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How Long Does Botulinum Toxin Last?

September 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — silvercreekteam @ 10:28 pm
person getting BOTOX injection

After looking closely at your face in the mirror, you notice that your skin is showing signs of aging on your forehead and around your eyes. You’re not ready to succumb to wrinkles, so you decide to get Botulinum toxin injections to turn back the clock. However, looking ahead at your schedule, you have several important events coming up (perhaps a class reunion, a business meeting, or reentering dating) for which you want to look your best as well. But will the timing of your treatments work out to your advantage? Read on to learn how long BOTOX in Ripon lasts, how often you can get it, and other essential information!

How Does BOTOX Work?

Botulinum toxin is injected into targeted areas of the face. This toxin relaxes the muscles under the skin that contract and create wrinkles on top. As a result, the skin is also able to stay in a refreshed and unwrinkled position. 

This treatment has been around for decades and has shown to have a noticeable, but still natural-looking effect. Keep in mind, however, that the results depend on how deep the wrinkles are, how elastic the skin is, and how old you are when undergoing treatment. In other words, if you wait until you are already in your 60s, you shouldn’t expect to necessarily look 30 again with BOTOX treatment. If so, the results would not appear natural.

How Long Does BOTOX Take?

The treatment itself usually only takes a few minutes, even though it depends on how many injections you’re receiving. Afterward, you may need to wait a few days before the toxin takes effect.

How Long Can I Count on My Results?

Although it may vary from patient to patient, typically, the effects last about 4-6 months before they wear off. After that point, wrinkles may start to reappear as muscles regain motion. That’s why many people opt for regular treatment (3-6 months) to hold onto the results.

How Frequently Can I Get BOTOX?

You shouldn’t get BOTOX treatments too soon after the previous session because you can develop resistance to the delicate protein. You may receive injections after at least three months, but many wait until the six-month mark for the next treatment.

In the end, timing can be a little tricky, but if you plan ahead and let your aesthetic team know about your goals and timeline, you can schedule your sessions for BOTOX in Ripon to meet your needs and prepare you to look and feel your best, no matter what comes up in life!

About the Practice

At Silver Creek Dentistry, we strive to offer unparalleled service as we provide a wide array of treatments using state-of-the-art technology. We have five dentists ready to work for smiles of all ages. Flexible financing is available via CareCredit, or you can ask about our Dental Savings Plan. As your cosmetic dentist in Ripon, we offer BOTOX and other injectables like dermal fillers, veneers, metal-free restorations, teeth whitening, gum recontouring, smile makeovers, and more. Schedule a consultation on our website or call (920) 748-7200.