How Long Will My Botox Treatment Last?
As the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country, BOTOX® is often the subject of our patients’ most frequently asked questions at Sanova Dermatology. Let us help you understand all there is to know about BOTOX® so you can become one of the millions satisfied with its results.
How Does Botox® Work?
Some of the questions we get most are about the safety of BOTOX®, as well as how it works. “Despite being made from a neurotoxin, which undoubtedly sounds scary, BOTOX® is one of the safest medical treatments available today,” encourages Dr. Kimberly Finder, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert that practices at Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio Medical Center. FDA-approved in 2002, BOTOX® works by blocking the nerve receptors in the muscles around the forehead (the corrugator and procerus muscles) and eyes (the orbicularis oculi muscles) to prevent the creation and worsening of horizontal forehead lines, brow furrows, and crow’s feet. The more we express ourselves, the more our facial expressions move repetitively to create these wrinkles and lines. By strategically stopping their movements, BOTOX® gives the skin a chance to repair at the cellular level, replacing the damaged skin cells with new, wrinkle-free cells. The best part is that the more you use BOTOX®, the better and longer it works.
Am I a Good Candidate?
There are few people who aren’t candidates for BOTOX® treatments, so if you’re tired of your forehead and brow wrinkles or crow’s feet giving you a haggard or angry appearance when you’re actually energetic and happy, call Sanova Dermatology for your consultation today!
Treatment, Downtime, and Results
BOTOX® treatments are called “the lunchtime procedure” because they’re relatively quick to perform following your consultation. The injections take only minutes, and because the providers at Sanova Dermatology are experts in facial structure, muscle movement, and how every patient’s unique facial makeup is affected by the injections, you’re never left with a surprised or frozen look. “There’s no downtime with BOTOX® treatments and you’re able to immediately resume your normal routine,” notes Dr. Finder. “Results typically show between 5-7 days and settle in after 2 weeks,” she states.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
Like any muscle, when the corrugator, procerus, and orbicularis oculi muscles aren’t used as much, they will shrink. This is the reason seasoned BOTOX® recipients enjoy a longer-lasting effect of the medication than new patients beginning BOTOX® treatments. For a new patient, the effects will typically last between 4-6 months, but for veteran BOTOX® patients, they may only need maintenance sessions every 6-9 months or even longer.
BOTOX® treatments performed by experienced and qualified providers, like those at Sanova Dermatology, ensure that your injections are done with your best health and aesthetics in mind. Our team is ready to make your cosmetic enhancement experience the best it can be, with the most effective results in a comfortable, warm environment. Call today to schedule your consultation.
” I’ve been going to Dr. Finder for over a decade for Botox, Filler, and Spectrum Treatments for Melasma. I have been completely satisfied every single time. She knows what she’s doing and never overdoes treatments. I look refreshed and completely natural. I TRUST her completely.” *
SP, A Happy Dr. Finder Patient
More about the Author
Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Kimberly Finder is one of the premier practitioners in the U.S. performing facial rejuvenation procedures, advanced laser, and light source treatments, and skin care procedures specifically selected to produce results patients will love. The professional staff at Sanova Dermatology ensures your experience is as relaxing and pleasant as possible. With up-to-date training on all the latest in cosmetic enhancement treatments, you can be assured you’re in good, compassionate, and knowledgeable hands for the entirety of your experience.