Soft-tissue Fillers for Crow’s Feet
Learn more about treatment options for crow's feet
In soft-tissue filler therapy, a dermal filler – such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Sculptra or Belotero – is injected directly into crow’s feet with a very small needle to temporarily improve the skin’s appearance.
Why you should choose soft-tissue fillers for crow’s feet
Soft-tissue fillers are a treatment option for static crow’s feet. Soft-tissue fillers also are:
- Relatively inexpensive
- Minimally invasive
In the past, the most widely used soft-tissue fillers were based on collagen and sometimes required allergy testing prior to treatment. A newer class of hyaluronic acid fillers is based on a sugar found naturally in human skin. Allergic reaction is extremely rare for these fillers. Your ASDS dermatologist will discuss what filler will work best to fulfill your personal goals.
Soft-tissue fillers typically cost several hundred dollars depending on the extent of treatment. Since most medical insurance companies consider soft-tissue fillers for crow’s feet a cosmetic procedure, it is generally not covered.
How to prepare for the procedure
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure. You should tell your doctor if you use or have recently taken:
- Prescription medicines
- Over-the-counter medicines
- Herbal supplements
What to expect after the procedure
Patients may experience one or more of the following reactions at the injection sites:
- Bruising, which may last up to a week
All soft-tissue fillers are temporary, lasting anywhere from six months to two years depending on the filler and type of procedure. Some patients require maintenance treatments to achieve the best results.
Find a doctor for your soft-tissue fillers for crow’s feet
Visit “Find a dermatologic surgeon” and choose “Soft-tissue Fillers” from the dropdown menu. In 2013, ASDS dermatologists performed 995,000 soft-tissue filler procedures, up from nearly 916,000 in 2012. Because ASDS dermatologists are trained in a variety of the best and latest techniques, they are the most qualified to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient’s condition.