Soft-tissue Fillers 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

Possible risks

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.

Cost

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
  • Swelling
  • Redness

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.