Botox injections have come a long way in the last decade. The cosmetic injection has been perfected, and now it’s possible to both receive the injection and maintain movement in your eyebrows and other areas of your face, all while reducing or eliminating the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This ensures you retain a natural look while postponing the signs of aging.
FYI, Botox injections do not last forever. It is not a treatment that you receive one time and are finished. To maintain the benefits of Botox, you will need to receive it regularly. Just how regular or often are we talking about?
If you’re new to the world of Botox, this may be your most pressing question. There are a few factors at play, but we have the answers to how long does Botox lasts.
Factors That Might Impact A Botox Injection
No two people are created equal when it comes to anything, including Botox injections. Several factors may impact how long your results will last.
First, the amount of Botox and the location being injected can affect how long your results will last. There are also some variances specific to your own body, including; how old you are, your metabolism, the depth of your wrinkles, as well as the current elasticity of your skin. Someone in their early 30s will likely experience longer results than someone in their 50s because their skin has more collagen proteins, and their skin repairs and produces more cells in a shorter period, also known as skin cell turnover. While this isn’t definite, in most cases, younger people will see longer-lasting results.
Likewise, thicker, deeper wrinkles will reappear sooner. For example, if you have deeper forehead wrinkles but minimal crow’s feet, the forehead wrinkles will likely become visible faster as the muscles regain functionality.
Repeated Visits May Extend Results
When you receive a Botox injection, it relaxes the muscles. Because the muscles are not used for months, the muscles themselves will grow smaller and thinner. Even as Botox wears off, the remaining muscles will not move as much or flex as deeply. The results may last longer with regularly scheduled Botox injections because the smaller muscles will remain relaxed longer.
Of course, it isn’t guaranteed. Your body may react differently to the Botox injections, but many patients do report longer-lasting results as they continue their injections.
So How Long Will Botox Injections Last?
Generally speaking, Botox will last between three and four months. However, the injections can last up to six months or may last as little as two. The first set of injections is truly a learning experience for all parties. Our team at The Skin Center, by CPS, will analyze your skin and make the best determination possible regarding your Botox injection, however, it isn’t possible to know exactly how long individual results will last until after you’ve received the first injections.
Following your first injection, it is essential to take all the necessary skincare precautions, including staying hydrated, exfoliating your skin, applying SPF to your face, and staying out of the sun. This will not only help protect your skin, prolong the effects of Botox while also reducing the chance of new wrinkles forming.
After several months have passed, your provider will have a better understanding of how your skin responds and determine just how long subsequent injections will last. Your skin health professional will also be able to finely tune the injection amount and insertion points for follow-up treatments, which in turn help you schedule your injections at the appropriate intervals. This is especially helpful if planning for a big event, such as a wedding, high school reunion, important trip, family portraits, or other activity for which you need to look your absolute best.
Botox Patient Results
Once you receive your initial injection we recommend a two-week follow-up appointment to assess whether the desired correction has been achieved. If for whatever reason, the results of the injections wear off after two months, it is generally not recommended to have additional injections until at least three months. There may still be some byproducts of the injection remaining in the muscle making it difficult to determine with certainty the effectiveness and longevity of the additional Botox. 3 months intervals are considered the golden rule.
Specific Skincare Recommendations
Following your Botox injections, you will receive a customized skincare recommendation based on your specific skin type. Skin health regimens focus on proper cleansing, gently exfoliating, hydrating, correcting, and protecting. Stimulating skin cell renewal is key in maintaining and the longevity of your Botox. We are happy to review your current routine and make suggestions on how to incorporate the necessary ingredients to enhance the longevity of your injections.
Schedule your Botox appointment or free skin health consultation today by calling The Skin Center, by CPS.
Is Botox Right For You?
If you’re here, reading about how long Botox may last, chances are you’ve been considering trying it for some time now. You’re doing your part in researching the product and making the best decision for your personal needs. That’s excellent. The next step is to schedule an in-person consultation with our staff here at The Skin Center, by CPS.
The exact length of time Botox will last depends not only on where on your face you will receive the injection but also on your body as a whole. After analyzing your skin and discussing your desired results, we are able to offer a more informed estimate specific for you, although we will have an even better understanding after your first Botox treatment. If you’re ready to wake up looking at a more refreshed version of yourself, free of the noticeable wrinkles and fine lines, now is the perfect time to give us a call. We look forward to working with you, addressing your questions, and helping you achieve your personal beauty goals.