The effects of Botox treatment are usually temporary, lasting between three and four months on average, depending on the procedure. As a result, Botox procedures are periodically repeated to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from appearing.
Although the long-term use of Botox can be associated with side effects, choosing a highly trained dermatologist can help you keep your skin looking its best. At Dallas Dermatology Partners, our team brings over 65 years of combined experience in dermatology so you can achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of.
Here’s everything you need to know about the long-term effects of Botox to prepare for your first Botox appointment with Dallas Dermatology.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an injectable treatment that improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox helps eliminate facial lines by blocking the nerve impulses that cause the facial muscles to activate. In other words, Botox treatment reduces muscle activity in the targeted area while preserving normal facial expressions for a natural-looking result.
Available since 1989, Botox treatment is a non-invasive injectable that requires minimal downtime. Injectables have been safely used to achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. In some cases, Botox may also be used to treat conditions like muscle spasms, lazy eyes, and migraine.
Does Botox Cause Side Effects?
After your Botox treatment, it’s normal to experience minimal side effects during recovery. You might notice mild discomfort and bruising around the injection site, but these effects typically subside within a few days.
Long-term side effects of prolonged Botox use may be associated with muscle weakness or your skin retaining a smooth appearance after Botox applications have stopped, which can be seen as a positive as it maintains a more youthful look.
With that said, it’s possible to lower your risk of negative side effects and maximize positive side effects by choosing an experienced dermatologist.
To find the right dermatologist, it’s essential to review their credentials, training, and experience. Dallas Dermatology Partners takes a conservative approach to cosmetic procedures to provide subtle, natural results that align with your aesthetic goals. When properly administered, Botox will leave you looking well-rested without looking frozen or heavy.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Botox is a temporary procedure, with effects lasting between 3-4 months after the injection. As the toxins wear off and your facial muscles regain movement, wrinkles and fine lines can return, and conditions like muscle spasms can resume. Botox injections can be stopped at anytime – although you probably won’t want to – as results will go away if not maintained.
Maintenance is required to preserve natural-looking Botox results. You may consider scheduling repeat Botox appointments, once results begin to fade. Your dermatologist can let you know how often to schedule Botox procedures based on your medical history and any medical conditions that you have.
Our team at Dallas Dermatology Partners creates custom treatment plans for each patient, with the dose, technique, and treatment frequency tailored to your specific needs.
Enjoy Beautiful, Natural Results
At Dallas Dermatology Partners, our expert team of board-certified dermatologists utilizes superior treatments and procedures to provide the highest level of care. We’re dedicated to patient comfort— your experience is always our top priority.
Whether you’re considering your first Botox injection or are interested in another Botox appointment, we’re here to help. Contact us today to schedule a Botox appointment and explore your treatment options.