Botox continues to be the “go-to” procedure for patients seeking a quick and simple solution for pesky facial wrinkles and lines. In fact, there were 7 million procedures performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Patients interested in Botox should understand that although effective, the results from the injections are temporary. In this blog post, Dr. Ali Ghafouri of Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists explains how long patients can expect Botox to last and what they can do to prolong their results.
Typical Botox Results
The effects of Botox typically last three to six months, depending on several factors, including dosage and the anatomy of the patient. For instance, individuals with strong or large facial muscles may notice that the effects of Botox wear off quickly, lasting approximately three months. On the other hand, patients with weakened facial muscles may be able to enjoy their results for six months or even longer. Over time, the body metabolizes the Botox solution, which causes the relaxed muscles to start to contract again and wrinkles to reappear.
Repeat Treatments are Recommended
Because the effects of Botox are temporary, Dr. Ghafouri recommends patients maintain their youthful appearance by scheduling repeat treatments. How often you schedule your treatments will be up to you. Some patients choose to schedule appointments as soon as wrinkles and lines start to resurface, while others wait until the Botox has completely worn off. Many patients find that with regular injections, their results with Botox last longer as the muscles begin to weaken. As a result, patients are able to go a bit longer without having to schedule appointments. Dr. Ghafouri can help you decide on the best treatment schedule for you based on your aesthetic goals and needs.
Find Out More from Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists
Are you looking to turn back the clock with Botox? Dr. Ghafouri and the team at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists are trained and skilled in performing surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, including Botox. To learn more about the minimally invasive procedure or to schedule a treatment, please call Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists at (480) 905-1010.