If you are tired of seeing those lines and wrinkles across your forehead, it may be time to consider getting botox. Botox can reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles etched over time due to facial expressions such as frowning, squinting, and smiling. But how long do the effects last and how often should you get botox.
How botox works to reduce wrinkles
Botox is a neurotoxin, and it works by temporarily blocking the signals normally transmitted from the nerves to the muscles. Without this communication the muscles won’t contract, and as they relax, the wrinkles in the overlying skin become softer and less visible.
How Often Should I Get Botox?
The results of botox last an average of 4 months, but the timeline may be shorter for those getting botox for the first time. In order to maintain the skin rejuvenating results of botox, patients will have to get treatments every 3-4 months.
The muscle relaxing effects of botox are temporary, so after a few weeks the drug will begin to wear off. Consequently, the muscles will start contracting again and the wrinkles will return. However, people that use botox over several years will notice that their results last longer, because the muscles adapt to botox and therefore contract less.
For best results, patients are advised to work with their botox provider to set up a customized treatment plan (click here to learn more).
Am I a good candidate for botox?
If you would like to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet), you would probably be a good candidate for botox.
Interested in botox? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Addison / North Dallas or Plano areas, Rejuve Med Spa, Dallas, TX is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.rejuvemedspa.com or by calling (972) 447-6378.