If you’re considering Botox treatment, you’re probably wondering what it is and what to expect. Botox is a neurotoxin that is injected into the muscles to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
This treatment is most effective in treating dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by muscle movements. If you have static wrinkles, which are present even when your face is at rest, Botox may not be the best treatment option for you. If you have static wrinkles, which are present even when your face is at rest, other treatments such as laser resurfacing or dermal fillers may be more effective for you.
This treatment is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles, giving your skin a smoother and more youthful appearance. Most people who seek this treatment are in their 40s or older, but, increasingly, younger people are seeking treatment as soon as they see the first hints of wrinkles, or even to prevent them altogether!
How long does it take for Botox to work?
At the earliest, you may begin to see results within 24-48 hours. However, you’ll experience the full effect in one to two weeks. If you have an event coming up that you want to be ready for, we recommend getting Botox at least 2-3 weeks in advance. This gives you time to view the final result and determine if you need touch-ups.
How long does Botox last?
Now the answer you’ve been waiting for: On average, Botox lasts three to six months.
But let’s break it down more:
~Longevity varies from person to person
~Some patients experience longer results in the 4–6-month range
~Some patient experience shorter results in the 2-month range
It’s not uncommon for first timers to experience a shorter result the first time and a longer result the second time. Regular users may notice the results last longer over time because the muscles are shrinking. The reason you need retreatment is that the neurotoxins begin to wear off over time, and your nerves will send signals to your muscles again to start contracting – bringing back those wrinkles and fine lines.
When it comes down to making a choice, Botox can definitely help with making you look younger fast, and the best part about it – no downtime. Give us a call at New Vitality Centers to schedule your appointment today!