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Crow's feet Anti-Wrinkle Injection problems: How to fix them?

Updated: Feb 16

"Crow's feet" is a colloquial term for the fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the outer corners of the eyes. These lines typically fan out in a pattern similar to the feet of a crow, hence the name. Crow's feet are a common sign of ageing and are associated with the loss of skin elasticity and the repeated contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle around the eyes. The medical term for crow's feet is "periorbital lines" or "lateral canthal lines."


Crow's feet Anti-Wrinkle Injection problems: How to fix them?

These wrinkles develop over time due to a combination of factors:


  1. Ageing: As people age, the skin naturally loses collagen and elastin, leading to a reduction in skin elasticity.

  2. Sun Exposure: UV rays from the sun can accelerate the aging process and contribute to the development of wrinkles.

  3. Repetitive Facial Expressions: The muscles around the eyes are frequently used for facial expressions such as smiling and squinting. Over time, these repetitive muscle movements can contribute to the formation of lines.


To address crow's feet and other facial wrinkles, many individuals turn to cosmetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections (colloquially known as Botox) and dermal fillers. These interventions work by reducing muscle activity or adding volume to the skin, helping to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. However, complications or undesired effects can occasionally occur:


'Still have wrinkles under my eyes after crows feet injections’:

Crow’s feet wrinkles can extend all the way around and under the lower eyelid. When crow’s feet are treated without including the under eye wrinkles, the under eye wrinkles may appear more prominent by comparison. To avoid under eye wrinkles looking worse by comparison, treat the outer crow’s feet more conservatively.


‘My crows feet anti-wrinkle wears off quickly’:

The longevity of crow’s feet anti-wrinkle treatment depends on the following:

  1. Amount (number of units) of anti-wrinkle product injected.

  2. The precision of the injections.

  3. How strong your obicularis oculi muscle is at the area.

  4. How frequently you are getting anti-wrinkle injections for crow’s feet.


The only way to increase the longevity of your crow’s feet anti-wrinkle treatment is to be consistent in your treatments, and make sure your procedure is done carefully by a qualified and experienced cosmetic injector such as Radianne Skin.


‘My cheeks look like chipmunks after crows feet injections’:

Lower crow’s feet are caused by both the eye muscles and the cheek muscles. If your lower crow’s feet are treated too aggressively with anti-wrinkle injections, then your cheeks may look different, especially when smiling. This is often referred to as chipmunk cheeks because they look flat and bunched.


By treating the lower crow’s feet conservatively, we can avoid this chipmunk effect. Combining lower crow’s feet anti-wrinkle treatment with cheek filler can be used to achieve more pronounced improvements without causing chipmunk cheeks.



It's essential to note that the development of crow's feet is a natural part of ageing, and not everyone views them as undesirable. Some people embrace the signs of aging as a normal part of life, while others may seek cosmetic interventions if they wish to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Ultimately, the choice to address crow's feet is a personal one.


Radianne Skin is located in Melbourne CBD, central to many of Melbourne's suburbs in terms of accessibility. Book a comprehensive consultation with us now to discuss how we can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals!




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