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How Long Does Botox Last? | Cosmetic and Family Dentistry​​​​​​​
  • By The Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
  • May 2, 2022
  • Botox is an injectable treatment that can help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It can also help treat migraines, neck spasms, and other muscle-related issues. The product works by blocking nerve signals to specific muscles, preventing contractions. Less pulling on the skin results in reduced wrinkle formation.


    The effects of Botox last several months, depending on the use and the treatment area. It is helpful to find out how long Botox lasts.


    How Long Botox Lasts

    Botox treatment usually lasts between three to six months, depending on the individual. Several factors can affect the efficacy of the treatment. They include:

    • The location of the Botox injections.
    • The individual’s age.
    • Skin elasticity.
    • Wrinkle depth.
    • The expertise of the doctor administering the injections.
    • The frequency of treatments.


    Deep wrinkles do not completely disappear after Botox treatment.


    Getting Botox Injections

    Botox injections work by inhibiting muscle movement, helping eliminate fine lines and wrinkles that form due to repetitive movements. It usually takes two weeks for the Botox to set, and the results can last several months. The cost of the treatment will vary depending on the treatment area and other factors. 


    During Botox Treatment

    During the procedure, the practitioner will begin by asking about your goals. A comprehensive examination will help assess your skin condition to determine if you are a candidate for Botox. After the surgeon cleans the face, they mark the area to be injected and numb it to prevent discomfort.


    Finally, the Botox is injected into the target muscles. You may experience some bumps on the injection sites, but they soon subside.


    After Botox Treatment

    Some people experience mild bruising after Botox treatment, which usually resolves within 24 to 48 hours. Follow the instructions you receive after treatment since it takes one week to 10 days to see the final results. It can take some time for the product to block the nerve impulses. At this point, you can determine if you require a touch-up.


    Frequent Use of Botox

    Getting regular Botox injections can make the effects last longer after each session. The treatment paralyzes the facial muscles, and when muscles are unused, they become smaller and shorter. Over time, the patient requires fewer treatments to achieve the same results. You need to consult the practitioner to find out how frequently you can get Botox treatment.


    Maintain the Results of Botox

    There are steps that you can take to maintain the results of Botox treatment. Wearing sunscreen every day will help prevent the formation of new wrinkles. Wearing sunglasses and a hat while outdoors can help protect your skin.


    Smoking can age the skin and cause wrinkles that will not help you maintain the results of your treatment. Other steps are staying hydrated, using hydrating moisturizers, using gentle skin cleansers, and eating a healthy diet.


    Botox is not permanent. Eventually, the treatment will wear off, causing the muscles to begin contracting or working again. The results may last longer with subsequent treatments. The severity of your condition will determine when you should get your next treatment. It is helpful to note when the Botox begins to wear off.


    For more on how long Botox lasts, visit The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at our offices in Florida. To schedule an appointment you can reach our office in Destin at 850-810-0300, Panama City Beach at 850-810-0600, or Navarre at 850-409-6400.

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