It’s happened. You’ve decided it’s time to try Botox. Whether you’re tired of those facial lines and wrinkles, have chronic migraines that medications have failed to address, or you just can’t take another day of sweating through your Armani suits, Botox can help. We know you’ve done your research about Botox safety, efficacy, and costs; but how long does Botox last once it’s been administered? This is an important question when considering an investment in any treatment. You need to know how far your investment will take you and how soon you’ll need to come back to maintain your results.
The truth is that Botox results and longevity vary from person to person. Furthermore, your results and how long they last are dependent upon the reason for treatment and where your Botox injections are administered.
A Botox treatment is designed to be unique. Dosage amounts depend on your needs; this includes the treatment area and the reason for having Botox administered. Your metabolism also comes into play. Finally, no prescription medication of any kind is a one-size-fits-all approach. The good news is that the more often you get Botox, the less you’ll likely need during repeat treatments to maintain your results.
Now that we’ve explained what goes into Botox longevity, let’s dig into the average Botox lifespans patients like you can expect to see based on clinical research and over 30 years on the market.
When you hear Botox, you likely think of Botox Cosmetic. While Botox has been around since the 1980s, it didn’t become a household name until it was released as a facial anti-aging treatment. Are you interested in Botox for treating those pesky lines and wrinkles? You can expect your results to last between 3-4 months, depending on your treatment area and metabolism.
If prescription migraine relief leaves you anything but relieved, Botox can help as it’s FDA-approved for migraines. Once the medication kicks in, results should last 3-4 months.
Hyperhidrosis is the official name for excessive sweating. A patient with hyperhidrosis can sweat through a shirt without exerting themselves. It’s an embarrassing condition, especially in the workplace. If this is you, and you’ve tried prescription antiperspirants without success, it might be time for Botox. Botox is a minimally invasive treatment option for hyperhidrosis. A single treatment should last 4-6 months.
If your Botox treatment does not last as long as expected, you may simply need a larger dose at your next treatment. Keep in mind that everyone metabolizes drugs differently. Speak to one of our medical aesthetic specialist about your concerns. It may be that you need a higher dosage of Botox, or you may be better off with a popular FDA-approved Botox alternative known as Dysport. The trick is to keep your follow-up appointments, schedule your touch-up treatments in advance, and stay in contact with our providers if you have any questions or concerns.
Our world-class aesthetics center in Beverly Hills provides patients with high-quality care we call The Lasky Difference. Our medical aesthetic specialists are experts in their field and treat each patient like the true individuals they are. We will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that fits your needs. Contact us for a consultation today.