There are 43 muscles in your face, and each of them has a unique job to help you speak, smile, frown, and make every other facial expression. Some of the most active of these muscles are the orbital muscles located around the openings of your eyes. These muscles are the main culprits behind the infamous “crow’s feet” wrinkles. You’ve no doubt noticed these deep finger-like wrinkles creeping away from the outside corners of your eyes. For our patients who want to look younger and more rested, crow’s feet are some of their most concerning wrinkles. So what options are there for crow’s feet treatment? Knoxville patients actually have several different routes to choose from. In this blog post we’ll explore those treatment options and talk about Dr. Hall can help. But the first step in the process is for you to give us a call at 865.973.9500.
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What Causes Crow’s Feet?
There are actually two different types of wrinkles on the face: dynamic and static. When you are actively smiling or frowning, your facial muscles are pulling the skin and forming wrinkles. These are called dynamic lines because after you relax your muscles, the lines disappear.
Static lines are wrinkles that are always present even if the muscles underneath aren’t moving. A young child will have crow’s feet at the corners of their eyes when they smile. But those lines will disappear when they stop. For an older person, those crow’s feet have solidified into static lines that are always there even when they’re not smiling. This is why many patients start to look at their options for crow’s feet treatment. Knoxville patients will get the chance to talk with Dr. Hall about a couple of different treatment options.
Options for Crow’s Feet Treatment
Knoxville men and women that are ready to “delete” their crow’s feet can discuss their options with Dr. Hall during their complimentary consultations.
- Botox – When it comes to the “gold standard” for dynamic crow’s feet treatment, Knoxville patients get terrific results with Botox. This option is effective for patients that have lots of dynamic crow’s feet wrinkles because Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles that form them.
- Laser resurfacing – For patients that have static crow’s feet, laser resurfacing is a great option. Many patients elect to get a combination of Botox and laser resurfacing.
- Injectable filler – a filler such as Juvederm can be injected into the area after Botox to help eliminate the static lines in this and other areas.
- Brow lift – Finally, there is also a surgical option to address crow’s A brow lift can help tighten the skin around the eyes and eliminate crow’s feet.
If you want to eliminate many of the wrinkles on your face and the crow’s feet around your eyes, call Dr. Hall today at 865.973.9500. We would love to schedule a complimentary consultation so that you and Dr. Hall can discuss your goals and what he thinks is the best route to go.