One of the factors that many patients consider before undergoing a cosmetic treatment is longevity of results. This information not only allows them to make a fully-informed decision, but it also helps manage their expectations and plan for maintenance post-procedure.
If you are thinking about an anti-aging injectable like Botox, you’re likely aware that the effects aren’t permanent.
To this extent, you may want to know: How long does Botox last? How can you can best-maintain your results? Is there anything you can do to extend Botox effects?
Continue reading for the answers to these question as well as the factors that can affect Botox longevity.
How Long Does Botox Last?
While individual results may vary, Botox can correct moderate to severe wrinkles, including forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, for approximately three-to-four months.
Following treatment, the body gradually metabolizes Botox and muscles slowly regain mobility.
Once effects begin to fade, patients can either maintain wrinkle-relaxation with additional injections or allow their skin to return to its pre-treatment state.
What Factors Affect Botox Longevity?
A number of factors can affect Botox longevity, including the person’s age, skin elasticity, depth and number of wrinkles, and how quickly they metabolize the product.
Botox dosing, product dilution, and injection technique can all significantly impact results and duration. Accordingly, it is essential to seek Botox from a skilled and experienced injector like Dr. Narine in order to maximize treatment benefits.
Is There Any Way to Extend Duration of Results?
In addition to selecting a qualified provider, regularly undergoing treatments can help extend Botox results.
Over time, Botox can train muscles away from wrinkle-causing expressions, and this muscle memory will help effects last longer. As a result, some individuals may be able to enjoy smooth skin for up to six months and require fewer treatments.
How Often Can You Get Botox?
Dr. Narine will develop a customized Botox treatment plan for you and recommend how frequently you should have maintenance injections.
With that being said, treatment shouldn’t be repeated sooner than three months in order to preserve responsiveness and avoid developing a resistance.
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