Botox Beauty With A Time Limit
Although Botox is one of the most effective procedures available for wrinkles, there is a time limit on how long the results will last. This time limit varies slightly from patient to patient based on the amount of Botox used, the duration of the treatment, the individual patient, and the skill of the physician. The average duration for Botox injections is 3 to 6 Months. After this time it may be necessary to receive more Botox treatments. In light of the time restrictions, people still prefer Botox because of its proven ability to quickly reduce crows feet and wrinkles without the pain or recovery time of surgery.
Why 3 to 6 Months?
Botox does not last any longer than 3 to 6 months because of the nature of the chemical.
Botox relaxes muscles causing them to loosen and become stuck in a position where the wrinkles are less pronounced. This is accomplished by blocking the receptors which allow muscles to contract.
Due to the natural healing process of the body, these receptors will repair themselves sometime around 3 to 6 months after the original treatment. The amount of time it takes for the body to repair depends on the health of the individual.
Over time the muscle receptors will become more accustom to the Botox allowing the effects to remain visible for a longer period.
Many Botox treatments require more than one session to effectively reduce the amount of wrinkles. With each additional session you will notice the duration of the effects increase.
Effect of Skill
The skill/experience of the doctor performing the treatments has also been shown to have a major effect on the amount of time Botox last.
During a Botox treatment the precision of the injections will determine their effectiveness. If an injection does not hit the mark exactly, then it is likely to wear off within a shorter period of time. By going to a professional clinic you improve your odds of beating the 3 to 6 month mark.