Botox is a wonderful solution for reducing those fine lines and wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, commonly known as “crows’ feet.”  These symptoms of aging get their name from the lines spreading out across the skin have the look of a crow’s foot on either side of the eyes—with a name like that it’s obvious why they are so unappealing!  Crows’ feet are often associated with old age as they tend to deepen and expand over time.  Even those of us in Tampa who use moisturizers and take preventative measures will eventually get these unattractive creases.  However, Botox injections offer an easy remedy to reduce these wrinkles (at least for several months at a time).

Botox will smooth out the skin and reduces the fine lines of aging.  This happens because Botox relaxes the muscles that cause the wrinkles to occur in the first place.  The injection will also help stop new lines from being created – at least while the medicine is still active.  So this is both a solution for existing crow’s feet and a preventative measure.

For lines in the forehead or elsewhere on the face, a combination of Botox and/or injectable fillers can do the trick to help you look younger.  There are several types of injectable fillers but the best contain hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in the human body.   These injectable fillers improve the look of any problem areas but do not inhibit the muscle contractions that cause the fine lines and wrinkles in the first place.  Therefore, Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board certified, facial plastic surgeon in Tampa, Florida, states that, “It is often recommended that patients elect for an injectable filler in addition to a treatment with an injectable like Botox.  This way, you can address the issue from both sides.”  You can certainly elect for treatments of injectable fillers without any Botox, but you may have to receive your treatments more frequently as a result.

Some tips to postpone the appearance of crows’ feet and other wrinkles include moisturizing to keep skin supple, wearing sunscreen to protect the skin, and wearing sunglasses and hats to avoid squinting.  Of course, it is also recommended to not smoke cigarettes, which can dry out the skin and also cause the smokers to squint from the smoke.  However, when you inevitably start to see signs of crows’ feet forming around your eyes you should consider an injectable treatment.  It is so comforting to know that there are safe, inexpensive options to stay younger even longer—you will absolutely love the results!

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure and would like to schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, please call 813-975-3223 or visit online.

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