For nearly 18 years, Botox has been the preeminent anti-aging injectable, and its popularity only continues to grow.
As such, more and more individuals are turning to the neurotoxin to eradicate unwanted lines, revitalize skin, and restore a youthful appearance.
But before getting started with Botox, many women and men have a number of questions, including: How does Botox work? When can I see results? How long does Botox last?
For the answers to these questions and to learn all about Botox, read on.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that is derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium. When injected into specific facial muscles, Botox interrupts communication between nerves and muscles to prevent contraction.
This temporary paralytic effect reduces the muscle’s propensity to pull skin and produce wrinkles.
Accordingly, Botox and other neuromodulators, like Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau, are able to relax lines and produce a more refreshed appearance.
When Can You See Botox Results?
In most cases, patients can note visible wrinkle reduction in three-to-five days. However, it can take up to two weeks to see full Botox effects.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Prior to undergoing injections, many patients want to know – How long does Botox last?
While longevity can vary depending on several factors – patient anatomy, Botox dose, wrinkle severity, and injector technique – Botox typically lasts for three-to-four months.
For some patients, treatment benefits may extend up to six months.
Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles?
In addition to wondering – How long does Botox last? – you may also be curious if Botox can be used for prevention.
Because Botox temporarily immobilizes muscles, it can stop existing lines from worsening and new wrinkles from forming. So, yes. Botox can help combat signs of aging.
Get Started with Botox
If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified dermatologist and leading injector Dr. Nalan Narine.