Lateral canthus lines also called crow's feet are known as dynamic wrinkles. They have been dubbed this as they are a result of muscle contractions. Squinting, frowning, smiling and laughing cause crow's feet to appear around the eyes. Though there is not much you can do to prevent them, Botox for crow's feet is an effective treatment to smoothen them and even them out.

The Background

Botox is derived from Botulinum toxin which is a deadly poison. Over the years, medical science and improvement in technology has found ways of making this toxin useful to humans. Botox injections have now become a very common treatment for reducing the appearance of crow's feet. It also reduces wrinkles on the forehead and can be used to smoothen the wrinkles around the mouth area as well.

How it Works

The injections are administrated at different areas on the facial skin. It parallels the facial muscles and can last for anything between 4-6 months. It is not a permanent solution to get rid of wrinkles and repeat treatments are required to maintain the look. Some studies have proved that the longer you use this treatment, the better its sustainability. It is a very effective and quick method of getting rid of wrinkles on the face.

Professional Treatment

If you are considering Botox as a cosmetic treatment, there are a few things that you will have to keep in mind. This is essentially a prescription drug and the procedure itself is a medical one. Look for a qualified professional to carry out the treatment. Consult your own doctor before you decide to go in for this treatment. Botox has a few side-effects and some of them can be life threatening.


People who suffer from breathing issues should not undergo any Botox treatment. Some people may suffer from blurry vision, overall fatigue, and loss of bladder control or change of voice. In some cases, areas of the body that are far away from the area that have been treated, gets affected. A doctor should be consulted immediately as these symptoms have the potential to get aggravated. Understand the procedure completely before you decide to go in for it. Also, check on the cost of the treatment. It is not covered by insurance as it is a cosmetic treatment. Ensure that you have understood the entire procedure, possible complications and effects of the treatment before deciding to opt for it.