Botox manufacturer, Allergan, defines Botox as a prescription drug that can be administered into the muscles via injections to temporarily mitigate the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, crow’s feel around the eyes, and frown lines between the brows in adults.
Individuals seeking to reduce facial aging signs in a non-surgical manner may consider Botox injectable treatment. But the outcomes of Botox are temporary in comparison to the permanent results that surgical procedures offer.
The patient may decide to receive repeat Botox treatments to enhance the longevity of the results. At the time of the initial consultation, the injection provider will discuss the estimated sustainability of Botox outcomes with the patient to allow them to make a well-informed decision.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides Botox injectables and other medical spa treatments to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding locations.
Longevity of Botox Treatment
The outcomes of Botox injections can sustain between three to four months in an individual undergoing treatment for the first time. Botulinum toxin type A is the active ingredient in Botox. This is a powerful biological agent whose potency reduces over time.
For this reason, the treated underlying muscle regains movement over a few months. Upon the muscle regaining motion, the fine lines and wrinkles reappear in the treated site.
If the patient chooses to undergo multiple Botox treatments for a period by an experienced and certified injection provider, the longevity of the outcomes may increase.
Repetitive Botox treatments help the underlying dynamic facial muscles to become trained to stay relaxed. This helps facial lines and wrinkles appear less noticeable enhancing the sustainability of Botox outcomes.
Periodic Botox treatments will result in the patient requiring fewer treatments that are progressively spaced wider apart.
Variable Sustainability of Results
The sustainability of Botox results differs between patients. People who have strong facial muscles develop more visible frown lines. The underlying treated muscle regains movement faster in such patients as the impact of the botulinum toxin wears off. This occurs as the treatment muscle has higher resilience levels.
Conversely, individuals who have weaker facial muscles may be able to sustain the results of Botox injections for a relatively long period. Women may be able to enjoy Botox results for a longer duration in comparison to men as they tend to have weaker facial muscles.
Extended Benefit with Repeat Treatments
The patient should assess the treated muscle at regular intervals to understand when it starts to regain its normal activity level if they are considering undergoing repeat Botox treatments.
Based on this information, they can consult the Botox provider periodically for an assessment. The patient should honestly disclose to the provider when they last received Botox injections.
It is important to maintain a sufficient gap between two Botox sessions as directed by the injection provider. The longevity of the outcomes also depends on the volume of Botox injected during the treatment session.
Dr. Gregg Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas for Botox injections and other medical spa treatments.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090.
Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.