Will Neurotoxin Injections Last Long?

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Neurotoxin injections like BOTOX® reduce unwanted frown lines and creases around the eyes and mouth. But how long does the effect last? And who is a candidate for this unique anti-aging treatment?

BOTOX may last 3 – 4 months based on several factors like age and the amount of product used. Our professionals at Forever Slender MedSpa create custom injection plans, so your outcomes appear virtually wrinkle-free for as long as possible. Call our Wayland, MA medspa to book your appointment and learn about this amazing BOTOX treatment. We believe neurotoxins are best administered by certified providers who know how to achieve the best results possible.

What is a neurotoxin?

A neurotoxin is a purified protein produced by certain bacteria. It works by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for muscle contraction. When the muscle can’t contract, the overlying skin relaxes and appears smoother.

BOTOX is the most popular neurotoxin used for cosmetic purposes, closely followed by Dysport. Both are widely researched and considered safe when administered by a trained specialist.

Who can get neurotoxin injections?

Adults of all ages may be candidates for neurotoxin injections like BOTOX, but they must undergo an evaluation first. Forever Slender MedSpa may ask about your goals and medical history, then examine the wrinkles you want to treat. We then plan out a personalized treatment to target these areas.

We use a very fine needle to administer the neurotoxin into strategic muscle groups in the face. The process takes just minutes, and you can return to regular activities almost immediately afterward. There is no downtime with neurotoxin injections at our medspa, but you may have some mild redness at the injection site that quickly goes away.

What are the results?

Our patients in Wayland, MA notice a subtle yet significant difference in their appearances within 5 – 7 days of BOTOX treatment. Wrinkles in the forehead, in between the brows, and around the eyes are often the first to soften. These lines are commonly called frown lines, Crow’s feet, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. The results from neurotoxin injections are not permanent, but they can be long-lasting with regular appointments at Forever Slender MedSpa.

How long does BOTOX last?

The average adult will need retreatment every 3 – 4 months to maintain their desired appearance with BOTOX. Some find they need it sooner, while others may wait a bit longer in between sessions. The key is to come in for touch-ups before the lines and wrinkles start to reappear. This varies among patients, so it’s important to talk to our experts at Forever Slender MedSpa about your individual timeline.

Some factors that influence how long BOTOX treatment lasts include:

  • Your age and skin elasticity
  • The location of the injection(s)
  • The amount of BOTOX used (this is measured in "units")
  • Wrinkle depth

How to make outcomes last longer

You may prolong BOTOX results with simple at-home strategies. First, avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas after your neurotoxin injections. This gives the product time to settle into place and take effect. Second, stay hydrated and consume a vitamin-rich diet to keep your skin healthy and elastic. And finally, protect your skin by wearing sunscreen every day – this can help prevent new wrinkles from forming.

Get long-lasting BOTOX results

Neurotoxin injections are a popular and effective treatment to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines. If you’re interested in neurotoxins and how they can help achieve your beauty goals, contact Forever Slender MedSpa for a consultation in Wayland, MA. We can ensure you’re an ideal candidate for BOTOX and plan out your medspa treatment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.