Crow’s feet around your eyes may mean you’ve smiled your fair share over the years, but they aren’t always something to be happy about. For many men and women, having lines around the eyes makes them look – and feel – older than they actually are. Fortunately, cosmetic injectables can help to dramatically smooth Crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles, giving patients a younger, softer, more refreshed appearance.

At Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz offers a wide variety of cosmetic injectables to help patients turn back the clock with stunning, natural-looking results. If you are ready to erase your Crow’s feet and feel more confident than ever, use the information below to better understand which injectable wrinkle relaxer may be right for you.

What are Crow’s feet?

Fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the outer corners of the eyes when you make certain facial expressions – a smile, in particular – are commonly referred to as Crow’s feet. Like forehead wrinkles and brow lines, Crow’s feet are considered dynamic wrinkles, meaning they result from repetitive muscle movements over time. One of the most popular and effective solutions for smoothing out Crow’s feet and other dynamic facial lines is the use of injectable neurotoxins.

What is an injectable neurotoxin?

Injectable neurotoxins, like BOTOX® and Jeuveau®, are made from a purified strain of a naturally occurring neurotoxin agent. When injected into a muscle, the product binds with neuroreceptors and temporarily paralyzes the muscle. As a result, surface lines and wrinkles begin to relax, giving the patient’s skin a much smoother appearance overall.

Common signs of facial aging that can be addressed using injectable neurotoxins include:

  • Brow lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Glabellar lines
  • 11 lines
  • Crow’s feet

It is important for patients considering Crow’s feet injections to understand the difference between injectable neurotoxins and dermal fillers. While neurotoxins are designed to smooth expressive lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers – like JUVÉDERM® – aim to restore lost facial volume, augment certain facial features, and fill static lines and folds.

Which injectable do I need for Crow’s feet?

Dr. Hanz is committed to using the safest and most effective cosmetic treatments and procedures available today. For dynamic lines and wrinkles, Dr. Hanz offers both BOTOX and Jeuveau.

Should I get BOTOX or Jeuveau?

Both Jeuveau and BOTOX are approved for the treatment of dynamic facial lines and wrinkles, and both products contain a similar form of botulinum toxin. In addition, both injectables offer results that last for about 3 – 4 months before a repeat treatment is needed. In many cases, the choice between BOTOX vs. Jeuveau comes down to personal preference and your provider’s recommendation. In some cases, cost may be a factor as well.

During your initial consultation for wrinkle relaxers in Dallas, TX, one of our knowledgeable providers will carefully evaluate your concerns, go over all of your injectable options at length, and help you decide whether BOTOX or Jeuveau is most appropriate for you.

Take years off your look with injectable wrinkle relaxers in Dallas, TX

If lines and wrinkles around your eyes have begun to escape the control of your over-the-counter eye cream, it may be time to consider your in-office treatment options. With injectable wrinkle relaxers, you can say goodbye to unsightly Crow’s feet and restore the youthful look you love. To learn more about your options for injectable neurotoxins in Dallas, TX, call Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz today.