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Demystifying Botox Dosage: Understanding Crows Feet Treatment

By: Alex Truong, PA-C


Crows feet, those fine lines that appear around the eyes, can be a common concern as we age. Many individuals turn to Botox to address these wrinkles and rejuvenate the eye area. However, the dosage of Botox varies significantly based on each person's unique facial structure and dynamic muscle movement. In this blog post, we'll delve into the intricacies of Botox dosage for treating crows feet, using personalized examples to highlight the tailored approach Beyond Esthetics takes in addressing the individual needs of our patients. For the purpose of this article, we will be using Botox as an inclusive term for any neurotoxin  like Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin®.  [Interested in checking out the world of neurotoxins? See our dedicated blog post here.]

Understanding Crows Feet:

Crows feet, also known as laughter lines or smile lines, are the fine lines that radiate from the outer corners of the eyes. They often result from repeated muscle contractions and the natural aging process. To effectively address these wrinkles, it's crucial to understand the dynamic muscle movement around the eyes that contributes to their formation.

How Botox Works:

Botox, a neuromodulator derived from the botulinum toxin, works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in targeted muscles. In the case of crows feet, Botox relaxes the muscles responsible for the wrinkles, resulting in smoother and youthful-looking skin.

Consultation and Customization:

It's important to note that these examples are illustrative, and the optimal Botox dosage varies for each individual. Beyond Esthetics emphasizes the significance of a personalized consultation with our skilled practitioners. During this consultation, we assess your unique facial features, discuss your aesthetic goals, and tailor a Botox treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

Personalized Dosage Examples:

Botox in the upper face will nearly always be used in tandem treatment with treating frown lines, the glabella region (those “11s” or angry lines) so the other muscles in the upper face like the frontalis and the procerus muscles don’t overcompensate trying to move around and elevate one specific area that’s been treated. The following examples are specifically for the crows feet.

*Patient Profile 1 (38-year-old) TOP:*

Meet Michelle, a 38-year-old who has developed deeper crows feet due to aging and sun exposure. Michelle's treatment may involve a higher Botox dosage, focusing on both prevention and correction to achieve optimal results. This patient was treated with 16 units of Botox. 

*Patient Profile 2 (35-year-old) BOTTOM:*

Lisa, a 35-year-old with expressive facial features, experiences more noticeable crows feet when smiling. To address this, a slightly higher Botox dosage is recommended, strategically targeting the muscles responsible for these dynamic wrinkles while preserving her natural expressions. This patient was treated with 4 units of Botox. 

How Many Units of Botox for Cr

*Patient Profile 3 (35-year-old) TOP:*

Maria, a 35-year-old, has distinctive crows feet that extend beyond the eyes. Her treatment plan involves a customized Botox dosage to address both the fine lines and the surrounding area, providing a comprehensive and harmonious result. This patient was treated with 8 units of Botox. 

*Patient Profile 4 (33-year-old) BOTTOM:*

Finally, let's consider Sarah, a vibrant 33-year-old with minimal signs of aging. Sarah's crows feet are subtle, and her treatment plan typically involves a conservative Botox dosage to maintain a natural appearance. The focus is on prevention and addressing early signs before they become more pronounced. This patient was treated with 12 units of Botox. 

How Many Units of Botox for Cr


In the world of aesthetic treatments, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, especially when it comes to Botox dosage for crows feet. By understanding the dynamic nature of each individual's facial muscles, Beyond Esthetics ensures that our patients receive a customized treatment plan that enhances their natural beauty. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog posts, where we will explore Botox dosages for other facial areas and provide more insights into the artistry of aesthetic treatments.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact  Beyond Esthetics today.

*Please note names have been changed to protect patient privacy. Images used with permission of patients. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.