physician to administer it. This will reduce the chances of complications. What is best about Botox is that it requires no down time and you can go about your chores without any disturbance.
The toxin will be administered by tiny injections to the selected muscles around your eyes and since no anaesthesia is used you may feel a little discomfort. There might be red dots and mild swelling in the treatment areas which would disappear within the first few hours. Your cosmetic physician would give you an ice pack to apply over the treatment area to assist in healing them. Take a Paracetamol if you experience a mild headache but you should keep in mind not to take Aspirins.
The results would be visible within the first week from treatment. Do not involve in any strenuous activity within the first 24 hours and you should avoid lying down for the first few hours. Do not rub the treated area as the toxin could travel to the adjacent muscles causing your eyes to droop. Follow the aftercare instructions provided by your cosmetic physician at all times to get the best results of a Botox treatment.
If the side effects do not diminish within the first few hours as expected do visit your cosmetic physician to get them checked. Botox is a temporary non invasive treatment. Therefore you might have to visit your cosmetic physician once the results start to whereof. Keep in mind you will have to have a considerable break within each of the Botox sessions to get the maximum of it.