In general, Botox lasts anywhere from 3 to 6 months. The longevity of Botox injections depends on the areas being treated, the number of units given, and individual metabolism.
Why does this neuromodulator, which stops muscle contractions, eventually wear off? The body is continually producing new neurotransmitters that spring into action once the nerve-blocking action of Botox fades.
Why does Botox longevity vary from person to person?
Like all cosmetic injectables, Botox has a finite lifespan. There are certain factors that can impact the effects of this wrinkle-smoothing treatment. People who do intense cardio workouts more than 5 times a week may metabolize Botox faster than those with less intensely active lifestyles.
Areas that have lots of expressive movement, like around the eyes, may not last as long as the frown lines between the brows or creases along the forehead.
Botox will wear off faster when the body is under constant stress. This is due to an increased production of cortisol, a hormone that stimulates collagen degradation.
Everyone’s physiology is different. If you find that Botox results are not lasting as long as had hoped, you may benefit from switching to Dysport, another injectable that erases fine lines and wrinkles.
How often do I need to have Botox injections?
It is best to have Botox injections before the effects of the last treatment have completely worn off. In this way, the neuromodulator is still keeping the muscles somewhat relaxed, and the skin smooth and wrinkle-free. For some people, this means scheduling repeat appointments every 3 to 4 months.
Regular Botox users may notice that results are lasting longer after each treatment. That’s because the muscles are weakened to a small extent, and the muscle memory of previous expressions has faded.
Does Dysport last longer?
While Dysport, which also originates from Clostridium botulinum, has the same effect as Botox, it takes less time – about 3 days — to see initial results. On average, a Botox treatment can last 3-6 months, while Dysport injections will last up to four months.
Is there a longer-lasting alternative to Botox and Dysport?
Yes, the FDA recently approved Daxxify. According to research, the effects of this neuromodulator can last from 6-9 months. Daxxify is coated in peptides that help it bind quickly to nerve receptors, helping to extend longevity. Additionally, patients who had the injectable treatment noticed improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within two days, compared to Dysport’s 3 days and Botox’s 14 days.
How can I make Botox results last longer?
One of the best ways to extend the longevity of your Botox results is by getting your injections from board-certified dermatologists. During your Dallas dermatology appointment, injection placement and dosage are chosen with precision for maximum benefit.
Adopting a healthy diet and good skincare routine can also go a long way to maintaining your results. Stay youthful-looking for many years with personalized care from Dallas Dermatology Partners. Contact us today to learn more about getting Botox in Dallas and to arrange a private consultation.