How Often Do You Really Need Botox?

Every time you raise your eyebrows or smile, your facial muscles are contracting. These contractions help you express yourself but they also create small crinkles and lines that can become more prominent over time. Fortunately, Botox can smooth out these lines and wrinkles.

Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause deep lines and wrinkles, providing you with a smoother, more youthful appearance over the course of 2 weeks, results that can last up to 6 months.

Botox treatments are mostly used in areas such as the forehead, in between the eyes and around the eyes to target crow’s feet.

How often should I receive treatments?

While the results of your Botox treatment will last several months, the results are not permanent. As the months pass, you will notice that your wrinkles slowly start returning.

How quickly your wrinkles return will depend on how much Botox was injected, how it was injected and how well you care for your skin in between treatments.

Since Botox is not an exact science, your doctor will probably start off by using a smaller amount of Botox to gauge your results. After your first treatment at Jade Cosmetic Clinic in Cairns, North Queensland, your doctor may choose to inject more the next time around if the desired results were not achieved or if the injections wear off too quickly.

Once your doctor has a better idea of how your muscles and body react to the treatments, a treatment plan will be recommended. This treatment plan will ensure you can enjoy your results for longer but it may be adjusted over time based on your specific requirements.

Maintaining your Botox results

Many patients have found that it becomes possible to “train” your facial muscles to relax, which means that they’re able to extend the amount of time between their Botox treatments.

The more treatments you receive, the more your muscles will become accustomed to staying in the desired position. Developing a regular injection routine at Jade Cosmetic Clinic in Cairns, North Queensland, makes it possible to need fewer treatments as time goes on.

It can be very tempting to schedule frequent Botox treatments to maintain your results but it’s recommended that you wait at least 6 weeks in between treatments to give your skin and muscles time to heal and settle. You, of course, don’t want excess amounts of Botox in your body either.

If you choose to receive too much Botox too often, you will end up with an unnatural frozen look, which people will definitely be able to notice.

Overall though, Botox is a very safe and highly effective way to treat expression lines and wrinkles but if you choose a doctor that doesn’t have the right qualifications and experience, it could have a very negative impact on your health and your appearance.

Make sure that the doctor and clinic that you choose perform Botox treatments on a regular basis and can show you the results of some of their past treatments before you go ahead.