Botox is a proven and effective solution to treat facial fine lines and minor wrinkles for people who do not want to undergo facelift cosmetic surgery. However, the patients should know that the results with Botox are only temporary. The good part is that the treatment may be repeated in the future to extend the benefits.
During the initial consultation, the Botox provider will discuss all aspects of the injectable treatment, including its estimated longevity of results.
The provider’s first goal is to help the patient make an educated decision. Marvelous and cordial facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides Botox injections to patients in Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other communities across the landscape.
Longevity of Results
Most of the patients who receive Botox injections for the first time can expect the results to sustain for about three to six months. Over time, the strength of its active ingredient, botulinum toxin A, reduces in the treated muscles, causing the muscle to return to its agile state. This allows the wrinkles and lines to reappear on the face.
In the long run, however, if a patient continues to repeat Botox treatments under the guidance of a trained and experienced Botox provider, the effectiveness of the injections may improve. The wrinkles and lines on the face will tend to become less prominent over time because the underlying muscles will be trained to stay in a relaxed state due to repetitive action.
In many cases, such patients may require fewer treatments of Botox injectable or the gap between treatments may progressively increase over time.
Variations in Sustainability
The longevity of results with Botox can vary from one patient to another. People with more robust facial muscles will usually form more prominent frown lines. In such cases, when the botulinum toxin effect begins to diminish, the motion of the wrinkle forming muscle will be restored faster because of the greater resilience of the underlying muscle.
On the other hand, patients with weaker facial muscles may be able to enjoy the results of Botox for a relatively longer time period. Results in case of men may last for a shorter period compared to women because men often have stronger facial muscles.
If the patient wants to receive repeat treatments, they should keep a check on when the facial muscle movement seems to be returning to its normal motion. Or, they should periodically visit the Botox provider for a review. It is important to disclose to the provider when the patient last received Botox injections.
The necessary gap between two treatments must be maintained as instructed by the Botox provider. The volume of Botox medication administered during a particular treatment will also influence the longevity of the results. Patients should freely discuss their individual condition of facial wrinkles and possible outcomes at the time of initial consultation in order to make a well-informed choice.
Fantastic and adroit facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in SoCal for Botox.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.