For those looking to treat lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging on the face, Botox is one of the most well-known and effective solutions. Derived from botulinum toxin and designed to loosen facial muscles to improve the youthful appearance of the face, Botox is a simple treatment that can be effective for people of a wide variety of ages and cosmetic needs.
At the offices of Steven Jepson, MD, we’re proud to offer a wide range of Botox services and specials to our clients. Dr. Jepson has specific training from the creators of this excellent product, and will help you utilize it in several areas to get a younger, fresher look.
One of the most common questions we get when it comes to Botox: How long will my youthful facial results last? The answer in general is simple, but can vary based on a few important factors. Here are some basics on everything you need to know in this area.
Generally speaking, when assessing the population as a whole, the average working time for Botox injections is between three and four months. There may be some slight variation here based on several exterior factors, but also based on things like which precise area is injected, how much of the product is used during the injection, and personal factors like how the body responds. For standard expectations, however, plan on this range.
Factors Affecting Timetable
Now, there are several other important elements that may play a role in how long Botox injections last for you specifically. These factors can significantly alter how long your injections last, on either end of the spectrum. They include:
Age: If you’re on the younger side and still retain much of your muscle tone, Botox injections may last longer than the above range. If you’re older and have less muscle tone, however, they may diminish sooner.
Diet: Those with a poor diet may find their injections wear off sooner.
Sun exposure and damage: If your skin has already experienced sun damage or will be exposed to significant sun after injections, Botox may not last as long.
Smoking: Those who smoke are at risk of short-lasting injections.
Skin care: If you take good care of your skin and use facials and other resurfacing methods, Botox is likely to last longer.
Regular Botox use: For some people, using Botox regularly will eventually cause it to last longer. For others, a small resistance may develop and require injections more often. This varies between each individual, and Dr. Jepson will advise you on your specific tendencies here.
Asking the Experts
For the best idea of how long your Botox injections will last, simply ask the professionals. Dr. Jepson will assess your entire situation, including your skin health and other habits we discussed, and give you a range of time you can expect your injections to last.
For more on how long Botox lasts, or to learn about any of our other medical spa treatments, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson, MD today.