Botox may be the best-known cosmetic treatment in the world. It quickly erases fine lines and smooths wrinkles to invigorate your appearance. And at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, we use precise application to ensure you still look like you – but slightly more refined.
How Long Does Botox Last in the Forehead?
You can confidently expect this injectable to last between four to six months. While everyone responds to treatment a little differently, and many factors can influence its longevity, results are fairly predictable. Millions of Americans opt to erase their wrinkles with this treatment every year, meaning we have plenty of data to confirm its effects.
Factors That Impact Results
One of the first facets that come into play is your personal metabolism. Injectables are designed to be processed by the body, which is why they don’t deliver permanent results. This isn’t a flaw, but a part of their inherent nature. If your metabolism runs at a slightly slower speed than average, you’ll enjoy your results a little longer.
The size and depth of your wrinkles are equally important, which explains why many patients use treatment as a preventative measure. The sooner you start your regimen, the easier it is to treat fine lines – and the longer your results will last. But anyone at almost anytime can begin treatment, so don’t feel discouraged if you see more than a single thin line in your forehead. Therapy can still work to great effect and deliver the smooth, youthful canvas you want.
Activity Levels and Area of Your Face Being Treated
Hitting the gym benefits your mental and physical health, so don’t stop your current exercise routine. What you may want to do, however, is cut your routine slightly short or go to the gym a little less often after treatment. Intense cardio more than five times a week can cause the injectable to wear off more quickly.
Here’s a piece of good news: results between the eyebrows and in the forehead typically last the longest of all areas treated. Botox works directly where injected, and its smooth consistency is ideal for precision placement in the top one-third of the face. For your forehead, this means relaxed muscles that stop wrinkles from growing deeper.
The Benefits of Continuous Usage
You might be thinking you’ll suddenly wake one morning and see your results have completely disappeared, but this is incorrect. Instead, as the effects of treatment wear off, you’ll notice movement gradually restored to your forehead. This indicates it’s time for a touch-up, and you can simply return to our office for quick maintenance.
Speaking of maintenance, sticking to a regular schedule will help extend the length of your results. Over time, you’ll achieve the same results but with fewer treatments. And keep in mind that throughout the duration of treatment, wrinkles cannot grow deeper. This really is one of the most effective anti-aging therapies available.
A Few Basic Points
As we alluded to earlier, treatment can be started at any age. The right time is determined by you, depending on your preferences, goals, and current appearance.
Keep in mind that every time your raise your eyebrows or scowl, wrinkles in the forehead can deepen and grow more numerous. This process happens gradually, so you may not notice the change in your appearance for some time. You can therefore opt for the preventative treatment we described earlier or treat wrinkles as they form. The choice is entirely yours to make.
You’ll Never Look Frozen
Our experts know facial anatomy. They’ll examine your wrinkles and make targeted injections to correct areas of concern. This means you’ll never leave our office looking frozen. Your face will also keep its original personality; you’ll still look exactly the same when you laugh, talk, or express concern. Only specific muscles will be restricted, resulting in a smoother face that is still completely mobile.
Men and Women Enjoy Its Benefits
Cosmetic therapies were once considered appropriate only for women, but those old judgments have long disappeared. Today, men and women alike freely get treatment. It helps boost their confidence and helps them look and feel younger. What’s not to love about a treatment with so much versatility?
You Can Ask Us Anything
Before, during, or after treatment, you can ask us any questions you have. We’re here to provide you with a great experience. If you want to know how many units you’re getting, we’re happy to provide that information. No magic formula exists because everyone’s face is a little different, so your treatment may not match that of your friend or sister.
Likewise, we can show you exactly where we’ll make the injections, relate how long your appointment will take, and describe what you can expect immediately after. This injectable starts working quickly, and some patients see results immediately. Full effects, however, can take three to five days to develop. By the end of this period, you’ll look rested, relaxed, and younger.
The Path to Smoother Skin
Softer and smoother skin is just an injectable (or two) away. See what treatment can do for you. Call New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, today to schedule your consultation.