How long will my results from Botox last?

Botox cosmetic treatment is now readily available and is seen as a safe, effective, way to smooth unwanted wrinkles, and take years off your appearance. As more people desire to keep looking younger for longer, there is a high demand for minimally invasive options like botox. One of the most important questions to ask your medical provider about botox is, – How long will my results from botox last.

What is botox?
Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the botulinum toxin type A. It is used for treating dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles formed by repetitive muscle movements.

How does it work?
Botoxis injected into strategic muscles in the areas where clients would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.Itworks by blocking the transmission of nerve signals to the nearby muscles. This causes the wrinkles to soften, and prevents new ones from forming.

How long will your results from botox last
The results gained with botox can last anywhere from 3-6 months, it really varies for each client. The motion of the muscle returns quicker for some people than it does for others, and this is related to the thickness of the muscles in the brow area. Patients with thicker muscles usually require more injections to achieve the desired effect.

The longevity of the botox results is also affected by how diluted the product is. After consistent, long-term use botox can last up to 9 months in some instances.

In order to ensure safety, botox must be administered only by a licensed medical professional.

Clients in Memphis and Germantown, TN, can contact Levy Dermatology for more information about botox.

Call us today at 901-624-3333 to schedule a consultation with board certified dermatologist, Dr. Alan Levy.

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