Whether you currently receive Botox or other neurotoxins, or you’re looking into getting it for the first time, you’ve likely wondered how long your botox should last. As with all injectable treatments, there is plenty of misinformation out there that clouds accurate information. So, today you’re going to hear it straight from the pros as we discuss the approximate efficacy of Botox, what to expect, and how to get the most out of your treatment.
How long does Botox really last?
While all bodies are different, the general rule of thumb is that Botox will last about 3-4 months with some experiencing results for up to 6 months. However, it is important to understand that you may notice some movement beginning as early as 6 weeks. This doesn’t mean that your Botox isn’t working. Our faces are meant to have expression! The goal of great Botox is to reduce the formation of wrinkles. This does not always require a complete inhibition of muscle movement.
Dosage = Duration
It is frequently misunderstood that all Botox lasts the same amount of time, regardless of how much is used. This is not true. The amount of Botox you receive does in large part dictate how long your results will last. More Botox = longer results. Read more about why here. That is why it is important to follow the recommendation of your nurse injector.
What to expect
Expectation management is an important part of making sure you get the most out of your Botox experience. Knowing where you’re starting and clearly communicating your goals will help your nurse injector formulate a treatment plan that combines your safety, goals, and desired outcomes.
For example, someone in need of restorative treatment that will reverse fine lines and wrinkles that have already formed should expect to come every three months to achieve and maintain their results. While in the case of preventive treatment where fine lines and wrinkles have not developed, they may be able to initially begin with just a couple of visits per year.
How can I get the most out of my treatment?
The best course of action you can take when getting Botox with us here in St. Pete, or anywhere else, is to follow your provider's recommendations. They will give you insight into proper interim care between treatments including products, services, and more. Additionally, a high-quality zinc supplement is known to support Botox results and could help with longevity as well.
Ultimately, it is important to know that Botox and other injectable neurotoxins are generally a quarterly commitment. In order to maintain your desired results it is important to keep up with a consistent treatment schedule. It is an investment, but the beautiful results of great Botox are absolutely worth it! Ready to book your appointment? Contact us to schedule today!