A Botox treatment can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles at any age. It is a safe and effective treatment and a popular one. Botox treatments are long-lasting, but some follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain a fresh, youthful look.
How Botox Treatment Works
Our experienced providers offer Botox treatments for minimizing the look of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes and mouth.
Every time you smile, cry, frown, or lift an eyebrow, it causes the muscles in your face to contract. These movements are subtle, but when repeated dozens of times a day over many years, they cause the skin covering those muscles to form lines.
A Botox injection works to correct existing wrinkles and prevent new ones. The injection contains minute amounts of the bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles, preventing them from contracting. The result is a more relaxed, softer appearance.
Results are usually visible within 24 to 48 hours, though the full results may take up to two weeks. Botox has remained popular since it was first introduced as a cosmetic procedure because it helps people maintain a natural yet younger appearance without the risks or inconveniences of surgery.
How Long Will Botox Last?
The effects of a Botox treatment are temporary. Exactly how long the injections continue to block nerve communication depends on a variety of factors including:
- Treatment area
- The severity of lines and wrinkles
- Lifestyle choices
People getting a Botox treatment for the first time may find the initial treatment does not last as long as the second or third treatment.
On average, most patients enjoy the benefits of Botox injections for three to six months.
Botox Maintenance Strategies
One of the benefits of Botox is that the procedure takes only about 15 minutes (though new patients should allow 30 minutes for the entire appointment time). Getting touch-ups as needed is simple and convenient. It is not necessary to stick with a strict schedule in order to maintain your look.
Any time within three to six months that you notice the reappearance of problem areas, you can schedule an appointment for Botox injections. In most cases, we recommend a follow-up procedure around every four months.
As your facial muscles train themselves to contract less, the time between treatments may extend longer. We recommend working with our providers to create a treatment plan that is customized specifically for your needs.
Botox is safe for long-term use when used correctly. Our Botox providers are trained, licensed, and certified for all of the procedures they perform.
Are You Ready to Look the Way You Feel?
Botox has been helping men and women meet their aesthetic goals for decades. It can help you meet yours too. We can tailor the procedure to meet your specific situation. If you want other cosmetic procedures, we can create a treatment package for you. To learn more about Botox and all of the cosmetic procedures we offer at Cirine Spa, contact us today.