Will Wrinkles Look Worse After BOTOX® Wears Off?
BOTOX is more than just a popular cosmetic procedure; it is a household name. Each year, millions of people request BOTOX to smooth out wrinkles and address fine lines around the face. While these injections are temporary, just one session can boost your overall appearance and confidence.
When people see lines forming after BOTOX wears off, they assume treatment made their wrinkles worse. Actually, your face simply returns back to its natural state. No new wrinkles or lines are ever caused by these injections.
So, what does BOTOX do, and how long does BOTOX last? Board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek explains the benefits and details of this invaluable procedure below. Learn about the process by scheduling a private BOTOX consultation at Aesthetic Body Solutions in Beverly Hills, CA today.
What does BOTOX do?
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by facial movements, such as smiling and frowning. Each time your muscles contract, they leave behind small lines that only get deeper with age. Common locations for dynamic wrinkles are around your eyes and between your eyebrows. They also appear on your forehead. While over-the-counter drugstore products can help, they do not always address the root of the problem.
So, what does BOTOX do? BOTOX is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin. It works by decreasing or stopping muscle movement by blocking impulses from the nerves to the facial muscles. In just a short amount of time, the overlying skin should appear smoother or even wrinkle-free. The good news is that the surrounding tissue and muscles should still contract as normal. This means patients can make facial expressions without appearing frozen or unnatural.
Candidates for BOTOX injections
BOTOX is ideal for individuals who want to smooth out wrinkles without resorting to plastic surgery. It is also used as an anti-aging treatment in younger adults. During your initial consultation with Dr. Prokupek, we can determine whether wrinkle relaxers, dermal fillers, or a combination approach will address your cosmetic concerns. Patients who are over 50 and have severe wrinkles may require an alternative approach, such as a facelift or brow lift surgery.
How long does BOTOX last?
BOTOX injections are an easy outpatient procedure that can be performed on the same day as your consultation. We begin by asking you to make several facial expressions to map out where your injections will be placed. BOTOX is administered through a fine needle, followed by a cool compress to lessen any swelling or discomfort. Treatments only take 10 – 15 minutes, and you may return to your activities as normal afterward.
How long does BOTOX last? Even though the timeline varies between patients, BOTOX is usually effective for 3 – 6 months. This depends on the dose given, as well as the severity of your wrinkles. New users will need follow-up sessions with Dr. Prokupek in Beverly Hills, CA to ensure their face stays wrinkle-free. Our friendly team members can make recommendations and let you know when to schedule these appointments.
Smooth out wrinkles
It is important that the professional administering BOTOX is an experienced medical professional. Dr. Dale Prokupek is proud to have achieved wonderful results for patients who enters our clinic. To discover the benefits and advantages of BOTOX injections for yourself, contact our staff in Beverly Hills, CA for an appointment. We will proudly walk you through the process.