Botox®: Still #1 for Frown Lines and Crow's Feet After All These Years

Do you find yourself focusing on frown lines or crow's feet when you look in the mirror? Do you wish your skin looked smoother and younger? If so, Botox® injections might be right for you.

Here at the office of Omar Ozgur, MD, located in Mission Viejo, California, the doctor and our highly trained staff provide a wide range of treatments for the eyes and face to help you look and feel your best. Whether you want to reduce wrinkles and crow's feet, or address another cosmetic concern, Dr. Ozgur provides customized care and performs all the procedures himself. See how Dr. Ozgur can help rejuvenate your appearance with Botox.

The causes of frown lines and crow's feet

Years of frowning or squinting can result in deep wrinkles between the eyebrows, along the forehead, and at the bridge of the nose. Fine lines, known as crow's feet or laugh lines, can also appear around the eyes. 

As we express our emotions, our skin stretches then returns back to its original form. However, age eventually takes its toll. Over time, the skin's elasticity decreases due to less production of elastin and collagen. This can cause everything from frown lines and crow's feet to wrinkles and sagging skin. Other contributing factors include damage from the sun, smoking, stress, and making the same expressions repeatedly. Genetics play a role as well.

What to expect from Botox treatment

Eating healthy food, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, using sunscreen, and practicing a good skin care regimen can help keep your skin healthy. Still, you may need a little extra help to truly look your best.

Botox is a type of cosmetic injectable. It is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment that can reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow's feet. Last year, over 7 million people had this procedure done, and Botox’s popularity has grown over 800% since the year 2000.

Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily reduces the muscle activity involved in many facial actions, including squinting, smiling, frowning, and more. With this decrease in movement, frown lines and crow's feet are visibly smoothed. 

Once you and Dr. Ozgur determine that Botox is right for you, he creates a personalized treatment program which includes noting the injection locations for maximum results. The entire injection procedure lasts from 15 to 20 minutes and can include topical numbing cream if necessary. You will start to see smoother skin within 24 to 48 hours of the treatment. There is no recovery time and you can return to your daily activities right after the procedure.

If you're tired of your fine lines or crow's feet, call us today at 949-220-2488, or click the “request appointment” button and we’ll call you back to schedule your visit. 

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