How Long Does Botox Last?

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The natural process of aging can bring about wrinkles and fine lines. Many people find that they are unhappy with these and seek out a solution that doesn’t require invasive surgeries or expensive creams. With Botox, you can get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles without any surgery or extensive recovery time. Here at Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics in  Newton Centre, MA, we can help! 

What is Botox? 

Botox is a non-surgical, non-invasive, injectable treatment that can reduce various signs of aging, including crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, smile lines, marionette lines, and more. It is injected directly into the problem area and works from within to significantly diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

It works by preventing the muscles beneath from contracting, thereby eliminating the cause of the lines and wrinkles. It also stops deeper lines and wrinkles from forming by preventing those nerve signals from causing those muscles to contract. Because lines and wrinkles come about from our natural facial expressions, they are a common concern for many.

With this FDA-approved injectable, the appearance of those lines and wrinkles will no longer be an issue! You can have that smooth, youthful appearance back without invasive surgeries or recovery time. It is an option that is both simple and effective.

How Long Does it Last? 

The results of this type of treatment are going to last up to six months. The amount of time that the effects of this treatment will last may be shorter or longer depending on the specific case. However, once the wonderful results do begin to fade around the 6-month mark, you can return to safely have this injectable treatment again.

During your personalized consultation, our experts will be able to give you a clearer picture of how long you can expect your specific results to last. Although typically, the results will be present for around 6 months or a little bit longer in most cases. That’s significantly longer than most other types of treatments.

What to Expect During Treatment

This type of treatment is very quick when compared to virtually any other type. They are also very simple treatments. The area of concern or concerns will be addressed and treated with an injection. There isn’t any pain and most people experience only a slight pinching sensation during injection.

Because this type of treatment is so quick and simple, you can get right back to your daily routine immediately after. There is absolutely no downtime. You simply come into the office, have the quick treatment, and enjoy the benefits quickly.

How to Know if You’re a Good Candidate

If you are an adult who isn’t happy with those fine lines and wrinkles, chances are that you’re a perfect candidate for this type of treatment. During your initial consultation, our experts will work with you to ensure that you’re going to get the most out of this type of treatment and whether or not your specific issues can be treated in this way.

For the most part, any healthy adult who has issues with fine lines or wrinkles will be a good candidate for Botox. 

Commonly Asked Questions  

1. Will it Hurt?

No, there is no pain associate with this type of treatment. Because it is an injectable, you may experience a pinching sensation at the injection site in the same way you would when receiving a shot at the doctor’s office. Usually, there is no other type of pain during or after injection. Unlike other more invasive procedures, this one is painless.

2. Is it Safe? 

Botox is totally safe and approved by the FDA.

3. Which Areas Can I Have Treated?

Typically, this type of treatment is used on frown lines, forehead lines, smile lines, marionette lines, and in the areas where crow’s feet can become prevalent. However, it can also be used on the neck and jawline, to smooth the appearance of any lines or wrinkles there.

If there are other problem areas that you would like to have treated, you can bring those up during your consultation with one of our experts and they will decide as to whether or not this type of treatment is going to be helpful in those areas.

4. How Long Until I See the Results?

This is going to vary from person to person. Some will see the results in just a day or so while others may take up to 5 days before they see the complete results. Most people do notice a positive difference within a day or so and then continue to see those amazing results for up to 5 days. However, at the 5-day mark, most see the full spectrum of their results.

5. Will it Change the Appearance of My Face?

Unlike other types of treatments that are going to be more surgical in nature and can alter the appearance of your face, this type of treatment is simply going to diminish the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles. Because it is an injectable, it isn’t going to alter the shape of your face or totally alter your appearance.

Simply put, this type of injectable treatment option targets only those problem areas that you want to have targetted. Outside of that, nothing about your face is going to change other than giving your skin a smoother, more youthful appearance.

6. How Often Will I Need to Have Treatment?

This is going to vary on a person to person basis. Depending on the type of results you are seeking and how long you want them to last, you may want to have treatment more or less frequently than another person. However, the overall results will last for up to 6 months, so it is typical to have this treatment every 6 months to keep up with the full spectrum of the results.

However, the results of this type of treatment can also last longer for some and shorter for others. It’s all going to depend on your expectations and your specific case as to how often you will need to have treatment.

7. What About Recovery Time? 

There is no recovery time needed for this type of treatment which is why many more people are opting for it over invasive surgeries that do require downtime. This type of treatment is perfect for those with a busy lifestyle who don’t have the time to recover. With this type of injectable treatment, there is no recovery time at all!

Immediately following treatment, you can go ahead with your daily routine. There is no downtime, bed rest, or healing time needed as there would be with most surgeries. After leaving the office, you can do anything you would normally do.

8. What Do I Have to Do to Prepare for Treatment?

Typically, there are no steps that you need to take prior to treatment. One of our experts will take a look at your case specifically during your consultation prior to treatment and would let you know if there is anything you need to do before you come into the office for treatment. However, there is usually no preparation needed before having this type of treatment.

9. How Do I Care for My skin After Treatment?

After treatment, it is best to avoid the sun for up to 48 hours or use sunscreen if avoiding the sun isn’t an option. It’s also recommended to avoid tanning beds. However, other than that, you can go back to your daily skincare regimen unless told otherwise by one of our experts. If there would be any type of additional care that you would need to do, we will let you know.

Usually, there are no additional steps needed to care for your skin after having this type of treatment. 

10. Is this Treatment Only for Women?

No, anybody, who has fine lines and wrinkles they would rather see diminished can benefit from this type of treatment. Both men and women can enjoy the extraordinary results this type of injectable treatment can offer. 

11. How Long Does Treatment Take?

This type of treatment is incredibly quick and simple as compared to other types of treatments that give you similar results. This treatment will only take about 15 minutes at the longest! The amount of time that this treatment will take may also be less than that, depending on how many injections you will be receiving and the wait time in the office. 

12. How Many Injections Will I Need? 

This is also going to vary on a case to case basis depending on how many areas you want to have treated. During the consultation process, we will let you know how many injections to expect to ensure that you will be receiving the best results from this treatment. On average, most people receive between 3-5 injections, but that number can vary. 

13. Can I Just Do it at Home?

It is never recommended attempting to do any type of injectable at home. DIY treatments of this nature can be incredibly dangerous and can cause permanent damage to your skin. Our experts are trained to perform this type of treatment safely and effectively so there is no need to attempt this type of treatment on your own.

14. Will I Look Unnatural? 

As mentioned before, this type of treatment simply diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and will not change your face. It will only give you smooth, more youthful skin that will appear very natural. Unlike other treatments, this type will not give you an unnatural look at all.

Instead, this type of treatment is only going to target the areas that you want targeted and get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles that you don’t want. It isn’t going to add unnecessary fillers in areas that would cause your face to appear unnatural. As far as treatments of this kind go, Botox is going to give you one of the most natural finished looks. 

Get Rid of Those Fine Lines and Wrinkles Today

The natural process of aging produces fine lines and wrinkles but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with them. It also doesn’t mean that you have to go under the knife to see them significantly diminished. With Botox, you can get rid of those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles without the recovery time! Contact us at Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics in Newton Centre, MA today and let us help you reach all your skin goals!

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