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How Long Does Botox Last and How Can I Make it Last Longer?
Botox, also known as a Botulinum toxin cosmetic injection, is one of the top non-invasive methods that people seek out who want to reverse the signs of aging to the face, but who do not wish to have a surgical procedure such as a facelift. The best Botox specialists near me in Los Angeles offer Botox face enhancements and Dysport cosmetic injections that are done during office appointments and only take 15 to 20 minutes to inject. One of the most frequently asked questions voiced by patients during their botox consultations is, how long does Botox last”? This is followed by questions pertaining to how to make the results last if possible.
This article is intended to help men and women thinking about getting Botox learn about how long Botox lasts and what people can do to prolong the results, so that they can have realistic expectations before receiving Botox injections at Grossman Medical.
On Average, How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox results typically last between three and six months, and Dr. Peter Grossman at Grossman Medical understands that keeping your appearance as youthful as possible takes top priority, and for this reason, Dr. Grossman is sharing tips on how to prolong the results of your Botox injections.
First, keep in mind that there can be some differences in how long the results last based on your skin’s condition, genetics, and other factors that are unique from one individual to another. That said, to get a more accurate prediction on how long your Botox injections will last, you will need to get a Botox consultation so that Dr. Grossman can go over your medical history and examine the condition of your face.
First, why is Botox Temporary?
To maximize your Botox results, you should first understand what Botox is and how it works in terms of lasting effects. Botox is a protein with origins from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, when injected into the muscle, it provides a barrier against signals from the nerves that tell the muscle to contract. This is critical because when muscles can’t contract, all dynamic wrinkles generated from the movements of the face soften and relax, which garners a smoother facial look.
Over time, the body breaks this protein down, and how quickly this breakdown happens depends on a variety of factors including exposure to the sun, environmental toxins, and one’s metabolic rate. Therefore, Botox is temporary, however, when you book your Botox consultation at Grossman Medical, the doctor will examine the condition of your face, go over your medical history, and give you accurate expectations, along with a range of things you can do to make the effects longer lasting.
Common Actions to Take that Make Botox Last Longer
While every patient is unique when it comes to the lasting effects of Botox, here are some common things the average person can do to make their Botox treatments last longer:
Meditation and Yoga – When we engage in activities that help to reduce stress, studies show that Botox effects last longer.
Avoid Sun Damage / Sun Exposure – We know that exposure to the sun can cause premature facial aging. That said, you are going to be in the sun for more than 30 minutes, wear a hat and a sunblock with an SPF of 46 or greater.
Moisturize Your Skin – Use a high-quality facial moisturizer which will help keep your skin healthy and smooth. Use a moisturizer that contains collagen and hyaluronic acid, which will help prolong the Botox effect.
Avoid Smoking & Vaping – Using nicotine in cigarettes and vaping products causes collagen to break down, harm skin cells, and reduce the effectiveness of your Botox treatments. In addition, vaping and smoking can cause fine lines to appear around the mouth and eyes that future Botox treatments can’t fix.
Take a Daily Zinc Vitamin – According to a study conducted by the ‘Journal of Drugs and Dermatology’, people who received Botox injections who were also taking 50 mg of Zinc saw significantly prolonged effects of their Botox treatments. In fact, more than 90% of people who took the Zinc VS those who took the placebo saw a 30% increase of the duration of their Botox effectiveness. Just make sure your general practitioner is aware that you take a daily Zinc supplement.
Contact Grossman Medical for A Botox Consultation Today
Why go through a surgery when Botox may be the perfect solution to helping you shave 20 years off your appearance? Book a consultation with Dr. Peter Grossman today and get a detailed, complete understanding of how long you can expect your Botox treatment to last, along with how often you will need treatment, and get all your other questions answered by one of the top plastic surgeons in America. The holidays are only four months away, and now is the perfect time to regain your youthful look and vibrant energy.