Crow’s feet lines appear when we smile, laugh or squint due to movement of the circular muscle around the eye. The most noticeable lines appear at the side of each eye toward the outer aspect of the face. These are sometimes referred to as laughter lines.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are smile lines or crows feet lines?
Smile lines are dynamic lines (lines that appear on movement) that appear when smiling - most notably around the eyes. They are sometimes called laughter lines or most commonly, crows feet lines.
How to get rid of smile lines?
We use anti-wrinkle injections in the treatment of smile/crows feet lines to temporarily reduce muscle movement, which causes a relaxing of the overlaying tissue.
Can you get anti-wrinkle injections for smile lines?
Anti-wrinkle injections are always the preferred method of dealing with dynamic lines like smile lines.
How long do smile line anti-wrinkle injections last?
Results typically last from 3-4 months.
What's the post treatment care like?
- Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area
- Avoid strenuous activities
- Avoid excessive sun exposure
- Avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications
How many units of anti-wrinkle injections are needed for smile lines?
Dosing is patient-specific and dependent on the strength of your muscles and the elasticity of your skin. This will be assessed at your consultation.
How long does the procedure take?
Typical consultations are 10mins with treatment another 10mins. So 20 mins in total.
Does the procedure hurt?
In short, no. The needles used are very high quality and very thin. A small scratch is all that is usually felt.
What are the potential risks or side effects associated with smile line reduction treatments?
Temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. Infection or allergic reactions are rare, but they may occur.