Now that seemingly everyone is carrying a high definition video camera in their pocket or purse, our faces are getting more exposure than ever before. And while there are filters that can make our online image look better, this doesn’t transfer to real life. However, advances in cosmetic dermatology has made smoother, younger looking skin an affordable reality. One of the most famous non-surgical cosmetic procedures is Botox. That said, unlike many surgical procedures, Botox isn’t permanent. So how long does it take for Botox to wear off?
How Long Does Botox Last?
Although every person is different, most patients get at least three to six months of noticeable effects after a treatment. Scheduling regular Botox sessions can actually increase the amount of time that a treatment lasts and reduce the amount of Botox that needs to be injected. Your practitioner will be able to help you work out a personalized schedule that will work best for your situation.
How Long For Botox To Take Effect?
You’ll typically be able to see the results of your Botox injections a few days after your treatment. That said, the full effects will generally take a week or two to become fully noticeable. For this reason, you should wait at least a couple of weeks before seeking out additional treatments.
How Safe Is Botox?
Botox injections for cosmetic purposes that are administered by a medical doctor are generally safe. Even though it’s a toxin, the relatively small amounts that are injected reduces the risks. That said, there is always the possibility of side effects. Some of the minor side effects can include bruising, headaches, flu-like symptoms and an uneven facial appearance. Though rare, if you experience problems with breathing, speaking, swallowing or seeing you should seek immediate medical assistance.
How Can Botox Help?
When used for cosmetic purposes, Botox can smooth out crow’s feet around the eyes, lines between the eyes and on the forehead as well as wrinkles at the edges of the mouth. Botox works best on wrinkles caused by repeated muscle use such as those that occur when smiling or frowning. Botox does not work as well on wrinkles caused by sun damage or aging.