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Best way to get rid of crows feet?

Question posted by Judy from Brampton

What’s the best type of filler to reduce the appearance of crows feet?  How long could I expect the results to last?

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2 thoughts on “Best way to get rid of crows feet?

  • Dear Judy,

    An excellent clinical question.  Thank you for your Cosmediclist post.  Many patients do seek the use of soft tissue fillers for the treatment of Crow’s Feet.  Crow’s Feet are defined as those lines on the sides of the eyes as a result of squinting of the eye during animation.  Over the years excessive squinting or animation will lead to permanent lines and fissures in the skin.  In general, Crow’s Feet, at least in their early phases, are best managed with the use of Botox.  Botox will soften the underlying muscle causing the Crow’s Feet and thereby soften significantly the resting and dynamic appearance of these lines.  It is rare in the early phases of Crow’s Feet development that soft tissue fillers would be deployed.  Occasionally with
    very deep lines soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm Volift or Sculptra may be used to minimize the Crow’s Feet and the fine lines under the eyes.  It is more common to combine fractional laser
    such as fractional CO2, Fraxel or radio frequency devices such as Fractora or Thermage to these areas to stimulate collagen production in the wrinkles from the outside in while Botox is used to soften the cause of the wrinkles by weakening the underlying muscle.

    With these inside out and outside in options available to you the best way to move forward is to seek the advice and consultation of a cosmetic physician or certified plastic surgeon with experience in non-invasive and invasive techniques.

    I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.

    For more information, please review our Botox page and laser wrinkle reduction page.

    If you’d like to schedule a consultation please call
    SpaMedica at (416) 922-2868 or visit us at our website at http://www.spamedica.com.

    R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.

    Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Yorkville, Toronto

  • Fillers are not typically used for the treatment of crows feet.  Usually Botulinum toxin is used with very
    good results. It typically last 4 months.

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Botulinum Toxin aka Botox

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