Of all the non cosmetic surgery facial rejuvenation treatments, Botox continues to be the most sought after procedure. The injectable procedure can be completed in a single session of less than half an hour, and can be performed in a office setting. While the results with Botox are temporary, its benefits outweigh its limitations for many patients.
To extend the benefits of Botox, most patients will be able to repeat the injectable treatment in future under the supervision of a qualified Botox provider.
This enables them to enjoy results beyond a few months. Tremendous, hardworking, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides Botox injections to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other cities and towns in this area of the country.
Sustainability of Botox
The results of Botox injectable procedure for a first-time patient will typically last for about three months on average. The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin type A, which is a powerful biological agent that will relax the wrinkle forming muscle and smooth outer facial skin. As the neurotoxin’s impact weakens over time, the muscle regains its strength within a few months and wrinkles resurface.
However, the results with Botox can become more sustainable for patients who decide to receive repeat Botox cosmetic procedure over an extended time period under the guidance of a cosmetic surgery expert or another qualified Botox provider. Dynamic facial muscles get trained to remain more relaxed with continued Botox use, allowing for less conspicuous aging lines and producing longer lasting results.
If the patient undergoes periodic Botox treatments under the direction of a specialist, they will likely have a longer gap between two treatments over time. Therefore, the total number of Botox treatments over an extended time period will reduce.
Stellar and astute plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other cities and communities for Botox.
Variations in Longevity
The longevity of Botox results can vary from one patient to another. People with stronger facial muscles will typically have more prominent frown lines. In such patients, the activity of the wrinkle forming muscle will be restored more quickly once the botulinum toxin begins to lose its effect. The higher resilience of the underlying dynamic muscle can make this happen.
On the other side, if the facial muscles causing the wrinkles are weak, the results of Botox will sustain for a longer time period. For this reason, the longevity of Botox results is relatively shorter for men because they often have stronger facial muscles.
Patients who undergo repeat Botox treatments should keep a track of when the facial muscle movement returns to its regular motion. They should also visit the treatment provider’s office periodically for a review. It is vital to maintain a certain minimum gap between two Botox treatment sessions as advised by the treatment provider. The amount of Botox medication used in a treatment session will also influence the sustainability of results.
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