How Long Does Botox Last?

how long does botox last

Deciding whether to get Botox and other dermal fillers can be daunting if you’ve never used them before. You probably have questions—Are dermal fillers the right choice for me? How long does Botox last?

But there’s no need to worry; Botox and the dermal fillers we have chosen to offer are patients are not only effective, but long-lasting. For many patients, they’re a great way to treat fine-lines, crow’s feet, and even migraines and muscular problems.

Botox smooths lines and rejuvenates the face for far longer than topical creams and over-the-counter treatments. Where facial creams must be reapplied each day and repurchased frequently, Botox treatments last an average of 3-4 months. This makes Botox a relatively light commitment, especially compared to the time spent standing in front of a mirror, applying expensive products.

For those 3-4 months, Botox treats the problem at its source: the facial muscles that create lines and wrinkles with age. By forcing facial muscles to relax, Botox provides a healthy, smooth complexion and produces more consistent results than topical products.

The active ingredient in Botox takes effect after 3-5 days and reaches its optimal effectiveness in 2 weeks. After that point, the face remains bright and healthy looking for many months. Plus, Botox treatments become more effective and last longer with each treatment, and they may prevent wrinkles from becoming worse over the years.

Because Botox treatments remain effective for 3-4 months, repeat treatments are infrequent and easy to maintain. In fact, Botox injections can be performed over the course of a lunch hour, making it an ideal solution for busy professionals and anyone else who has better ways to spend their time than on lengthy beauty treatments. Rather than reapplying greasy products day after day, you can worry less and enjoy life more with quick, infrequent Botox treatments.

Dermal fillers, likewise, solve many of the wrinkles and lines that come naturally with age. However, dermal fillers work as an even longer-term solution that can be used by themselves or alongside Botox treatments. In fact, dermal fillers last a minimum of 9 months, and depending on the type of filler used, they can maintain effectiveness for up to a year. Once a dermal filler eliminates that particularly troublesome wrinkle or line, you’ll have plenty of time to forget it ever existed.

My Family Dentistry offers both of these treatments in a comfortable, relaxing, and spa-like environment, where Dr. Mullins will help you look your very best. Contact us to find out more about the Botox and dermal fillers offered at My Family Dentistry, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for announcements about special events, dental health, and more.

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