As collagen production begins to decline in your 30s, you may notice the first signs of aging beginning around your eyes. Our eyes are very expressive and subject to thousands of muscle contractions each day. The muscles contract and relax with every smile, frown, scowl, squint, forehead furrow and other facial movements. As collagen disappears, so does the elasticity of our skin, making it difficult for it to recover from these repetitive movements, resulting in the permanent grooves of lines and wrinkles. When they are permanently at the sides of your eyes, they are called crow’s feet or smile lines. There are many effective smile lines treatments available at Creative Dentistry & Medspa in Georgia.
What Causes Crow’s Feet?
Depending on the extent of your smile lines, you may find they make you look older. Genetics play a part in the development of crow’s feet, and so do lifestyle choices. Smoking, unprotected sun exposure, not wearing corrective lenses (and constantly squinting), sleeping on your side or stomach and other factors can make smile lines worse. Since crow’s feet are a type of dynamic wrinkle, meaning they are caused by repetitive movements and show up more when you make natural expressions like smiling, there is no way to completely prevent them from forming. The solution is to minimize them as much as possible while still being your naturally expressive self.
Botox for Crow’s Feet
The best treatment for crow’s feet is Botox®. It has an incredible safety record with decades of use and is FDA-approved. It works by disrupting the signal that tells the muscle to contract, leaving it smooth beneath the skin. In return for this disruption, the skin on top of the muscle remains flat, with no sign of the smile lines. It provides a youthful appearance without changing your overall face. You will look refreshed and natural.
Botox requires minimal downtime, and the procedure can usually be completed in the time it takes to have a coffee break. You can begin Botox at any age – whenever those smile lines begin to make you feel old. So, whether you are 20 or 50, contact Creative Dentistry & Medspa today to find out if Botox is right for you and eliminate those smile lines for a younger looking you!