Have you finally decided to do something about the wrinkles on your forehead by giving botox a try? If so, you’re probably excited about getting botox, and hope that the results will last a long time. But does botox last forever?
What Is Botox
Botox is the brand name for a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles formed by expression lines. This includes forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet.
How Botox Cosmetic Works
During treatment, small doses of botox are injected into the targeted facial muscles. Botox blocks the signal from the nerves to the muscles, causing the muscles to relax. Relaxing the underlying facial muscle makes the existing wrinkles smoother, and prevents new ones from forming. As a result, the face looks fresher and more youthful.
Botox is a completely non-surgical treatment, so there is no downtime. It typically takes one botox treatment to achieve the desired results.
Does Botox last Forever
No, botox does not last forever. Botox is a temporary wrinkle-smoothing treatment that typically lasts 3-4 months. First-time botox users often find that the results wear off sooner, whereas patients that have been using botox for a long time notice that the effects last longer with each treatment.
When the muscle-relaxing effects of botox start to wear off, the nerves will once again send out signals and muscle action will return. Consequently, wrinkles will begin to appear again if no follow-up treatments are done.
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