Even though you can’t stop the aging process, you don’t need to live with the visible signs of aging. In the past, your only options were to undergo an invasive procedure with weeks of downtime or accept your ever-deepening wrinkles. At Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes, NJ, we offer a better solution, Botox.
With Botox, you can eliminate dynamic lines, wrinkles, and folds without incisions, pain, risk of complications, or downtime. Today, we’re discussing how long the results of this treatment last, how quickly the results become apparent, and more.
How Long Do the Effects of Botox Last?
A variety of factors affect the longevity of this treatment’s results, so individual results vary. That said, you can expect your results to last between three and six months. In some cases, the results of treatment last far longer than six months. We can give you a better idea regarding how long you should expect your results to last once we evaluate your unique situation.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
You should expect your Botox injection session to be incredibly convenient. During your initial consultation, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. If you are, we will schedule a convenient time for you to come in for your injection session.
When you come in for your injection session, we will clean your treatment areas to ensure the areas are free from makeup, oil, or dirt. Then, we will administer five injections per treatment area. After that, we will discuss your post-treatment guidelines, and you will be free to return to work. In contrast to invasive anti-aging procedures, you don’t need to worry about downtime or an extensive recovery period.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Botox eliminates dynamic lines, wrinkles, and folds by relaxing the overactive muscles. It is so effective because it treats the root cause of the problem, muscles that contract excessively and wrinkle. This FDA-approved treatment is safe for most adults.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
This injectable muscle relaxant can be administered into any overactive muscle causing you medical or cosmetic concerns. During your initial consultation, advise us on all of your cosmetic concerns. If they are caused by overactive muscles, your problem areas can be treated if you qualify for this treatment. Here are a few examples of areas that can be treated with this injectable muscle relaxant:
Deep forehead lines are one of the most common areas of concern because of how frequently the forehead muscles are used. Whenever you frown, deep forehead lines occur temporarily. After years of repetitive muscle contractions, these lines become permanent, very noticeable fixtures on your face. With Botox, you can eliminate these lines with a single treatment session and five strategically placed injections.
This injectable muscle relaxant is also commonly administered into the large, strong glabellar muscles located between the eyebrows. When these lines become permanent facial fixtures following years of muscle use, you may look considerably older and more tired than you actually are. Additionally, others may think you look angry or disinterested in what they have to say. A single treatment session is all that is required to make you look younger, happier, and more alert.
Crow’s feet are another common treatment area, and they are usually difficult to treat. While the skin around the corners of your eyes is delicate, this injectable muscle relaxant is gentle but powerful. If you have “permanent” lines extending from the corners of your eyes extending up to your temples and out to your ears, they can be treated with Botox.
With just one treatment session, you can smile and laugh with confidence, not worrying about whether you look years older than you actually are. The results of this injectable muscle relaxant will last between four and six months depending on the severity of the case.
Another common concern that can be treated by this injectable muscle relaxant is lines around the mouth. These lines, known as marionette lines, occur due to repetitive mouth movements, such as talking, drinking through a straw, and eating. That said, you can expect to be free from these lines for three to four months if you receive an injectable muscle relaxant treatment.
Under the Eyes
People commonly seek Botox to treat cosmetic concerns in the undereye area because these muscles are used so frequently. Additionally, the skin in this area is extremely thin, so cosmetic concerns are readily apparent. In fact, the undereye area is often the first place to show dynamic wrinkles and lines. Fortunately, you can look years younger and feel confident in the appearance of your undereyes for four to six months after one session with this injectable.
To reiterate, if you have cosmetic concerns caused by overactive muscles, this injectable muscle relaxant can help. Don’t fail to mention other areas of concern because we didn’t mention them in our brief summary of popular treatment areas. For instance, this injectable muscle relaxant can also be used to treat deep nasolabial folds extending vertically from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions Answered
Is This Treatment Painful?
