How Long Does Botox Last

How Long Does Botox Treatment Last?

If you are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, Botox injections may be what you are looking for. This is defined by its manufacturer as a prescription medication directly injected into the muscles of the face and neck to temporarily smooth the signs of aging such as facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines. However, the results of Botox therapy are temporary compared to cosmetic surgery outcomes that are permanent.

Individuals who wish to achieve sustainable outcomes with Botox therapy choose to have repeat treatments in order to maintain a wrinkle-free complexion. At Smith Plastic Surgery Institute one of our board-certified surgeons will explain the expected results and approximate longevity of Botox treatment to you at the initial consultation in order to help you make an informed decision.

Our premier plastic surgeon, Lane F Smith, M.D. provides Botox treatments in Las Vegas and its surrounding areas in Nevada.

Sustainability of Botox Treatments

For persons undergoing Botox treatment for the first time, results can be expected to last between 3 to 4 months. The active ingredient in Botox, botulinum, is a robust biological toxin type A. This toxin affects the underlying muscles in the treated area, causing them to become paralyzed. Even though it is highly effective at reducing wrinkles and fine lines, its strength will decrease over time.

After a few months, the underlying muscles that were treated will once again regain movement, causing a reoccurrence of wrinkles and fine lines.
If a patient chooses to receive multiple injections over an extended period, the results can be expected to last for longer periods of time between each session. Repeat botulinum injections by a board-certified plastic surgeon will train the muscles to remain relaxed for longer periods of time. This enhances the longevity of the results that cause facial wrinkles and lines to appear less visible.

Receiving Botox injections regularly over extended periods of time will reduce the number of treatments required to maintain results so that treatments can progressively be spaced further apart.

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Variable Sustainability of Botox Outcomes

The expected longevity of outcomes after Botox treatments will vary greatly between different patients. For example, the frown lines of individuals with more robust facial muscles will be more conspicuous and when the effects of the treatment wear off, the underlying muscles will regain movement much more rapidly than in other patients. The reason seems to be that the facial muscles of these individuals have a much higher level of resistance to the botulinum toxin.

On the other end of the scale, individuals with weaker facial muscles are able to sustain the benefits of this treatment for longer periods of time. For example, due to the fact that women have weaker facial muscles than men, they are able to enjoy the results of Botox treatments for longer periods of time.

Extended Benefits of Repeat Botox Treatments

In order to sustain the benefits of Botox treatments with repeat treatments, patients should check the site of the treatment regularly for signs that regular muscle activity has resumed in order to schedule timely repeats.

In addition, it is recommended to schedule periodic consultations with the provider of the treatment for a professional evaluation of the level of activity detected in the treated area. It is important to inform a new treatment provider of the exact date when the last treatment of Botox was received.

When receiving Botox therapy on an ongoing basis, it is important to adhere to the appropriate gaps between treatments as instructed by the provider of the treatment. Furthermore, the sustainability of results will also depend on the volume of botulinum injected at each treatment.

At Smith Plastic Surgery Institute our main focus is patient experience. We have created a warm and friendly environment where our patients can feel comfortable and confident in our ability to provide professional services that will enhance their beauty. Call us today to find out how Botox treatment can help you look more beautiful without having to undergo invasive surgery.

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