Botox is a popular treatment for reducing wrinkles and restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance. However, it is not a permanent solution and the effects of Botox usually last between three and six months. To help you maintain your youthful look for longer, our renowned plastic surgeon in Raleigh, Dr. Ortiz, is sharing tips on how to make your Botox injections last longer. First, let's understand how Botox works.
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks communication between nerves and muscles, explains dermatologist Mara Weinstein, MD. In other words, Botox paralyzes the injected muscle, usually for a period of three to six months. To make your Botox injections last longer, it is important to reduce stress levels. Constantly high stress levels can cause the body to break down Botox more quickly while accelerating the aging process.
Additionally, smoking, vaping and anything with nicotine causes collagen to break down, damage skin cells and reduces the effectiveness of Botox injections. It is also important to invest in your success by creating a solid foundation with botulinum toxins and dermal fillers through the IAPAM Cosmetic Injector Certification. Regular treatments with neurotoxin have been shown to improve mood and combat depression. Finally, it is important to re-inject yourself while there is still Botox left in your muscles so that your muscles remain accustomed to relaxation mode. This will help you maintain your most youthful appearance as long as possible. So, if you have received Botox injections or are considering getting them to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and regain a smoother, more youthful appearance, remember that they are not a permanent solution. However, with the right tips and tricks you can make your Botox injections last longer.