No, you will not experience any pain during your injectable muscle relaxant treatment. Although you can enjoy the same anti-aging benefits as an invasive procedure, there is nothing invasive about this treatment. It truly is as simple as five strategically placed injections per targeted area. To be clear, the needle used to administer this medication is so fine you will feel nothing but slight pressure as it is injected. That said, you are welcome to request a numbing agent before treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, you need to come in for an initial consultation. Remember, this injectable is only designed to treat dynamic wrinkles and folds. If you have cosmetic concerns, such as sagging, loose skin, dissatisfactory contours, and volume loss-related wrinkles, an injectable dermal filler is required to improve your appearance.
If your cosmetic concerns are caused by overactive muscles, we must discuss your current health and medical history to determine whether you qualify for this treatment. To be considered a good candidate for this treatment, you must be able to stop taking certain medications, including blood thinners, certain sleep aids, and oral muscle relaxants, for several days before your treatment.
What if My Cosmetic Concerns Are Severe?
In some cases, severe dynamic wrinkles and folds can be treated with a single injectable muscle relaxant session. In other cases, a single treatment significantly diminishes the visible effects of aging. Put another way, two treatment sessions will be required to treat the most extreme cases completely.
How Should I Prepare for My Injection Session?
As noted above, you must stop taking certain medications for a few days before your treatment session. If we determine you qualify for this treatment, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of drugs and supplements to avoid during your initial consultation.
Additionally, you should prepare for your treatment session by taking steps to keep your blood pressure normal and prevent skin irritation. For instance, you should keep your blood pressure within a normal range by refraining from alcohol and tobacco consumption and ensuring you don’t consume too much caffeine or sodium. You should mitigate the risk of skin irritation at the time of your appointment by wearing adequate sun protection and taking antivirals if necessary.
What Post-Treatment Care Guidelines Should Be Adhered to?
Do your best to avoid sun exposure during the first 24 hours following your treatment. When you go outside, you should wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with the greatest SPF (sun protection factor) possible. Furthermore, you should avoid applying too much pressure to the treatment areas and sleep on your back for the first one to four nights post-treatment. Additionally, you should avoid excessive heat, sweating, and vigorous activity for 24 hours after your injections.
Can Men Benefit From This Treatment?
Yes, men can absolutely experience dynamic wrinkles and folds and benefit from this treatment. In fact, men often come in asking for help to reverse the signs of aging on their face. Additionally, men are excellent candidates for injectable dermal fillers when they are experiencing volume loss-related lines and wrinkles.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Yes, your results will look completely natural. Unlike invasive anti-aging procedures, your muscles are not shifted during this procedure. Therefore, you will look just like yourself, only years younger.
It is also worth noting that your face will not be frozen following this injectable muscle relaxant treatment. This treatment works by binding to some of the motor receptors in the treatment areas. You will still be able to emote naturally. Additionally, your face will feel natural following your treatment. The sensory receptors in your muscles are not affected at all.
How Long Should I Expect My Treatment to Take?
Your entire treatment session should take no longer than 30 minutes if you are only seeking an injectable muscle relaxant. This includes the time it takes to clean your face, administer the injections, and discuss your post-treatment care guidelines. That said, if you also need injectable dermal fillers to achieve your desired aesthetic, your session may take up to an hour.
We can give you a more accurate idea of how long your treatment should take during your initial evaluation. How long your session will take depends on numerous factors, including the number of treatment areas targeted.
Is There Any Downtime Required Following This Treatment?
No, there is no downtime required following this anti-aging treatment. As noted above, you should avoid sweating and vigorous physical activity and minimize sun exposure. If you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take the rest of the day off from work. If you have a sedentary job, you are free to return to work once your session is complete.
Book an Appointment Today
If dynamic lines and wrinkles are making you look older than you’d like, Botox can help. Although individual results vary, the results of treatment usually last up to six months and sometimes last far longer. To find out if this treatment is right for you, drop us a line at Dr. Park Avenue in Franklin Lakes, NJ today to book an appointment. Be advised, we also have an office conveniently located on Brick Blvd in Brick, NJ. Just let us know when you’re booking your appointment which location is more convenient for you.