Botox is a safe, FDA approved cosmetic treatment that relaxes facial muscles to eliminate wrinkles. With it, your skin can return to the smooth, younger-looking appearance that you wish to achieve. Botox produces remarkable results that will benefit your skin in multiple ways. By following up with subsequent treatments, your skin will improve by reducing the facial contractions that cause further damage from fine lines and wrinkles.
What Can Botox Treat?
Botox has been used to treat medical conditions since the 1960s, and many people found relief through Botox that they could not find through other treatment options. Many people seek its benefits to treat a condition known as hyperhidrosis. This is a condition that is characterized by excessive sweating in the underarms and other areas. It is injected into the affected areas of underarms, hands, and feet to relax the muscles, effectively reducing the excessive sweat symptoms of hyperhidrosis.
How Long Does It Take to Work?
When you go in for your first Botox treatment, it is important to know that you are not going to see results immediately following your injections. Instead, you will likely start to notice a difference in your skin 48 hours after your treatment. However, the full effects of your treatment will not be noticeable for 10-14 days following your treatment. This means that if you are getting Botox for a special event, it is a good idea to receive your treatment 1 to 2 weeks before. Not only is this time important to allow for it to take full effect, but it is also necessary to take full advantage of the healing process that relieves mild swelling or redness that may occur at the injection sites.
Where you receive the injections and the severity of the lines you are seeking to treat can also affect how long it takes to see the full results. Botox tends to work faster on smaller wrinkles. So if you receive injections in the crow’s feet around your eyes and the more severe wrinkles on your forehead, you are likely to see the relaxation of your crow’s feet sooner.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
The effects of Botox can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months, and in some cases, a patient can experience the benefits for a longer duration. Often a follow-up appointment is strongly recommended after 2 weeks to determine whether additional injections may be necessary to meet the patient’s particular beauty goals. By following up your initial Botox treatment with regular treatments at suggested intervals, you will experience its full effects.
How Can I Prolong The Benefits of Botox?
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 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 units per visit needed.
Speak to Elume Medspa for More Information
For adults who are concerned about cosmetic facial imperfections and are seeking a solution, Botox can produce amazing results. If you are tired of dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, and want to look and feel younger with improved, youthful skin and a glowing complexion, it can be the perfect solution. For more information and to schedule a consultation, reach out to Elume Medspa.