Are you tired of seeing forehead lines or crow’s feet when you look in the mirror? Botox can reduce them for you. Botox is a powerful wrinkle-reduction treatment that softens wrinkles in the upper third of the face. But how long will the results of botox last?
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin type A, which is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is a cosmetic injectable that is used to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that occur due to the repeated contraction of the facial muscles over many years. Dynamic wrinkles include frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
How Botox Works
When Botox is injected into facial muscles, it blocks the transmission of messages from the nerves that tell the muscles to contract. This causes the muscles to relax, so the overlying wrinkles become less noticeable.
How Long Will My Botox Results Last?
The results of botox are temporary and typically last 3-4 months. As botox starts to wear off, muscle movement will gradually return and if there is no follow-up treatment, the wrinkles will reappear. Therefore, if you want to maintain the wrinkle-reducing impact of botox, you will need to receive treatments every 3-4 months.
First-time botox users may notice that the effects wear off earlier than the anticipated 3 months. However, results tend to last longer over time because the facial muscles become conditioned to botox injections.
How long the results of botox last can also be influenced by the amount of botox injected. If the correct number of botox units is not administered the effects will not last as long as expected.
Botox treatment should only be administered by licensed medical professionals with the relevant training.
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