Botox® injections are among the most powerful tools available to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your face. But because the compound only remains in your skin for a limited time, you need to get regular maintenance treatments.
Botox® lasts for around three to four months, depending on your age and metabolism. So, after approximately twelve weeks, you’ll need to return to Capital Laser & Skin Care for a full refresh to stop wrinkles from returning.
Botox® is a compound that originates from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It has the unusual property of being able to deactivate muscles by preventing the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
Cosmetically, this feature is important. Injecting Botox® into facial muscles causes them to relax, smoothing out the skin on top. Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth all appear reduced following treatment.
Not surprisingly, Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. Over 1.5 million injections were performed in the US last year.
Typical Botox® Schedule
Your particular Botox® schedule will depend on your biology and metabolism, which you can discuss with your Board-certified dermatologist at Capital Laser & Skin Care.
However, in general, you’ll need to return to the clinic for treatment once every 4 to 5 months. That’s because the effects of Botox® wear off. At first, there is plenty of toxin to prevent neurotransmitters from sending signals to facial muscles. But over time, your body eliminates it, requiring repeat treatment.
Benefits of Botox®
Getting Botox® at Capital Laser & Skin Care offers a host of benefits.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Botox® since the late 1980s. Cosmetic surgeons widely regard it as one of the safest procedures available.
After getting Botox®, you’re free to resume your regular schedule. You can go for treatment during your lunch hour and then return to work in the afternoon as if nothing happened.
Because Botox® inactivates muscles, you’ll start to notice the effects quickly. Lines and wrinkles on your brow, around your eyes and mouth appear reduced, and your entire complexion looks rejuvenated and more vibrant.
Combine with other treatments
You can combine Botox® with dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles and increase the plumpness of your skin.
Maintain results long-term
You can also retain the effects of Botox® long-term by returning to the clinic for regular sessions every three to five months.
Am I a Candidate for Botox® Injections?
Botox® is ideal for people who want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by the aging process. Because the treatment is very safe, practically everyone qualifies. Not only is Botox® fast and effective, but also affordable too – particularly useful for people over the age of forty.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Botox® ? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.