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

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.

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Occasionally, crows feet of long standing duration can be deeply etched into the lateral orbital skin. Under these circumstances injectable fillers may be helpful for treating this problem.
In most cases, crows feet are related to contractions of the underlying orbicularis oculi muscles. For this reason, Botox injections are usually the treatment of choice for this condition. On rare cases injectable fillers may be combined with Botox injections to optimize the result.
It’s important to individualize treatment based on the patient’s specific physical findings. If you’re concerned about crows feet, consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that’s appropriate for your condition.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Injections for Crow's Feet

The best injection for crow's feet or the fine lines around the eyes is Botox.  Some of the small areas such as the tear trough under the eye can be injected with Belotero.  For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a lot of experience with Botox and facial injections.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Yes they can

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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...

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
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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