If you're using Botox for the first time, it's important to keep in mind that your initial experience may not result in optimal, long-lasting results. Initially, you may need to take several treatments of Botox before the muscles are conditioned and respond to botulinum toxin. The effects of the treatment will last longer after multiple sessions, as the skin has more time to regenerate the collagen it needs to fill in those fine lines and wrinkles. When injected for aesthetic reasons, Botox typically lasts four to six months on average, but you can expect the effects of your first treatment to go away faster. You'll likely need to schedule your second appointment for two to three months after your first treatment.
The results of Botox usually last between two and six months; the average result lasts about three to four months. So why does Botox eventually stop working? Your body produces new neurotransmitters all the time, so the “blocking” effect of Botox gradually wears off as these chemicals begin to circulate back into the body. As a result, muscles are no longer inhibited. BOTOX gradually fades after a few months of application and is not permanent. It goes away on its own.
There are no ways to get rid of it once injected. It usually takes three to six months until it disappears completely. Combining Botox with a topical retinoid cream may decrease the need for additional Botox units per visit and potentially prolong the time between treatments. While you can't prevent your body's natural processes from happening, there are other external factors you can consider to make sure you're getting the most out of your Botox. One advantage of not letting Botox disappear completely is that you will probably need fewer units for your subsequent treatments, since you already have a baseline to work with, which means that your next treatments are likely to be less expensive.
However, BOTOX is FDA-approved for the treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, and has been shown to be extremely safe and effective when properly injected by an authorized provider. If you use medications to manage an ongoing health condition, they may also influence the duration of your Botox treatments. There are also other long-term and short-term techniques to increase the longevity of your Botox treatments. First of all, if you are satisfied with the original result, the best way to maintain that result is to retreat the area just before the Botox disappears. Botox treatments are cumulative and preventive, and all this is due to the muscle conditioning that develops the longer you take Botox. During your initial consultation at Spa 361 of the Institute of Dermatology and Skin Cancer, one of BOTOX's licensed, qualified and experienced injectors will recommend a treatment plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals and maintain your beautiful results for as long as possible.
Charles Sopokar reported that 44 patients who took a zinc and phytase supplement, called Zytase, four days before Botox injections experienced better and longer lasting results. Therefore, this is nothing to fear; it will be a case of returning to your previous state, and not a case of looking completely different or, in the perception of your mind, somehow worse than you had before you received botox. When Botox fades, which is usually three to six months after application; patients will begin to visibly see the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. When Botox is injected into the body in small safe amounts, it blocks the signal from the nerves that go to the muscles. So, generally speaking, Botox will last between three and four months regardless of how many units were injected.
This is practically true for all neuromodulators such as Dysport, Xeomin or Nuceiva. While it ultimately depends on each patient's individual needs, there are several advantages to continuing regular and consistent BOTOX injections. It's usually recommended to wait five or six months after the first botox injection; later on, you may want to get treatment every three to four months.