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Make Those Crow’s Feet Go Away

January 23, 2019, 6:27 pm

When we have a conversation with someone, we tend to focus on their eyes. Generally, when people are younger, their eyes have a youthful and vibrant look. As people start to grow older, the areas around their eyes begin to develop fine diagonal lines called crow’s feet.

These small wrinkles appear near the eyes when a person smiles, squints, or performs other facial expressions. After a time, these lines remain on the face permanently, whether a person is performing a facial expression or not.

Thankfully, cosmetic treatments have been created to tackle these wrinkles and smooth out your skin. One such procedure is Dysport, an injectable treatment for crow’s feet and other fine wrinkles.


Dysport is an FDA-approved anti-aging injectable that is used to improve fine age lines. It is proven to smooth out wrinkles without affecting the rest of your face.

This injectable contains Clostridium Botulinum Type A toxin complex, which is extracted from the bacterium that causes botulism. Because Dysport is used in very small amounts, it is quite safe.

Dysport creates a more youthful appearance by removing the crow’s feet around your eyes. It accomplishes this by blocking the nerves from mobilizing the muscles responsible for these wrinkles.

How Dysport Works

Dysport consists of a purified protein that is injected directly into the overactive muscles of the face. Acting as a neuromodulator, it blocks neurotransmitters from stimulating muscle activity. This allows the muscles around your eyes to relax and avoid repetitive movements/contractions. When the muscles relax, the overlying skin can relax and become smooth again.

The Benefits of Dysport

Dysport is a simple and painless treatment with many benefits:
• No recovery period required, since it is only minimally invasive
• Little to no side effects
• Natural-looking results in the form of smooth wrinkle-free skin

What to Expect During a Dysport Procedure

The procedure takes 15 to twenty minutes to complete. First, Dr. Hlavacek will mark the area around your forehead and eyes to target the muscles that are creating crow’s feet around your eyes.

After identifying the muscles to be targeted, he will proceed to inject Dysport into those specifically marked areas. These muscles will gradually start losing their ability to contract, which minimizes wrinkles and lines.

After Your Treatment

Once the procedure is complete, you can get back home immediately or return to work. There will be no downtime required after treatment. The results of treatment will gradually become visible and noticeable within a few days and will be quite evident in a couple of weeks.

The lasting effects of the procedure will largely depend on the individual. Generally, the procedure’s results will last for up to four months. You can return for follow-up treatments after the results fade.

Say Goodbye to Those Crow’s Feet

Scheduling a consultation with a skilled medical professional is the best way to begin the process of smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Contact the office of Dr. Matt Hlavacek, an experienced surgeon, to arrange a consultation for Dysport treatments. Dr. Hlavacek will be happy to help you achieve your beauty goals.