Can Injectable Fillers Be Used on Crow's Feet?

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Injectable fillers can be used on crow's feet as a second line treatment

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Injectable fillers can be used to reduce the appearance of lines at the corners of the eyes, commonly known as crow's feet.

But, there's a catch... It is best to first use Botox in that area to minimize the muscle contractions which are causing the skin to bunch up when you smile, thereby forming "crow's feet". Then, after a week or two, if any pesky lines are still visible after Botox has relaxed those muscles, then an injectable filler such as Restylane can be used to further conceal the crow's feet if they still bother you.

If you just use a filler without Botox, the filler will dissipate quickly because the muscle contractions will cause it to break down and you'll be disappointed that the results did not last longer.

Laser resurfacing or a chemical peel will also help retexture the skin to smooth away lines that are visbile even when you are not smiling.


Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Yes they can

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The answer is yes.  Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used on crow’s feet; however they will not prove to be as effective as Botox.  Crow’s feet are caused by motion of the surrounding eye muscle.  Botox serves well to relax the muscle and decrease the appearance of these fine lines.

Yael Halaas, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Injectables Can Be Used on Crow's Feet

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Yes.  Injectables such as Belotero can be used to inject the crow's feet as long as it is outside the orbital rim.  However, I more strongly recommend Botox/Dysport for crow's feet or a combination of dermal fillers and Botox/Dysport for optimal results.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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BOTOX But Filler in Selected.

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Crow's feet are best treated with Botox. In fact, this is probably the best area for patients who just want to get their feet wet first. This area, surprisingly to many, is the least painful for injections. Thi8s is because the injections are given very superficially. Also, this is one of the safest, least compliation-laden areas.

If fillers are to be used they should be used with a micro-droplet technique and on certain patients. The filler, Juvederm Ultra preferred, should also be performed either before Botox or two weeks later. The Botox injections can, mask the crow's feet otherwise.

 One can get very good results with filler supplementation but be sure you see an experienced injector.

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
Virginia Beach Dermatologist
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Can fillers be used for the Crowsfeet?

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The best treatment for the crowsfeet is Botox. Due to the thin nature of the skin, botulinum toxin injections generally work better than fillers.

The exception to this rule is the patient who have deep wrinkles and thick skin.The hyaluronic acid fillers are clear, and can be used in these patients to soften the crows feet.

Brian Maloney, MD, FACS
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment of Crow's Feet: Juvederm, Restylane, vs. Botox

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Crow's Feet are dynamic wrinkles that are caused by overactivitiy of the orbicularis oculi muscles.  These are best corrected by the use of Botox, as they are caused by muscle overactivity as opposed to soft tissue atrophy.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Injectable fillers should not be used to correct crow's...

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Injectable fillers should not be used to correct crow's feet. Botox injections in that area are the treatment of choice.

Michael A. Persky, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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