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How Long Does Botox Last?

Taking a look into the effects of the World’s most popular cosmetic procedure

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator that works beneath the surface of the skin and temporarily reduces muscle activity to reduce the appearance of severe frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines. It is a purified protein that blocks receptors at the nerve endings, preventing the release of neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This is responsible for muscle contraction. 

When first released 16 years ago, Botox was few and far between. Whereas, now in 2018 alone, over 7 million injections were carried out in the United States. According to plasticsurgery.org, Botox is the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure in the world. Botox has been resourceful for years to treat and improve the appearance of wrinkles and facial creases. 

Why is Botox so popular? 

Botox’s popularity comes to no surprise when you see it’s results. With support from over 16 years of published studies, the FDA has confirmed it as the only treatment to reduce the appearance of facial lines. Botox has been approved for use in 98 countries and is carried out in multitudes, especially in the United States, for it’s wrinkle reduction purposes.

Everyone wants that special lotion or pill that will make us look and appear more youthful. Sadly there is nothing on the market, at least in lotion form, that takes away the unwanted wrinkles or sagging skin. Drugstore and high end skin care products are useful to prevent premature wrinkle formation, but cannot remove those already formed. the appeal with Botox is it’s instant results and minimal side effects.

Other Ways to Use Botox?

Not only does Botox help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and imperfections, there are a number of other non-cosmetic conditions it can correct as well. Here is a list of a few other ways people use Botox.

  • Hyperhidrosis (severe underarm sweating)
  • Blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking)
  • Chronic migraines
  • Overactive bladder
  • Cervical dystonia (a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder spasms)
  • Strabismus (eyes pointing in different directions)

How Long Does Botox Last?

It takes four to seven days to see optimal results from Neuromodulators. Additional units may be required at a subsequent follow-up visit two weeks to complete the injection series and obtain optimal results. Ten to fifty units may be used on average depending on the area you are getting the botox done. People who have stronger muscles may require more units, and males usually also require more than females. 

Botox’s effects last for up to 4 months according to their site for moderate to severe lines. They also recommend that you receive treatment every 3-4 months. You will always need to have a consultation done by your doctor. They will recommend what treatment is best and how frequent you should receive it.  

Botox in Boca Raton, FL. 

If you’re looking for the best Botox in Palm Beach County, make a consultation with Alena Kuneff, MMS, PA-C. and her team at Glamor Medical. She is rated the Top Premiere Injector in Boca Raton and her boutique medical spa is one of the most popular in South Florida.

9 thoughts on “How Long Does Botox Last?”

  1. I’ve always wondered what exactly when into botox. I have a friend who’s had it done, but she actually didn’t know much about it. This was a great read!

  2. I love all of this information. I’ve thought about doing Botox, but I’ve been holding off because I didn’t really know much about it.

  3. I’ve noticed Botox getting more popular where I live too. But the thought of injections gives me anxiety. Maybe one day I will overcome it enough to give it a try.

  4. I have heard of using Botox to cure migraines. I haven’t tried though I wish I could sometime. It gets to be disgusting seeing myself in the mirror, fine lines and all and suffering from a migraine headache. I will ask my doctor if I am allowed. Thank you for sharing this informative post.

  5. When I was still in medical practice, we used to give Botox injections for blepharospasm. It’s cool to see all of the uses that Botox has. Thanks for sharing this info!

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