Botox is an effective cosmetic injectable to treat visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. It also has non-cosmetic uses, like treating Hyperhidrosis. Although it is a temporary treatment, you can attend regular sessions to maintain your youthful appearance and smooth skin.
A Botox injectable treatment works to relax the facial muscles responsible for causing the wrinkling and the visible signs of aging. A single treatment alone can target problem areas to create a natural and youthful appearance.
When injected into face and neck muscles, Botox injectables temporarily relax muscles, which soften wrinkles and fine lines and reduce the pulled-down, drooping appearance. Patients can typically expect a reduction of 80% of wrinkles that can last for up to 4 months.
Factors in Determining How Long Your Botox Treatment Lasts
You will enjoy your Botox treatment for four to six months when it is used for aesthetic purposes. Some factors involved in how long your Botox treatment lasts and how effective it is include your age, your wrinkle severity, your metabolism, and the amount of collagen already in your skin.
However, it is important to note that with each injection and repeated treatment, the effectiveness of your Botox is extended. When Botox is injected to the muscle, the muscle relaxes – meaning that the muscles not in use will become smaller and shorter with time.
Frequency of Times Used
It is recommended that you attend Botox treatments at least twice a year to maintain your youthful, rejuvenated appearance and optimize your results.
The older you are, the more you will need to attend follow-up treatments as your wrinkles will be deeper and more difficult to soften.
If your metabolism is fast, you will need to visit more frequently as metabolism affects muscle movement and how quickly your body digests and dissolves substances within it. Patients with high metabolism can experience shorter-lasting results, as their bodies metabolize Botox more quickly.
A stronger dosage means you are at higher risk of a frozen face, so it is best to discuss with your clinician which dosage amount is ideal for you to achieve youthful, natural-looking results without experiencing drastic side effects. This dosage amount can be reduced over time as your muscles shrink and fine lines decrease.
How to Increase the Longevity of Your Botox Treatment
Sunscreen, moisturizers, and maintaining your physical and mental health are the keys to extending the rejuvenating effects of your Botox treatments. These practices should also be applied to your life before your Botox treatment, as taking care of yourself is the key to staying young and active.
1) Don’t Forget Sunscreen and Moisturizers
SPF and daily moisturizing are key to not only increasing the longevity of your Botox, but for maintaining a youthful appearance in general. Sunscreen and moisturizer are great preventive treatments to begin using as soon as possible, and are necessities after any skin treatment. Protecting your skin from dryness and harsh rays of the sun prevents future wrinkles and allows your Botox treatment to last longer.
2) Keep Your Stress Levels to a Minimum and Engage in a Healthy Lifestyle
Frown lines and wrinkles between your brows are there for a reason – these movements are repeated when you’re stressed with work or family and can cause lines without you even noticing. Engaging in a healthy amount of exercise slows down aging, as well as eating nutrient-rich foods and keeping your stress levels to a minimum.
Physical and internal health often affects your outer appearance, so it is always important to take care of yourself before and after Botox treatments.
Consult Dr. Egozi for your Botox Treatment
Dr. Egozi is qualified and experienced in administering Botox. Patients can expect a doctor who takes great pride in delivering excellent Botox treatments that create a natural and youthful appearance.
The expert results are achieved by taking extra care to ensure that the muscles causing wrinkling are the ones being treated. Your muscle culprits will be evaluated during your initial consultation, and subsequent recommendations will be made to develop a complete course of action for the best results.
Call us today at +1-727-461-5872 to book your free consultation and check out our Botox treatment page to learn more!