How Long Does Botox Last?

Do you want to achieve a younger, more attractive look?  Botox cosmetic is an anti-aging injectable that can give you the youthful appearance you desire, by effectively combating wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. One question frequently asked about botox is – how long does botox last.

Understanding botox

Botox is a neurotoxin that works by blocking the signals sent from the nerves to the muscles.  The muscles won’t contract without these signals, and as they relax, the overlying wrinkles become less visible.  Botox can be used to smooth dynamic wrinkles i.e. forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

How Long Does Botox Last?

When administered by a qualified medical practitioner, botox typically lasts 3-6 months, so if you are looking to botox to improve your look for that special occasion, it is certainly a great choice.  However, injections will have to be repeated to maintain the results because once botox begins to wear off, the muscles will start contracting again.

Factors that affect how long botox lasts

There are several factors that can impact the longevity of botox, including the following.

  • Age: Botox tends to last longer for younger individuals with firm facial muscles, than it does for older people with poor muscle tone.   
  • Gender: Men typically have stronger facial muscles than women, and as a result, botox wears off faster for some men.
  • Lifestyle: Individuals that have a very active lifestyle tend to get more short-term results with botox, due to their higher level of metabolic activity.

Would you like to learn more about botox injectable treatment?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area. 

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD, is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.capitalskinlaser.com, or by calling (301) 234-7669.

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