7: How Long Will Botox Last?
This is the seventh installment of 12 Things You Need to Know About Botox and Aesthetics which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
10 Keys to Your Personal Botox Results
The results from Botox last anywhere between 2-6 months; the average result lasts about 3-4 months. Why does Botox eventually stop working? Your body makes new neurotransmitters all the time, so the “blocking” effect of Botox gradually wears off as these chemicals start circulating in your body again. The muscles are no longer inhibited.
What influences how long your Botox results will last?
- Your Personal Metabolism. Your unique body chemistry will process Botox on its own timeframe – for most people, the effect lasts 3-4 months.
- The Size and Depth of Your Wrinkles. People with fine lines may enjoy Botox longer than those with thick scowls or bulky muscles.
- Your Activity Level. “Gym rats” who do cardio exercise more than 5 times a week may notice that Botox wears off more quickly.
- The Quality of the Botox. Botox is sensitive to heat, excessive agitation, and time. Supplies must be kept fresh and refrigerated. The Eye Centers of Florida always maintains absolute care in keeping Botox stored properly for maximum effectiveness.
- The Area Being Treated. Results in the forehead and between the eyebrows typically last the longest.
- Your Facial Expressions. Some patients are lucky and “forget” to use their facial muscles even after the effects of Botox begin to wear off. Their results will last longer than those who are extremely animated with their facial expressions.
- The Skill and Accuracy of the Injector. Botox works right where it’s injected. The best injectors target your muscles with accuracy and place injections perfectly for maximum benefit. They know exactly how much to use. They know how to space the injections. And they know your facial anatomy!
- The Amount of Botox Injected. There’s no one-size-fits-all standard recipe for Botox. Your treatment should be tailored to your muscles’ specific level of activity, strength and bulk. Larger muscles require more Botox.
- Other Factors. Some people will experience a shorter Botox benefit if they are ill, under stress or perform intense physical activity.
- How Often You Have Botox Treatments. The more frequently you have Botox injections, the longer the effect will last between sessions! Some doctors have reported repeat clients who can go up to a year between injections.
How do you know your Botox needs refreshing? You’ll start to notice a return of muscle movement and a deepening of the wrinkles. At this point, it’s best to return to the Aesthetic Center at Eye Centers of Florida for another treatment – as in Tip #10, your results will continue to improve the more often you’re treated.
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