Crow's Feet: Non-Invasive Solutions Beyond Botox

By: Dr. Mariano Busso


Crow's Feet: Understanding the Issue

Crow's feet, those delicate lines that form around the eyes' outer corners, are a frequent concern as individuals age. These lines often arise from repetitive facial movements, such as smiling or squinting, which can degrade collagen and elastin in the skin. Additionally, factors like sun exposure, smoking, and genetics contribute to their development.

How to Treat Crow's Feet

A popular method to alleviate crow's feet is through Botox treatment. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles around the eyes, preventing them from contracting and causing wrinkles. This effectively smooths existing crow's feet and hinders new ones from emerging. However, despite Botox treatment, some individuals may still have residual wrinkles in the area. 

This is where filler plays a role. Dermal fillers, typically composed of hyaluronic acid, are injected to add volume and support around the eyes. By replenishing hollow areas and fortifying the skin's structure, filler can diminish the appearance of persistent crow's feet. 

Combining Botox and filler often yields optimal results for addressing crow's feet. While Botox relaxes muscles to minimize wrinkles, filler adds volume to support the area and smooth any remaining lines. This comprehensive approach can leave the skin looking smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

Treatment Process

The process of receiving Botox injections around the eyes for crow's feet typically begins with cleaning the treatment area to ensure sterility. This step minimizes the risk of infection and promotes a safe injection process. Next, we use AccuVein technology to locate veins and minimize the risk of bruising during the injection. AccuVein helps enhance precision, ensuring that the injections are delivered precisely where needed. 

Following the injections, there is typically no downtime, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities immediately. However, it's important to note that the full effects of Botox may take up to a week to become apparent, as the neurotoxin gradually relaxes the targeted muscles, resulting in smoother skin around the eyes. If the crow's feet persist after the full effects have kicked in, filer may be a good option for you. 

When receiving filler injections for crow's feet, the process usually commences with the cleansing of the treatment area to ensure proper sterilization and reduce the risk of infection. Subsequently, AccuVein technology may be employed to enhance precision and minimize the risk of bruising by identifying veins before the injection. 

Filler injections in this area requires minimal downtime, allowing individuals to resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure. While swelling can occur following the injection, bruising is typically unlikely due to the meticulous technique used. Overall, filler injections for crow's feet offer a convenient and effective solution with minimal discomfort and downtime for individuals seeking to rejuvenate the delicate eye area.


It's essential to recognize that outcomes may vary, and the most effective treatment plan for crow's feet depends on factors such as skin type, wrinkle severity, and individual goals. Consulting with a qualified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon is crucial in determining the most suitable treatment options for achieving desired results. In summary, understanding the causes of crow's feet and exploring available treatment strategies can help individuals achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin around the eyes.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.