Crow’s Feet Lines – Laughter Lines Essentials
Area Treated: Crow’s feet lines - Laughter lines - side of the eyes
Assessment: Our doctor will examine exactly how your eye muscles move when expressing and design a treatment specifically for you
Treatment: Anti-wrinkle injections at 3-4 point beside each eye
Time taken: Assessment 10-15mins, Treatment <10mins
Comfort: People rarely report this treatment as uncomfortable
Results Seen: Noticeable within 2-3 days, full onset and smoother, fresher appearance at 2-4 weeks
How long will it last?: 3-4 months is typical. Repeated visits to the same doctor can see this extended to 6 months for some people as our doctors get to know your face
Cost: €300 as a single area treatment
What are crow’s feet lines?
Crow’s feet lines appear when we smile, laugh or squint due to movement of the circular muscle around the eye. The most noticeable lines appear at the side of each eye toward the outer aspect of the face. These are sometimes referred to as laughter lines as they are particularly noticeable during smiling and laughter.
Crow’s Feet lines appear during expressive movement of the muscles around the eye. The main muscle here is called orbicularis oculi, and it is the muscle that surrounds the eye.
How do crow’s feet lines affect our appearance?
There’s no escaping this one – crow’s feet lines visibly age us. Unlike other lines which may have a dimension of character to them, crow’s feet make us appear older than we are.
Over time, using these muscles too much can cause permanent creases which are visible at rest. This is when they are of greatest concern to our clients because of their ageing effect.
Why do we treat crow’s feet lines with anti-wrinkle injections and not dermal fillers?
Because of the amount of movement the eyes make, it is a difficult to treat laugher lines with dermal fillers. Placing filler in these lines is hard and the product rarely gets a chance to set and integrate because of how much we move the muscles underneath these lines.
However, anti-wrinkle injections are highly effective at minimising the movement of the eye muscles. This prevention of excessive movement smooths out the area. It also stops lines that are already there from worsening and slows down the formation of more permanent furrows.