Treating crow’s feet with Botox® is a staple for us at PHI Clinic, and as well as the traditional therapies, we also offer a range of other treatments, housing the broadest range of devices in the UK. Crow’s feet are aptly named wrinkles that appear radiating outwards from the corner of the eye towards the temple. They are also called smile lines, as they are most visible during a smiling or grinning expression when the muscles in your face cause the skin above to wrinkle.
Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin, made by Allergan. When introduced via injection into the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that lies beneath and causes crow’s feet, it softens the wrinkle for a more youthful appearance that lasts for around 3-4 months.
We always aim for natural results at PHI, and like to leave some lines of expression in order for outcomes to be subtle, but will offer a top up at your follow up consultation should you need more product. Botox® is proven safe and effective for use in these lines, with optimal results visible from 3-5 days post treatment.
Treating crow's feet without Botox®
When treating crow’s feet that are deeper we may suggest dermal fillers, which are used to add volume to the area for a softening effect. For those who are averse to needle-based options, we offer non-invasive treatments like laser resurfacing, peels and facials, and ultherapy.
Laser Resurfacing – laser resurfacing devices use concentrated pulses of light to remove the top layers of skin. This leads to smoothing of wrinkles over your course of treatment.
Ultraformer – Employing ultrasound technology to encourage collagen synthesis, Ultraformer causes skin tightening for a reduction in wrinkles, as well as improving skin texture and tone in the targeted area.
Peels and Facials – With therapies like the VI Peel and the Hydrafacial, which both affect collagen growth for a reduction in fine lines, there are less intensive options for treating crow’s feet available for those who may want a gentler route to anti-ageing.
Treatment plan for you
Usually, we will aim to use Botox® for treating crow’s feet as a quick and simple solution, albeit a temporary one. There are so many options for treating crow’s feet here at PHI Clinic, so to find out your suitability for these, you can book a consultation with one of our experienced clinicians who can create a bespoke treatment plan for you.