I'm having Botox done for the first time next week. I have crows feet that are severe for my age - even my eyebrow threading lady commented on it.
I'm only 29 and I don't want to drastically change my face, just to soften these lines. I've tried every other route but nothing has made a significant enough difference.
Anyway, I've done lots of research and although most is positive, I read a few people saying that Botox on crows feet had changed the shape of their eyes? Is this a real risk? Even if I'm going to a reputable clinic to have the procedure done by a doctor? I would hate for it to have that affect.
There shouldn't be any effect on eye shape, after all you are not adding or taking anything away. However, I would strongly recommend going to a medically-trained professional with experience of these procedures. In Europe only trained doctors are licensed to perform this treatments. I do not know what the position is in the UK, but seeing that you can have the procedures in a beauty salon I assume it is not as strictly regulated?
It's changed the shape of mine for the better but that's because I have a medical condition which affects the muscles around the eyes (so I get Botox for medical reasons). I don't think it would change most people.
Worst comes to worst if you don't like it, it will wear off in about 3 months.
I have always had a low enough dose to avoid this. I did once have a situation where it seemed to take longer to kick in for one eye than the other so looked asymmetrical for a couple of days, but I've been having it about 7 years and it's always been fine otherwise.