How Long Will My BOTOX® Results Last?
Cosmetic injectables – like fillers and wrinkle relaxers – are among the most common aesthetic treatments performed across the country each year. Men and women of all ages rely on these products to stay looking fresher, more youthful, and more attractive. Without question, BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables available today. At Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef helps patients look and feel their best with wrinkle-relaxing BOTOX injections. Use the information below to better understand how BOTOX works, where it can be used, and how long your smooth new look may last.
The many uses of BOTOX
BOTOX is a remarkably versatile product that can be used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic and functional or health-related concerns. Believe it or not, many patients receive BOTOX injections to reduce excessive sweating, while some men and women can find relief from chronic migraines by getting regular BOTOX injections. When it comes to aesthetic use, BOTOX is typically injected into certain areas of the face to smooth out the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles – meaning those that are associated with facial expression and muscle movement. Some of the most common cosmetic concerns that can be improved with BOTOX wrinkle relaxer injections include:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines and wrinkles
- 11 lines
- Glabellar lines
- Frown lines
- Lines between the brows
BOTOX can also be helpful for reducing a gummy smile (BOTOX lip flip) or slimming the jawline (BOTOX masseter injection).
How often do you have to get BOTOX injected?
While every person is unique, the majority of patients can enjoy the cosmetic results of BOTOX injections for about 3 – 4 months before repeat injections will be needed. Should you notice the return of lines or wrinkles sooner than that, another round of BOTOX can be administered early. Many men and women notice that their results begin to last longer after several rounds of BOTOX, particularly when BOTOX is started at a younger age. In some cases, patients who exercise extensively may notice their BOTOX “wearing off” sooner.
How can I make my BOTOX last longer?
There is no way to extend the life of your BOTOX injections, though there are certain things you can do to keep your face looking fresh for as long as possible:
- Minimize sun exposure
- Use sunscreen
- Drink plenty of water
- Keep the skin moisturized
- Practice a dedicated skin care routine
- Do not smoke
- Repeat BOTOX before lines and wrinkles are visible again
- Choose a qualified and certified BOTOX provider
With an experienced injector, a healthy lifestyle, and proper skin care, patients can enjoy stunning and natural-looking results over 3 – 4 months, returning just a few times each year to have their BOTOX refreshed.
Erase years from your face with BOTOX injections in Orange County, CA
No matter your age, chances are good that you could benefit from BOTOX in one way or another. Whether you’re hoping to turn back the clock or you want to proactively get ahead of the aging process, we can help. To learn more about the striking results that are possible with BOTOX wrinkle relaxers, call Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and aesthetic expert Dr. Saba Motakef today.