Expression lines form on the upper half of the face as the skin loses elasticity, and there’s no specific age at which this occurs. For some, it happens in the 20s; for others, it’s the 30s, and for others, it’s not until well into their 40s. Regardless of when those expression lines show up, we need a solution when they do. At DrYoungForever in Shavano Park, TX, we offer Botox, the most popular cosmetic injectable that can smooth those expression lines long term.
How Long Do Botox Results Last?
One of the reasons that patients love this anti-aging, wrinkle-relaxing injectable so much is that the results are long-lasting, and with regular maintenance treatments, you can maintain your results as long as you’d like. For most patients, results last three to four months, and for some, results last six months.
The body determines how quickly the ingredients in this injectable remain effective. Once it metabolizes those ingredients, your results will begin to fade, and you’ll regain regular muscular movement. You’ll begin to see your expression lines reappear, and at that point, you’ll know it’s time for your follow-up treatment.
Can I Extend My Results?
Studies are relatively inconclusive regarding whether or not there’s anything you can do to extend your results. However, it doesn’t hurt to try. By taking some specific steps and avoiding certain activities, you may be able to stretch the time between your appointments, enhance your results and enjoy wrinkle-free skin indefinitely.
Consider Your Workout Routine
You can indirectly prolong your results by considering and altering your workout routine. Studies have shown that extreme exercise does cause the body to metabolize Botox faster than moderate exercise.
If you don’t plan on changing your workout routine, you’ll just need to know that regular, strenuous activity may cause you to experience results for less time than were you to take your workouts down a notch.
Add Zinc to Your Vitamin Routine
Studies have also found a positive correlation between zinc supplementation and Botox results. Those who take zinc every day appear to enjoy results longer than those who have zinc deficiencies. Adding zinc to your morning vitamin routine will strengthen your immune system and may make your treatment results last even longer.
Follow the Treatment Aftercare Instructions
After your treatment, your injection will provide you with some specific aftercare instructions. One of the best ways to ensure that you achieve the best results and maintain them for the longest time is by following these instructions carefully. Avoiding heat, avoiding strenuous workouts, avoiding touching the treatment sites, and avoiding reclining or laying down four hours after your treatment will all help ensure the best possible results.
Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is the number one cause of premature aging. UV rays don’t do your skin any favors, and even if you think you look better with a tan, it’s best to stick to sunless tanners or cosmetics to get that artificial glow. Sun exposure causes the collagen in your skin to break down, resulting in different signs of aging like lines and wrinkles.
If you want to enhance your injectable results, you need to avoid the sun and always wear quality sunscreen, even if there are clouds in the forecast. Your skin will thank you for it, and you’ll be able to maintain a youthful glow and possibly even extend your treatment times.
Invest in Quality Skincare Products
This injectable provides patients with an effective and virtually painless way to combat lines and wrinkles that form on the upper half of the face, but it won’t do anything for the quality of your skin. It can’t address sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or other skin imperfections. Botox results always look better on healthy, youthful-looking skin, and the best way to maintain the most beautiful skin is to invest in quality skincare products.
Our Skincare Lines
At DrYoungForever, we offer some of the most esteemed skincare lines available. We offer Skinceuticals, Zo Skin Health, Vi Aesthetics, Neocutis, and Revision Skincare. These professional-grade skincare lines include products that will give your skin everything it needs to improve your complexion and support skin health.
Whether you suffer from hyperpigmentation, acne, aging skin, or sensitive skin, our experts will design a treatment plan that helps you maintain the most beautiful, glowing skin between your injectable appointments. If you want your Botox results to look as good as possible, you need to invest in quality skincare and develop a morning and evening skincare routine to treat skin imperfections and combat the signs of aging.
Schedule Collagen Building Skincare Treatments
Another way to help your skin look as beautiful as possible and extend your treatment times is by scheduling collagen-building skincare treatments. At DrYoungForever, we offer different skin care treatments to help your body build collagen in the deeper layers to smooth lines and wrinkles and target skin imperfections.
From facials and chemical peels to microneedling with PRP and radiofrequency energy treatments, we have several different options that will combat the signs of aging, help prevent lines and wrinkles, and enhance your injectable results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Will Happen if I Need To Stop Treatment?
At some point, you may need to stop treatments temporarily. If that’s the case, you won’t have to worry about any adverse reactions. Your face will simply return to its pre-injection state. Lines and wrinkles may return, but they may be softer than before you began treatment.
If you plan to become pregnant or find out you are pregnant, stopping treatment will not negatively impact your appearance. As soon as your doctor clears you to resume treatments, you can pick up right where you left off.
Can I Combine This injectable With Dermal Fillers?
Botox and fillers pair well together. Since Botox targets an entirely different type of wrinkles than fillers, they can be used together to combat aging on multiple fronts. Neuromodulators target wrinkles that form as a result of muscular movements, and Dermal fillers target wrinkles that form from volume loss. Together, they can help you regain your youthful skin and increase your confidence.
Is This Injectable Safe?
Botox is the original cosmetic injectable and has been around for over two decades. Numerous studies show that this injectable is a safe and effective way to combat expression lines on the upper half of the face. It’s important to note that this treatment process is only safe when administered by an expert injector who understands how and where to safely inject the injectable ingredients.
You can trust that when you schedule treatment DrYoungForever, our injectors will be sure to evaluate your medical history and treatment goals before beginning the process to ensure that this is a safe choice for you.
When Will I See Results After My Injection?
You won’t see immediate changes in your expression lines after your appointment. Unlike dermal fillers, which deliver immediate results, this treatment process will not. You’ll notice improvements in your appearance within the first several days following your treatment.
You’ll notice significant improvements one-week post-treatment, and the best results will be evident 30 days post-treatment. It takes time for the ingredients to effectively relax the muscles responsible for your expression lines, but when they do, you’ll see some incredible changes in your appearance. Expression lines will soften and may even completely disappear.
Will My Expressions Look Natural?
The goal of this treatment process is not to make you look frozen. Instead, the goal is to relax those muscles that have caused the development of expression lines that make you feel less confident about your appearance. In relaxing these muscles, your expressions will not be exaggerated as they used to be. You’ll still be able to express, but those expressions won’t perpetuate lines and wrinkles like they used to.
Our injectors will administer just the right number of units into your specific problem areas to help smooth your lines and wrinkles without compromising the integrity of your appearance or your ability to make expressions.
Combat Aging the Botox Way
Don’t let your expression lines make you feel less confident about your appearance. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond and are tired of looking at those crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines, we can develop a treatment plan that helps you regain your youthful-looking skin. Contact us today at DrYoungForever in Shavano Park, TX, to learn more about this treatment process and schedule your initial consultation.