Botox Cosmetics needs to be timed appropriately to be most effective. You don’t want to get too much too soon otherwise you could wind up looking overdone. Conversely, waiting too long can leave you looking tired and worn out until you’re able to get a touch-up treatment. The good news is, Botox treatments are quick, easy, and produce almost immediate results.
Why Choose Botox?
Botox has many uses from anti-aging to preventative care. Depending on your individual needs, the amount of time you’ll need in between injections can vary greatly. Some patients may also need multiple Botox sessions to achieve an optimal outcome initially, especially the first time around.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox can tackle deep dynamic wrinkles for up to 4-6 months. You’ll probably start to see fine lines and wrinkles gradually reappear as the botulinum toxin begins to wear off. In most cases, the process is so subtle that only you will notice the changes.
After a few treatments, you’ll get a better idea of how long Botox works for you. Keeping up with injections on a regular basis trains the treated muscles to contract less often so that lines appear smoother.
When Should I Repeat Botox for Upkeep?
No two patients respond exactly alike to Botox. Maintenance treatments can safely and effectively be performed as needed. Your Botox injector can help advise when you should get follow-up treatments, but ultimately it’s up to you. Touch-up treatments often require fewer units to maintain the results you want.
Results from Botox can be seen in as little as three days so waiting until you’re sure you are ready isn’t going to be the end-all to your youthful appearance. Just be sure to schedule your appointment at least 1-2 weeks before any big event or public appearance to ensure you’re fabulously side effect free.
Take the Next Step
Still not sure when you should top-up your Botox treatments? Schedule an in-person consultation to find out what’s right for you.
If you’d like to learn more about Botox, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 280-2071. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.