When it comes to non-invasive anti-aging treatments, botox cosmetic tops the list. Botox is a low risk, cost-effective treatment that gives the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. However, since botox is a temporary fix, patients considering treatment frequently ask – How long do botox results last.
How botox reduces lines and wrinkles
When botox is injected it relaxes the muscles. The reduction in muscle movement stops the skin from creasing, and prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, which are caused by repetitive muscle movements.
How Long Will My Botox Results Last?
Botox takes about 7-10 days to take effect, and the results last an average of 3-4 months. However, patients getting botox for the first time may notice that the effects wear off faster, and the results may not be as expected. On the other hand, results may last longer after several treatments.
Factors that affect how long botox lasts
There are several factors that can affect how long botox lasts including dosage, metabolism, and the area injected.
- Dosage: The more botox units used, the longer it will last.
- Metabolism: Individuals that have a high metabolism tend to eliminate botox much faster.
- Area injected: When botox is injected into larger muscles like those across the forehead, the results will not last very long. However, results last longer for smaller muscles such as those around the eyes (crow’s feet).
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