Cosmetic injectables offer those who have begun to develop moderate to severe lines and wrinkles the ability to erase those wrinkles and look and feel more youthful, fresh-faced, and well-rested. At Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, we offer Botox injections as a way to combat the signs of aging and improve the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles on the face.
How Long Does Botox Last After an Injection?
The total amount of time that your Botox results will last after an injection depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients within the injectable. Typically, patients enjoy results for four months yet others require follow-up treatments around three months, and still others enjoy longer-lasting results for up to six months.
Fast metabolizers are those whose bodies metabolize this injectable very quickly. Some factors can affect how quickly you metabolize the ingredients, such as your exercise routine. Those who engage in strenuous and intense daily exercise typically metabolize Botox much faster than those who do not.
If you are a fast metabolizer, you will just need to schedule your follow-up treatments accordingly so that you can maintain results without risking the complete return of your lines and wrinkles.
Slow metabolizers are those whose bodies take longer than the average person to metabolize the ingredients within this injectable. As a result, they experience longer-lasting results for up to six months or even sometimes longer. Such individuals will need fewer follow-up treatments to maintain consistent results and only need to schedule once they begin to see a slow return of their lines and wrinkles.
These are the people that create the standard and enjoy results for approximately four months before their lines and wrinkles start to gradually reappear. Four months is the average amount of time that results from this injectable lasts.
If you are an average metabolizer, your body will gradually metabolize ingredients within this injectable by four months post-treatment. At this time all you need to do to maintain your results is to schedule a follow-up treatment.
How Can I Tell What Type of Metabolizer I Am?
After your initial injection, you will need to watch your results closely to see what type of metabolizer you are. Unless you begin an intense exercise routine or end one, you most likely will not change from a slow metabolizer to a fast metabolizer.
Once you get an idea of how your body reacts to this injectable, you can schedule treatments ahead of time so that all you have to do to maintain your results is show up to your regularly scheduled appointments.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator in an injectable form. During treatment, injectors administer this injection with an ultra-fine needle. The fact that this needle is so thin is what creates the most comfortable experience possible. It is one of the most trusted cosmetic injectables on today’s beauty market and has helped millions of people temporarily erase the signs of aging from their face to feel more youthful and gain confidence in their appearance.
How Does It Work?
This injectable works by targeting active muscles. Active muscular movements are responsible for the dynamic wrinkles that develop due to the aging process and elasticity loss in the skin. When the skin is unable to bounce back like it used to, lines and wrinkles become permanent fixtures on the face. Botox works by allowing the skin to rest as it temporarily relaxes those active muscles.
What Areas Can It Treat?
Botox is FDA-approved to treat different areas of the face that most commonly develop lines and wrinkles. It can smooth the lines that form on the forehead, it will erase crow’s feet that form at the outer edges of the eyes, and it will smooth frown lines that form in the shape of the number 11 in between the eyebrows. It can also be used to treat lines that develop on the neck.
How Soon Do Results Appear?
You will begin to notice a change in your wrinkles within two to three days of your initial injection. Your results will continue to improve in the weeks following your treatment as the muscles rest and the skin isn’t continually forced into expressions. Wrinkles and lines will begin to smooth out over time as the injectable does its work.
Am I a Candidate?
If you have frown lines, crow’s feet, moderate to severe forehead lines, or lines on your neck that are keeping you from feeling your best, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced injector.
During this consultation, an injector will be able to analyze your problem areas, review your health history, and help determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment.
Schedule a Consultation Today
There’s no reason to live with lines and wrinkles, especially when such effective cosmetic injectables like Botox are so readily available. Take the time to invest in yourself and your confidence. Contact us today at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA and schedule your initial consultation so that we can help determine if this cosmetic injectable is right for you.