Crow’s feet are often the first wrinkles that develop on the face as a result of smiling, squinting, and thinner skin around the eyes. The wrinkles grew at the corner of the eyes and split into three or four distinct lines. While it is not possible to eliminate the wrinkles with a cream, the development of injectable fillers has made it easier to reduce the appearance of the apparent aging lines.
What are Injectable Fillers?
Before it is possible to determine the best solution for those nasty crow’s feet, it is essential to understand what the fillers are and how they work. An injectable filler is a material that is injected into problem areas on the face with a needle. The filler material varies, and a wide range of options are available depending on the preferred outcome.
A common type of filler is Botox, which freezes the muscles of the face near the annoying crow’s feet so that the lines are less visible. While the injectable is still a simplified procedure, it is not the only option, and many safer solutions are available to fill in those deep-set lines near the eyes.
Other fillers include collagen, hyaluronic acid, and similar naturally produced items that help improve elasticity and plump out the skin to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scarring.
The length of time that the fillers work varies based on the particular material. Many fillers will reduce or even eliminate the crow’s feet that are developing but might not have the long-lasting results that are preferred.
In general, fillers can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet for a period of a few months up to a year or two, depending on the particular type of filler material and individual reactions to the content. Doctors will often make suggestions about the best filler based on factors like current age, history using cosmetic procedures, and any known allergies that might eliminate filler options.
While the initial results are hard to determine due to bruising or redness, the fillers will have a dramatic impact on the crow’s feet. Depending on the depth of the wrinkles, the lines are either reduced or eliminated after the filler settles and any bruising or swelling fades. All of the fillers will plump out the skin so that the wrinkles are less noticeable.
Cosmetic procedures are not always surgeries that correct problems like a crooked nose. Some options are minimally invasive and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging. The result is a graceful aging that appears youthful for a much more extended period than the average individual.