Treating Crow's Feet without Surgery By on July 31, 2014

A woman with smooth skin, smilingIf crow's feet around the eyes makes you feel old and tired but the idea of surgery is not appealing, you may be interested in injectable cosmetic treatments. Injectable cosmetic treatments help reduce fine lines and rejuvenate the appearance without the need for surgery. Minneapolis plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna shares the following overview to help you learn more about treating crow's feet.

Treating Crow's Feet with Cosmetic Injectables

Crow's feet, the wrinkles that form around the corners of the eyes, can be a source of embarrassment or make you feel old beyond your years. Fortunately, cosmetic injectables can reduce crow's feet and rejuvenate the appearance without the use of surgery. Two of the leading injectables for treating crow's feet are Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dysport® is similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic and, like BOTOX® Cosmetic, it reduces fine lines by preventing nerve impulses from reaching the muscles.


Dypsort® improves the appearance of crow's feet and frown lines in as little one 15-minute treatment. The active ingredient in Dysport® is botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxin works to reduce wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for causing wrinkles, helping to smooth and relax the face. Because only specific muscles are targeted, patients are still able to smile and enjoy normal facial expression. 

Treating crow's feet with Dysport® provides the benefit of no recovery time, unlike surgery, which requires weeks to heal. Also, results are fully realized within one to seven days instead of months later as with surgery.


BOTOX® Cosmetic is a time-tested cosmetic injectable many people are familiar with. Like Dysport®, BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the underlying, wrinkle causing muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate the appearance. BOTOX® treatment is quick and relatively painless. Because it's non-surgical, no recovery or anesthesia is needed so you can go back to your daily activities immediately.

BOTOX® treatment is administered with a small needle, requiring as little as 15 minutes. Results may begin to be noticeable immediately, however, full results generally require a few days to be realized. Patients can expect to enjoy a rejuvenated appearance for three months or longer. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used repeatedly to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance. 

The Benefits of Treating Crow's Feet with Injectables

Treating crow's feet with cosmetic injectables offers many benefits to the patient. Results are almost immediately seen and no recovery time is needed. Treating crow's feet with cosmetic injectables eliminates the risk of surgery. Some notable benefits of non-surgical cosmetic injectable treatments include:

  • No anesthesia: Treating crow's feet with injectables eliminates the need for anesthesia.
  • Fast treatment: Injectable treatments only take about 15 minutes to complete
  • No downtime needed: Patients are able to go back to their normal activities immediately after injectable treatment.
  • Immediate results: Results are seen within the first few days of treatment with cosmetic injectables, whereas surgery requires weeks or even months, of healing.
  • Repeatable: Injectables can be repeatably administered to maintain long-term results.
  • No permanent alteration to the face: Cosmetic injectables don't permanently alter the face so you will still look like yourself.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information for treating crow's feet or other trouble areas, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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