BOTOX® is famous for its ability to smooth out wrinkles and allow patients to achieve a more youthful appearance. Are you thinking about getting it? If so, you may have some questions about what to expect. Specifically, you may want to know how long BOTOX® lasts. This blog post discusses the average lifespan of this cosmetic service.
BOTOX® May Last for 3 – 4 Months
It is common for patients to return to their provider for a new round of BOTOX® injections every 3 – 4 months or so. After this length of time, they may notice that their wrinkles are beginning to become visible again. Timely injections keep the skin looking smooth and can reduce the formation of new movement-based wrinkles.
Of course, there are some exceptions. Some patients find that their results last for up to 6 months. Others, though, have to undergo new injections every 2 – 3 months. How long your results last can be affected by numerous factors, such as your age, your sex, and your muscle mass.
How Can You Extend the Results?
Most patients notice that after their second round of injections, their results last longer than they did after their initial appointment. This occurs because once the muscles are beneath the skin are paralyzed, they become shorter and weaker. Hence, they are less able to cause wrinkles. Therefore, the more diligent you are about keeping up with injections, the longer your results are likely to last.
Additionally, keep in mind that injection technique is important. When you partner with a well-qualified provider, your results may last longer that if you visit someone with less experience and knowledge.
You should also practice a good skincare routine. For example, you should avoid smoking, protect yourself from excessive sun exposure, and use high-quality skincare products as part of your daily routine. These smart measures will help your skin’s overall appearance and complement the results of your BOTOX®.
BOTOX® can smooth out your skin for months at a time! With just a few rounds of injections each year, you can maintain a more youthful appearance.
Meet the Practice
Dr. Terri Alani is a dentist with decades of experience. She is proud to offer BOTOX® as one of her many cosmetic services. As someone who is intimately familiar with facial anatomy, she is well-qualified to administer the injections. To learn more about how she and our team may be able to serve you, contact our Houston dental office at 713-621-5141.