Botox is a safe, FDA approved cosmetic treatment that relaxes facial muscles to eliminate wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing facial muscles to reduce excess muscle movements in the face, and in doing so, prevents new unwanted lines from forming. With Botox, your skin can return to the smooth, younger looking appearance that you wish to achieve for a flawless appearance. Botox produces remarkable results that will benefit your skin for reasonable periods of time. By following up with subsequent treatments, your skin will improve by reducing the facial contractions that cause facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox For Hyperhidrosis
Botox is primarily used to treat cosmetic conditions, however it also can correct a condition called hyperhidrosis. This condition is characterized by excessive sweating in the underarms. Botox injections into the affected areas of underarms, hands, and feet can greatly reduce the excessive sweat symptoms of hyperhidrosis
How Long Does Botox Last?
The effects of Botox will generally start to take full effect 7 to 14 days following the procedure. And last anywhere from 3 to 4 months, and in some cases, a patient will experience 6 months of Botox benefits. . As treatment is continued to be administered over time, wrinkles and fine lines can appear less severe because of reduced muscle activity.
The first botox treatment may not provide the results expected, as it may be difficult to tell how well the muscle will respond to Botox Cosmetic and precisely how many units may be required. Often a follow-up appointment is strongly recommended after 2 weeks to determine whether additional injections may be necessary to meet patient’s particular beauty goals.
Factors That Affect Botox Duration
The reason the amount of time Botox lasts is given such a large range is because there are many factors that contribute to how long it lasts. Variables such as age, health, muscle strength and activity as well as amount injected all play a role in the longevity of the benefits botox can provide.
Metabolism Of the Patient
The body’s metabolism also plays a role in how long the results will last. People who have a higher metabolism rate tend to eliminate the Botox more quickly. Unfortunately, age can also play a role in how quickly Botox wears off. Some patients may have to come in sooner for their next treatment.
Botox Injection Sites
Where the Botox is injected also affects the duration of the results. The bigger the muscle the Botox is injected into, the shorter amount of time the results last. Smaller muscles will have results that last longer. For example, Botox in the forehead can last up to 3 months, while Botox in crows’ feet can last up to 4 months.
How Can I Make The Results Last Longer?
There are several things that can be done to extend the results of Botox. It has recently been found that zinc supplements are able to extend the efficacy of Botox treatments. People taking zinc supplements have found their results to last up to 30% longer. Retin-A wrinkle treatments can also extend the longevity of Botox. This can also reduce the number of Botox units per visit needed. Following treatment, vigorous exercise should be avoided because that could cause the body to start to metabolize the Botox before it has enough time to take effect.
Receive Multiple Botox Treatments
Even though the muscle activity and formation of new wrinkles is reduced, due to natural aging process the amount of Botox needed is likely to be increased over time. A patient should consider receiving Botox injections before their previous treatment effects have completely worn off. Doing so will keep the muscles in an atrophied state and prevent wrinkles from reappearing.
Contact Elume Medspa
Elume Medspa in Fairfax, VA will help you achieve the skin you have always dreamed of with botox treatments. Reach out to Elume Medspa for more information and to schedule your free Botox treatment consultation.