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Is just a little Botox for crows feet possible?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A shutterstock_7859413 Q. Hello, I am a happy person and smile a lot. As a result, I have very deep, and a lot of permanent, wrinkles around my eyes (crows feet and under eye). I am considering Botox, but I am afraid that it would change the way I smile. Ideally, I’d like to just soften my wrinkles, not completely erase them. I would like to still be able to have the same facial expressions, just less intense. Is this possible with less Botox? Or does less Botox mean it won’t last as long? A. Less Botox, Be Happy! ​ ​The art of Botox is in the talent and technique of the injector understanding the anatomy and the unique desires of the patient. Botox is a muscle relaxer. When used precisely to the muscles one wishes to weaken, other muscles will pull without resistance and provide a more balanced appearance or relaxation of wrinkles. ​ ​Yes, there can be too much Botox used in an area which will saturate and diffuse the nearby muscles also causing them to relax and changing the balance of the appearance. ​ ​Many patients start with “baby” steps and use more Botox but in other areas to achieve a more harmonious look. ​ ​Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon with artistic injectables skills for your best evaluation and recommendations. ​ ​All the best!
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