There’s no question Botox has incredible effects on reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping people look years younger as a result. Understandably, many people wish the effects of Botox lasted longer without maintenance. And we can’t blame them! After all, who wouldn’t want to look their best for as long as possible? While Botox that lasts forever isn’t on the horizon just yet, there are ways to help it last longer.
At the same time, there are a number of other treatments you can combine with Botox to help tighten the skin and improve the overall look, texture, and feel of your skin.
Botox That Lasts: New Ways To Tighten Skin
Today, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Botox that lasts longer as well as answers to your other common questions about this, and other treatments that help you look years younger.
Why isn’t there Botox that lasts forever?
With all of the advancements in medical aesthetic technology, you might wonder why Botox that lasts forever isn’t an option yet. But this all comes down to the unique way in which this treatment works in the first place.
Botox is a protein made from Botulinum toxin, a bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces. Although it’s a toxin, it has a number of medical benefits when administered by medical professionals. When it comes to treating wrinkles, it works by paralyzing the muscles in certain areas of the face. By preventing these muscles from contracting, they can relax, and the wrinkles they form in the skin can too! But it doesn’t paralyze these muscles permanently, which is why Botox that lasts forever isn’t an option.
When it comes to its wrinkle reducing powers, Botox is meant to manage wrinkles from muscle contractions. It isn’t suited for wrinkles that form as a result of sun damage or gravity. As such, it’s most commonly used to treat forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
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How long does Botox last?
So, we’ve covered that Botox that lasts forever isn’t an option. But just how long does Botox last? This depends on the person. But in most cases, you can expect to see visible results of Botox for about three to four months. Some people, particularly if it’s their first treatment, might find results don’t last as long. Other people, however, might see visible results for up to six months.
We know you might also be wondering if there’s anything you can do to help your Botox last longer, so let’s talk about that next.
How to make Botox last longer
The first and most important thing you can do is go to a skilled practitioner for your treatment. Highly-qualified providers, including Dr. Bonnie at Anushka Med Spa, can help ensure you get the most beautiful, long-last results. At the same time, choosing a skilled provider is also critical for your safety.
Another strategy to help your Botox last longer is engaging the muscles in your face following treatment. To do this, use facial exercises that keep the muscles moving and help evenly distribute the product throughout the treatment area.
However, it’s important to avoid rubbing your face with your hands, particularly during the first 24-48 hours following treatment. The same goes for avoiding harsh treatments, including scrubs and other exfoliants! These can cause unwanted migration of the Botox.
There’s a reason every skincare expert out there tells you to limit sun exposure! Next to the natural aging process, sun exposure is the leading cause of wrinkles and skin damage in general. If you want Botox that lasts, do your best to keep your skin out of the sun as much as possible. This helps keep wrinkles and skin damage at bay.
Your provider will cover these, and other strategies for helping your Botox last longer at your appointment.
Other skin tightening treatments
Combining Botox with other treatments is also a great strategy for getting results that last. The right combination of treatments will depend on your specific goals and presentation. But when you meet with Dr. Bonnie, she’ll go over all of your options with you.
Some of the other treatments that might be right for you include:
Restylane Lyft: When more volume and greater lifting is needed, Restylane Lyft can replace what time has taken away. With Lyft, cheeks can be uplifted and contoured as well as filling the parentheses around the mouth and eliminating the marionette lines.
Juvéderm Voluma: A member of the Juvéderm® family, Voluma’s unique cross-linking renders this hyaluronic acid a great “lifter”, replacing volume in the mid-face where we tend to lose our fat pads first. The FDA gave this dermal filler a two-year indication for duration.
Sculptra Aesthetic: While categorized as “a filler,” this unique and natural product is really a collagen stimulant, which simply produces more collagen where you need it. Therefore, those areas that were once soft and smooth can now return to that incredibly youthful, natural appearance.
Achieve More Youthful Skin with the Help of Anushka Med Spa
At Anushka, beauty is in the eye of the needle. Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP specializes in both anti-aging and preventative aging injectables. As a national educator, she is one of the most sought after practitioners, known for her exacting touch and cosmedical artistry.
Our cosmedical wing offers several different types of non-invasive injectables to help you achieve in minutes what took years to develop. We offer all the leading name-brand products to instantly reverse years of aging. Our product selection includes wrinkle relaxers, cosmetic fillers, collagen builders, and other revolutionary products to help reverse or prevent the signs of aging.
We invite you to browse our selection of injectables, or contact our medical concierge for a customized consultation: 561.820.8055.
When you choose Anushka Spa & Salon for Botox and other skin tightening treatments, you’ll enjoy a variety of amenities, including:
- Private Reception Area
- Private Consultations
- Individualized Treatment Programs
- Complimentary Valet Parking
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