If you want to test the rejuvenating effect of Botox injections on your own skin, you should definitely have a lot of questions on the subject!
Today we’ll do our best to give the most complete answers to the most pressing concerns of all who want to try Botox injections for the first time:
• How long does the effect of Botox injections last?
• When will I see first results of Botox injections?
First, your specialist should evaluate the condition of your tissues, the severity of wrinkles, and the role of mimic muscles in their formation. These manipulations ensure determination of the most efficient points of Botox injection.
As usual before an injection, the skin is treated with an antiseptic. Then, using a syringe with a very thin and short needle, Botox is injected into those excessively active muscles that cause unwanted deformation of your skin. The process usually takes about five minutes.
At the end of the session, your skin is treated with an antiseptic once more and cooled. The entire procedure will take you approximately 30 minutes.
The first result of an injection becomes noticeable after 3-7 days when your muscles gradually begin to relax. On average, the maximum therapeutic effect is seen on the 14-15th day. Sometimes there are cases of a significantly quicker (2-3 days) or longer (3-4 weeks) action, but they are most likely an exception.
After the first procedure, wrinkles are smoothed on average by 3 to 5 months for female patients and from 4 to 6 months for male patients, depending on an individual responsiveness to botulinum toxin. Then, neuromuscular connections blocked by Botox restore, and muscle fibers begin to shrink again. Slowly the wrinkles return. Therefore, in order to maintain constant absence of wrinkles, you will need to undergo another procedure roughly within six months.
As a rule, after 3-5 sessions the duration of Botox impact increases and so does the interval between procedures. So the answer to the question “how long do Botox injections last?” could be “even more than a half or a year”.
Sometimes bad mimics that cause wrinkles (like furrowing your brow while thinking hard) disappear with time, and those wrinkles don’t come back even without repeated Botox injection. It happens because Botox causes weakening of some unwanted mimic muscles.
Resistance to this neurotoxin is very rare. Less than 1% of people have it. Sometimes it might develop from incorrect dosages or frequency. That’s why it’s so important to have this procedure done by a professional medic to avoid this and other troubles.
In order to take the best of Botox, please avoid these actions after treatment:
– Don’t go to sleep in 3-4 hours after Botox injection
– Don’t take medication that affects blood clotting for 24 hours
– Avoid alcohol for 10 days
– Don’t touch injected areas for 2 days
– Don’t do active sports for 2 days
– Don’t tilt your head down for a long time for 2 days
– Don’t go to sauna or tanning for 10 days
The best age to get rid of wrinkles using Botox is between 30 and 50 years old. Moreover, if you start fighting wrinkles earlier, your results would be better for the whole life.
In case you are thinking about getting a Botox treatment, we welcome you to call us and schedule an appointment. At Arsenault Derm Spa, our specialists with medical training are here to help you in the fight against first signs of aging and make your treatments worth the investment. People from Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Sarasota come to our office to get qualitative results and professional advice on the most efficient skin care options.