Every year, millions of men and women turn to Botox treatments to reduce the appearance of expression lines that form and deepen as they smile, laugh, and react to their exciting and happy lives. If you have been contemplating refreshing and improving your look, you may be wondering how often you will have to repeat Botox treatments to maintain a younger, fresher look.
How Botox Works
Botox is a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles that uses small, regulated amounts of a purified protein to reduce the activity of the facial muscles. This treatment is delivered through a series of injections into the muscles of the face which are responsible for the “expression lines” that we see appearing as we age. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals in the muscles around the injection site. When the nerves are blocked, the muscles do not move. Without movement, certain lines and wrinkles can be softened, reduced, or removed completely. The effects of Botox treatments last from 3 to 4 months. Each Botox session will take 15 – 20 minutes with your medical professional, and results can be seen in 4-14 days.
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What Happens When Botox Wears Off?
As time passes after your initial Botox treatment, you will begin to notice wrinkles returning when you smile, laugh, or frown. If you have had no negative side effects, it will be suggested that you return every 3-4 months for maintenance doses of Botox. It is interesting to note that Botox can have short and long term beneficial effects including the ability to “train” your facial muscles to relax. Because individual results vary, it will be important for you to schedule an in-person consultation. The medical professionals at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona will closely monitor your own specific needs and progress in order to make individual recommendations on how often you should receive maintenance doses of Botox.
Went in for Botox and was very happy to meet the doctor! She went over how she would like to get to know me and what works. She took the time to get to know me! I love that she started out with a lower amount of unit, then if I need more, then I know to go back. Made me feel safe and confident. Thank you!
Take The Next Step
If you are ready to get a younger and more refreshed look by erasing your expression lines with Botox treatments, it’s time to schedule a consultation with the medical professionals at Dermatology and Plastic Surgery or Arizona. You can schedule a consultation by calling our Tucson office at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. You may also schedule an appointment by completing the form on this page. Our offices are conveniently located at 698 East Wetmore, Suite #310 in Tucson, Arizona and 150 South Coronado Drive Suite #110 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.