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Does Botox Last Long?

Would you like to reduce those pesky forehead wrinkles?  Smooth, wrinkle-free skin can be yours with botox injectable treatment.  But does botox last long, or do you need to get treatments regularly?

Understanding how botox cosmetic works

Botox cosmetic is a simple, effective way to treat dynamic wrinkles i.e. frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.  Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, which is a neurotoxin.  It works by temporarily interrupting normal communication between the nerves and the muscles, which prevents the muscles from contracting. 

After botox treatment, the existing wrinkles will look softer and less visible, and new wrinkles won’t develop.

Does botox last long?

Botox is a temporary wrinkle solution, so it does not last long.  It typically last 3-4 months, so patients wishing to maintain the results will have to schedule a follow-up treatment before the results wear off.

Having said that, doctors have noticed that some patients that get botox regularly are able to go longer between treatments, because botox may ‘train’ the injected muscles.  As a result, the muscles stay relaxed for longer. 

Factors that affect how long botox lasts

There are several factors that can extend or shorten the duration of botox results.  Smoking, diet, and sun exposure, as well as the patient’s age and muscle tone, can all impact how long botox lasts.

For maximum effectiveness, botox must be injected at the correct sites using the appropriate dosage.  It is therefore important that patients have botox injected by a skilled, experienced medical injector, preferably a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.  

Are you ready to schedule your botox appointment?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Beverly Hills, CA area, Rodeo Surgical Art is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.rodeosurgicalart.com, or by calling 310-652-4500.

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