For the millions of slightly “wrinkled” people out there who may have tried or are even just considering Botox, I have some bad news and some good news. Your bad news is – Botox doesn’t last forever. What this means that in order for you to maintain Botox’s incredibly powerful wrinkle minimizing results, you will have to continually invest money on your Botox treatments.
But there is also good news – if your specific Botox treatment doesn’t go as planned, you will be happy to know that the results are only temporary, and after a few short months your skin and muscles (wrinkles) will return to their usual “wrinkly” state.
So how many days, weeks and months will my Botox treatment REALLY last?
The results will depend on YOU and your individual Botox treatment. How it is administered, what the exact dosage is, as well as a number of other factors, typically determines your results. The most common answer is that for most patients, your treatments will last between 3 and 4 months. Of course there are always exceptions, mainly athletes and first time users.
Athletes may see their results from their Botox injections fade faster. Athlete’s metabolism runs at a much higher rate than most people. Physically active bodies tend to heal faster and will eliminate the Botox from their body more quickly. That’s not great news for athletes, however, by detailing your lifestyle during your initial consultation with a Botox specialist at Arsenault Dermatology, we can create a custom treatment plan to best achieve your desired long-term results.
First time users will also see less than average results. If you’re a first time user of Botox you may find that your results deteriorate very fast. It takes a while before the injections fully achieve their desired, lasting results. Through repeated Botox injections, your specific facial muscles become conditioned, and the results will start to last longer.
With Botox, repetition is a good thing and helps with your long-term desired results. A recently conducted Botox study concluded that if you instill Botox into a specific facial area every 4 months over the next 2 years, the Botox treated muscles will weaken so much that their recovery will begin to take longer. What this means to you, is that if you become a steady Botox user you will be able to wait up to 6 months before a new treatment will be required, giving better results and saving you money.
If after you have had a Botox treatment you begin to notice that your Botox treatment is wearing off more quickly than you were expecting, it may makes sense to talk to a specialist and to truly find out why your results are less than optimal. Before contacting someone, please consider that Botox injections need 1 or 2 days before taking effect and may not reach maximum results for 1 to 2 weeks.
If you are considering investing in any type of Botox, we invite you to call us and schedule a consultation. At Arsenault Dermatology, our dedicated Botox Specialist is here will work with you to help you determine how to make your individual treatments worth the investment, both financially and psychologically, and that you get the desired results. Done properly, Botox can have a very immediate and dramatic effect on helping you become a more beautiful you.