Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, defines Botox as a prescription medication that can be delivered into the muscles through injections to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, frown lines between the brows, and crow’s feet around the eyes in adults.
People considering a reduction in the appearance of facial signs of aging in a nonsurgical way can seek Botox injections. However, in comparison to facial cosmetic surgery, Botox results are temporary while surgical outcomes are permanent.
The patient can choose to undergo repeat Botox treatments for sustainable outcomes. During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain the approximate longevity of Botox results to the patient enabling them to make a well-considered choice.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides Botox treatment to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
Sustainability of Botox Treatment
Botox injection results for a person undergoing treatment for the first time can last between three to four months. The active component in Botox is Botulinum toxin type A, which is a robust biological agent. But its strength decreases over time.
Therefore, the treated underlying muscle becomes active again over a few months. When the muscle regains movement, the wrinkles and fine lines reappear in the treated area.
In case the patient receives multiple Botox treatments over an extended period by a certified and experienced provider, the results can sustain for a longer duration.
Repeat Botox treatment causes the underlying dynamic facial muscles to become trained to remain relaxed. Therefore, the lines and wrinkles on the face appear less visible enhancing the longevity of Botox results.
People choosing to receive Botox injections periodically will increasingly require a fewer number of treatments, and the treatments will progressively be spaced apart wider.
Variable Sustainability of Outcomes
The longevity of Botox outcomes varies between patients. Individuals with robust facial muscles develop more conspicuous frown lines. As the effect of the botulinum toxin wears off, the underlying treated muscle regains activity more rapidly in such patients. The reason for this occurrence is that the treated muscle has a higher level of resilience.
On the other hand, individuals with weaker facial muscles may be able to enjoy the outcomes of Botox injectables for a relatively longer duration. In comparison to men, women may be able to sustain the results of Botox for a more extended period due to weaker facial muscles.
Extended Benefit with Repeat Treatments
If the patient chooses to receive repetitive treatments, they should check the treated muscle at regular intervals to see when it begins to regain normal activity level.
In addition, they can schedule periodic consultations with the Botox provider for an evaluation. The patient should be forthcoming to the treatment provider on when they received their last Botox treatment.
It is essential to maintain the appropriate gap between two Botox treatment sessions as instructed by the treatment provider. Furthermore, the sustainability of the results depends on the volume of Botox injected during the treatment session.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV, and nearby areas for Botox.
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