Smile Lines, Crows Feet

Every time you smile, the muscles around your mouth and eyes retract to show your joy. Over time, the creases in the skin where the muscles move can become etched in place as the skin loses elasticity. Smile lines are common as you get older, especially the “crow’s feet” on the outside corner of the eyes. To smooth away smile lines, treatment is available at Dr. Sedgh Facial Plastic Surgery in West Hollywood, CA.

Smile Lines Treatment

Crow’s feet are dynamic lines, which means they are caused by muscle movement. Unlike some wrinkles that appear from sagging skin, lines like frown, worry and smile lines are more noticeable when the muscles move. One of the most effective treatments for these types of lines is Botox® injections, which relaxes the muscles that make dynamic lines.

Botox for Crow’s Feet

Botox is a household name for good reasons. It is one of the most requested cosmetic treatments in the U.S. and is very safe and effective for many aesthetic and medical purposes. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means it affects nerve communication. When injected into a muscle, Botox can block certain nerve commands to the muscle from the brain. This stops the muscle from contracting, making it semi-paralyzed for up to four months.

For reducing crow’s feet and other dynamic lines, Botox is very effective. The treatment only takes about 15 minutes to perform – precise injections are placed to the muscles that cause the smile lines to appear. The effects of Botox take a few days to notice – the crinkled lines around the outside of the eyes begin to soften for a more youthful eye appearance. In 3-4 months, the effects of Botox will wear off and the proteins in Botox are broken down and absorbed into the body. The treatment can be repeated to maintain the desired effects.

Older woman smiling at camera

If you want to get rid of smile lines, frown lines or furrows on the brow, Botox is a wonderful solution. There is no downtime needed and your treatment can be completed quickly at our clinic in Los Angeles, CA. Call our office today to schedule your Botox consultation or treatment.


When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.