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How Long Does Botox® Last?

Botox® is the most commonly requested non-invasive treatment for wrinkle reduction. The unique botulinum-based injectable temporarily stops nerve-muscle communication to smooth deep dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. Patients can see real results with little to no pain, side effects, or downtime when they choose Botox®.

At Capital Laser & Skin Care, Botox® Cosmetic injections are performed by board-certified dermatologists familiar with facial anatomy. You can rest assured you’re getting the best possible outcome with natural-looking results each and every time.

When Will I See Results?

Botox® Cosmetics is done in a simple in-office appointment. Men and women can typically see initial results within just 2-5 days as the neurotoxin takes effect. Continued improvement gradually occurs over the course of 7-14 days when you’ll see an optimal outcome. Most patients note looking happier, healthier, and well-rested after Botox® Cosmetic injections.

What Long-Term Results Can I Expect?

Results from your Botox® injections can vary significantly based on a number of factors. In most cases, you can expect the results of your Botox® treatment to last anywhere from 3-6 months. Let’s take a closer look at a few determining factors when calculating how long your treatment will last.

Is this Your 1st Botox® Treatment

It can take time for muscles to be conditioned to Botox® treatments. Most 1st-time users will need maintenance treatments sooner than they would for their second or third treatment. When you first start using Botox®, touch-up treatments will likely need to be more frequent. However, regular treatments typically yield longer-lasting results.

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Treatment Area

Some areas are more susceptible to treatment. Botox® may have a shorter efficacy on larger areas like forehead when compared to treating smaller regions like crow’s feet. Botox® tends to be metabolized and flushed from the body faster in areas where repetitive facial movement is common.

Your Gender

Yep, that’s right. Because men typically have stronger facial muscles, they often need more units of Botox® to get the job done compared to their female counterparts. Stronger facial muscles also mean Botox® won’t last as long for guys, at least initially.

The Natural Aging Process

While Botox® may prevent some wrinkles from worsening, the natural aging process still continues. Older patients who opt for Botox® may see the effects wear off sooner than younger patients with relatively good skin elasticity. You may need more regular Botox® treatments as you get older.

How Often Should I Get Touch-Up Treatments?

To avoid an ‘overdone’ or frozen appearance, it’s important to adequately time your Botox® injections. You’ll want to wait until lines and wrinkles gradually reappear but before the treatment has entirely worn off prior to your follow-up visit. A skilled injector will be able to assess your condition and determine how much Botox® is needed to achieve an optimal outcome in approximately 3-5 months. Botox® is safe and effective as needed.

Capital Laser is such a wonderful place! Dr. Shah and the entire staff are so helpful and so focused on the customer. I was so impressed with the beautiful office and the friendly, helpful staff from first phone call to follow up phone calls. I honestly felt as though I went to a luxurious spa instead of a doctors office. I would highly recommend Capital Laser!

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about Botox® Cosmetics injections at Capital Laser & Skin Care? 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) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation just blocks away from Washington, D.C.

*Individual Results May Vary

By | 2019-04-10T13:45:40+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Botox|0 Comments
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