How Can I Help My Botox Last Longer?

Botox Glen Allen, VAThere’s so much to Botox and fillers, and so many ways to use it. Botox can help you if you suffer from excessive sweating or migraines. And though we love it for its flexibility, we keep going back to the original use: to smooth and give you a more youthful appearance.

If you’ve considered Botox to smooth your crow’s feet, diminish the smoker’s lines around your lips, or give your forehead a few less furrows, keep reading to learn the basics of this popular treatment..

What is Botox?

Directly from the official Botox website, Botox “is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults.” Botox works by attaching to nerve endings at the desired site to weaken facial muscles that create wrinkles. Think of it this way: the wrinkles that come from repeated movement won’t be formed as long as the muscle underneath isn’t moving. It is injected with a very small needle, and is placed strategically to minimize the wrinkles that cause you concern.

How Long Does it Last?

Results can vary, but the average is between four to six months. If you want to stretch out your results, you can try a few different things like avoiding harsh scrubs the first week after your treatment. Being gentle with your face will help the Botox settle in where it needs to.

Using a physician who is experienced in the art of administering Botox can also boost your results. This is because Botox needs to be injected at a specific depth in the skin. If your physician isn’t very experienced, or doesn’t administer Botox very often, they might not be as precise as they need to, to give you the best results.

Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles?

You don’t need to wait until you get wrinkles to look into BOTOX. Preventing wrinkles with BOTOX is one of our favorite ways to use BOTOX. To truly prevent wrinkles, you’ll need to commit to BOTOX injections over a long range of time, though. Muscles don’t create the wrinkles overnight, so expect to come back for multiple treatments if you’re looking to avoid wrinkles.

If you’re interested in Botox injections, call us today at (804) 270-5920 to schedule a consultation.

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