Crow's Feet? Try Botox®

Crow's Feet? Try Botox®

Crow’s feet and other fine facial lines and wrinkles are the most visible signs of aging. If you’re ready to say goodbye to these unwanted hallmarks of older age, fast and effective Botox® treatments deliver reliable results, helping you turn back the hands of time. 

At the private practice of board-certified dermatologist Allen A. Flood, MD, we help you see the changes you’re looking for in the mirror with customized dermatological and aesthetic treatments, including Botox and other injectables. 

Learn what you need to know about how Botox can give you subtle but effective results, making your crow’s feet and other facial lines a problem of your past.  

Botox: The basics 

This popular cosmetic injectable comes from a naturally occurring bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria blocks the signals from your nerves to the associated muscles, preventing those muscles from contracting as deeply as they otherwise would. 

Botox has a long safety record, and has been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration and similar health organizations worldwide. 

In fact, nearly 5 million Botox injections are administered each year, making Botox the most popular cosmetic choice for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, like crow’s feet. 

Botox: Targeted, natural-looking results

Botox injections don’t treat static wrinkles, or lines that stay put even when your face is relaxed. Instead, Botox injections excel at banishing dynamic wrinkles, which appear when you make facial expressions.

When you come to our office for Botox treatments, we deliver targeted injections into the specific facial muscles linked to the crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles you want treated. 

Dr. Flood ensures you have natural-looking results and can still be expressive and maintain a range of facial expressions by using his in-depth knowledge of facial muscles and the best nerves to inject. 

Results with Botox are technique-specific, so you should get Botox injections only from qualified professionals like Dr. Flood. Your Botox injections should only target your areas of concern, such as:

As you get older, these dynamic lines become etched more permanently into your skin, lingering long after you’ve stopped working your muscles to make a facial expression. Botox smooths away these imperfections, giving you a naturally younger-looking appearance.

It takes only 15-20 minutes to administer Botox, and when your treatment is complete you enjoy results that last up to four months.   

Botox: No downtime required

One of the benefits of Botox is that it requires no downtime after your session, and it has very few side effects. In fact, the most common side effects, which include bruising and mild swelling at the injection site, resolve quickly so you can get back to your daily activities right away.  

To help you meet your goals, we may make additional aesthetic recommendations, including:

Learn more about banishing crow’s feet and other facial lines by talking to our skin care experts. Contact our office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, today by calling to schedule an appointment or by requesting a consultation online.

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