Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are over 7.5 million Botox injections administered to patients looking to look and feel years younger.
And while there are millions of people getting the procedure, the number of procedures is partially explained by the nature of Botox – it isn’t permanent. Here, we’re going to look at why patients need repeats of Botox injections and the optimum number of injections to keep the results looking as good and as natural as possible.
The Botox product is made from a toxin that causes localized paralysis at the area of injection. The toxin works on the nervous system, and over time the body breaks down the toxin, thus gradually reducing its effect.
How long it takes the body to break down the toxin depends on several factors, including body weight, physical activity, metabolism, lifestyle and diet.
As with almost everything in cosmetic surgery, treatments and results are highly personalized – so how often you should get Botox injections is something you will decide with your doctor.
However, as a general rule, Botox generally entirely wears off within five to six months, with the results starting to wear off as early as two to three months – depending on the factors previously mentioned.
With this in mind, most patients experience the best results from touch-up injections every four months, so twice or three times per year.
Reach out to Dr Waltzman in Long Beach, CA, to have a proper discussion about your aesthetic goals and how to experience the best results from Botox as you can by calling (562) 448-6100 or fill out his online form.