Are you tired of anti-aging solutions that deliver results you can barely see? And what about those creams and serums that have to be applied night after night? For most people, the perfect treatment combines effectiveness and longevity. At Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL, we recommend Botox injections because they achieve both of these aims.
So, how long do the results of this treatment last? What makes it stand out among the other options?
How Long Do the Results of Botox Last?
The short answer is that the initial results will last an amazing 3 to 6 months! 4 is typical. The real answer is that you can continue to benefit from the treatment for as long as you keep scheduling follow-up appointments. The injections are safe to have at least every 4 months, which aligns well with the longevity of the treatment.
Your Botox experience is highly customizable. It does not make any permanent alterations to your face, meaning that you can try it out, continue it, discontinue it, and/or resume again with no down sides. You can even have us adjust the amount as you go along. Best of all, you don’t need multiple sessions to build up to the maximum results.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Cosmetic developers have been trying for a long time to design a treatment that can sustain professional results without the need for surgery. With today’s advances, you have a number of options that do just that. This treatment is the most popular, with millions of people opting for it every year. Here is how it works:
It Works Under the Skin
Treating the surface of the skin can be a little like addressing the symptom of a problem instead of the source. This treatment takes the opposite approach. It regulates your repetitive muscle contractions, which are the actual cause of wrinkles. Treatments like this are in a special class called neuromodulators.
Relaxing the Muscles Softens the Lines
Fine lines and wrinkles occur because when your muscles tense up many times over the course of your life, the repetitive tensing causes creases. Very young people don’t develop wrinkles because their skin produces high amounts of hyaluronic acid and collagen. These natural anti-agers keep it elastic and supple. Sometime in our 20s or 30s, this production tapers off, leaving our skin susceptible to forming permanent lines.
It Interrupts an Otherwise Irreversible Process
You might notice fluctuations in your fine lines. One day they might be more noticeable, the next day they seem to fade. This happens because of changes in the weather, your diet, and even lighting conditions. However, there is no way for the signs of aging to truly reverse themselves. That’s why many people choose to start their injections when they see the same lines start to show up day after day.
It Uses Small Doses of Botulinum Toxin
The ingredient that makes both the effectiveness and the longevity possible is botulinum toxin. A naturally-occurring protein, it puts a temporary hold on the brain signals that tell specific muscles to tense up. After the treatment, they will still be able to move, but they won’t become tense enough to cause wrinkling. The injection sites are determined according to which areas of your face are most prone to getting fine lines.
Frequently Asked Questions
When choosing your anti-aging strategy, it’s important to consider when you would like to see results, how the appointments will fit in to your schedule, and several other factors. Here is everything you need to know about Botox injections:
How Effective Is This Treatment?
When it comes to cosmetic treatments, nothing counts more than effectiveness. This treatment has an impressive track record. It can handle mild cases, soften moderate lines, and even impact more severe wrinkles. It delivers results that are on par with many surgical procedures, without requiring you to go under the knife.
How Long Do I Need To Wait To See Results?
While some products take as many as 6 weeks to show results, these injections reach their maximum effect in just 10 days. You will actually start seeing the results much sooner, in as little as 2 days.
Is This Treatment Comfortable?
Yes, in fact, most people find that they barely even feel the needle. While you will not need any anesthesia, we offer a numbing agent to make the process even easier. The needles are ultra-fine, and the injections are done very quickly. They go by so fast that that part of the appointment only takes about 10 minutes.
What Kinds of Wrinkles Does This Treatment Address?
Because of the way it works, botulinum toxin is highly effective in treating wrinkles that occur in the areas that experience the most facial movement. You might start seeing your first wrinkles in those areas. They include:
- Crows feet
- Brow lines
- Frown lines
That said, these injections are highly versatile. If you are wondering whether or not they will be effective against your least-favorite wrinkles, come in and see us! We will take a look and let you know.
How Much Recovery Time Is Needed?
None! In fact, these injections are even gentler on your body than an annual flu shot! You will be free to resume all of your normal activities (except heavy exercise) immediately after you leave the med spa. You can even drive yourself home or put in a full work day.
Can I Combine Neuromodulators and Other Skincare Solutions
Yes! Neuromodulators work in a very unique way that both delivers results in a few days and acts a long-term strategy. They combine very well with a good basic skin care routine that includes a high quality moisturizer. They also pair well with dermal fillers. It goes without saying, but any skin care treatment is enhanced with daily sun protection.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Almost all healthy adults can receive these injections. The type of skin you have doesn’t matter, because they actually work beneath the skin. Men and women alike can get this treatment, and it is effective for people of many different ages.
Which brings us to one of the most frequently asked questions…
When Should I Start This Treatment?
Only You Know the Answer!
These injections are safe to have at almost any age, so the determining factor is your personal preference. Keep in mind, also, that they are not designed to have a drastic effect on your appearance. You will look like you, just with softer lines.
Benefits of Neuromodulators for 20-40-Year-Olds
When your fine lines are just starting to appear, this treatment can significantly delay the process by which they become wrinkles. For that reason, many people refer to it as “preventative Botox”. It will also act to soften any deeper lines or wrinkles that have already developed.
Benefits of Neuromodulators for 40-Year-Olds and Beyond
Aging is an ongoing process, meaning that new lines are always forming. For that reason, any age is a good age to start this treatment. It is never too late to benefit from it. If you like, you can even combine it with dermal fillers, which will add volume and boost collagen in areas of the face that have lost the ability to resist gravity.
Getting Ready for the Treatment
Getting these injections is very quick and straightforward, which is one of the reasons it is so popular. There is very little that you need to do to get ready, other than following a simple list of instructions we will provide and making sure you omit makeup the morning of your appointment. When you arrive, we will check you in and perform the injections in less than half an hour.
Schedule a Consultation
Would you like to know more about this treatment? We would like to offer you a free consultation, during which you can ask us any questions you have and explore all of your cosmetic options. If you like, we will even look at your skin and start making a plan for your injection sites. Call us anytime at 708-928-8097.
Enjoy 4 Months of Smoother Skin With Just One Appointment
Getting skin you love is about seeing real results and enjoying them for months at a time. When you make Botox part of your routine, you can actually continue the benefits for as long as you like! It really is that easy. Contact us today at Allure Laser & Med Spa in Tinley Park, IL.