The first and most famous brand name of cosmetic neurotoxin injection treatments, Botox is a go-to solution for those who wish to erase age lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Glow Aesthetic Center provides three different types of treatments that use the botulinum toxin from which Botox gets its name: the famous brand name itself, Dysport, and a less expensive brand called Xeomin. Regardless of the brand you decide to go with, the results typically last 3-4 months. Of course, everyone is different and your body may react differently to the neurotoxin. Some people experience prolonged effects that last up to half a year, while a minority may see their effects dip every 2 months, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The medical team at Glow Aesthetic Center is led by Dr. Homan Siman and provides safe, clinically tested Botox treatments to patients on a regular basis. If you’re ready to recapture the look of your youth, do away with wrinkles, and say goodbye to age lines, it’s time to schedule your Botoxtreatment today. Call our office at (818) 905-8815 or fill out the form on our contact page, and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
Factors that Affect How Long Botox Lasts
While the length of time Botox lasts varies among clients, there are some factors that can extend the life of your treatment. Healthline provides a comprehensive list of items that are outside of your control and the steps you can take toward a better outcome.
Features Outside of Your Control
Genetic factors and the makeup of your body can have significant effects on how long your treatment lasts. For example, the time before a new treatment is necessary can depend on:
- Your natural skin elasticity
- How deep-seated your wrinkles are
- Your age at the time of injection
Also, Botox works by blocking neurotransmitters, effectively paralyzing the muscles in the surrounding area. Your body is constantly creating new versions of these chemicals, which means eventually the treatment will wear off. This can be sooner or later, depending on how quickly your body creates new neurochemicals.
Ways to Extend Your Botox Treatment
The best ways to extend your treatment involve protecting and nurturing your skin to prevent future wrinkles. Good habits include:
- Sun Avoidance: Limit the time you spend outside during the hottest hours of the day. If you do need to venture outside, always make sure to wear at least 30 SPF sunscreen, wear a hat and otherwise work to prevent UV rays from reaching your skin directly.
- Water Tips: It’s important to drink plenty of water every day, but the Mayo Clinic is not entirely clear on whether this helps keep your skin hydrated. Besides just drinking water, avoid hot water (such as baths and showers) for extended periods, moisturize after bathing, and don’t use skincare products that contain alcohol.
- No Smoking: Smoking is incredibly bad for your health. Not only that, but it also affects your aesthetic. When you smoke, you effectively age your face and thin your skin, which leads to more wrinkles and a shorter time between Botox treatments.
- Healthy Diet: Your skin’s health is also dependent on the things you eat. Vegetables, “superfoods” like avocados and sweet potatoes, nuts, and fatty fish are all food groups that give you healthier, younger-looking skin. Try to be mindful of what and how much you eat, developing good habits that will prolong your BotoxⓇ treatments and save you money.
Scheduling Your Next Botox Treatments
We recommend our clients receive a new treatment with a neurotoxin injection about every three months. In some cases, it may not be necessary until a month or two after this benchmark, but it is often better to be proactive and sure than to develop wrinkles again and lose confidence.
However, if you are a regular user of Botox injections, your need for frequent “updates” may dwindle. That’s because the neurotoxin paralyzes those muscles, which means they don’t move until the toxin wears off. During that time, the muscles may shrink from lack of usage and require fewer, less frequent treatments to achieve the same look (according to data gathered by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal).
Importantly, you should not get new treatments sooner than three months after your last injection. Otherwise, it is possible to develop a resistance to the neurotoxin that will dim or negate its effects.
When you work with the medical team at Glow Aesthetic Center, we will provide you with a plan for future treatment sessions. That way, you’ll always know when your next appointment is, and you won’t have to worry about losing the youthful look you desire.
Get Your Botox Consultation Today
Are you ready to reclaim the face of your youth? Tired of the lack of confidence that wrinkles and age lines instill in you when you look in the mirror? If so, it’s time to talk to Dr. Homan Siman and the aesthetic medical team at Glow Aesthetic Center about getting your first Botox treatment.
To schedule your consultation, call our office at (818) 905-8815. We also respond to messages sent via the form on our contact page, if you prefer to connect with us that way. Our team is ready to help you capture the look you’ve been seeking for years!