Some people notice their very first wrinkle, while others don’t notice the signs of aging until they’ve begun to define their face. Regardless of when you notice the aging process, you need a solution, and we have exactly that. At Kagan Institue Vision and Aesthetics in Los Angeles, CA, we offer Botox, the most trusted neuromodulator available. It can transform your face by erasing your wrinkles so that you can look more than just good: you can look amazing.
How Long Do Botox Injections Last?
Of all of the neuromodulators on the beauty market, Botox is the most trusted not only because it has been around so long, but because it works. It delivers long-lasting results that last anywhere from three to six months based on how your body responds to the treatment and how quickly it metabolizes its ingredients.
Can I Extend My Results?
While you can’t change the rate at which the body responds to these ingredients, you can extend your results by taking care of your skin. Whether or not your smoke, the total amount of alcohol you drink, and the whether you wear sunscreen all play a part in how good your results look and how long the anti-aging effects last.
Those who care for their skin by caring for their body may experience longer results that last closer to six months with optimal treatment. Those who smoke and live an unhealthy lifestyle may require follow-up injections sooner than those who don’t.
Ways To Extend Your Results
There are some steps that you can take to extend your results that are simple and effective. Some of these steps are simple and practical, and others will require both discipline and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Once you see the positive changes that this treatment can create in your appearance, you will love your results so much that you will do whatever it takes to maintain and extend your results for as long as possible.
Choose Your Injector Wisely
The number one way to experience the best and longest-lasting results is to choose your injector wisely. Anyone in a white coat can administer cosmetic injectables, but not everyone possesses the same level of experience and skill. When you choose Kagan Institue Vision and Aesthetics for your anti-aging needs, you can trust that your face will be treated with care by skilled and experienced injectors who have a deep understanding of facial anatomy.
Exercise Your Muscles
This may sound contrary to the whole point of Botox, but exercising your muscles post-treatment is actually an effective way to ensure that the ingredients are distributed evenly within your treatment area. Exercising the muscles in the treatment areas can help your results develop within 72 hours of treatment and can help you experience your final results within 10 days as opposed to 14 days.
Don’t Touch Your Face
Manually massaging your treatment areas and contracting the muscles are two very different things. To ensure the best results, don’t push on or touch your treatment areas. If you touch your face, you can decrease the chances of getting the best results from your treatment.
In addition to not touching or massaging your face, you should refrain from wearing makeup for at least 48 hours post-treatment since you could put too much pressure on your treatment area during the makeup application process.
Avoid the Sun
Too much sun exposure can damage your skin, and it does even more harm to your skin immediately after your injections. For this reason, avoid excess sun exposure for the first two weeks following your treatment, and practice safe sun habits. Wear high-quality sunscreen with an SPF of at least 55 daily, and wear a hat or sunglasses when you are exposed to the sun for any period of time.
Smoking wreaks havoc on the skin and also increases your chances of developing life-threatening diseases. Smoking also weakens your skin, which if your skin isn’t resilient and hydrated, the results from cosmetic injectables won’t look nearly as good as they could, nor will they last as long.
To get the best results and to have the healthiest skin, you should quit smoking as soon as possible. If at all possible, quit nicotine completely since nicotine slows your body’s collagen production, and collagen is the key not only to youth but beautiful skin.
Drink in Moderation
Everyone loves a good happy hour, but too many happy hours each week can damage your skin. Alcohol consumption leads to dehydration, removes necessary minerals and micronutrients from your system, and dries out your skin from the inside out. It also constricts blood vessels which leads to a lack of oxygen in the skin.
All of these factors can increase your chances of developing wrinkles and having unhealthy skin. You can avoid this by only drinking in moderation and when you do drink be sure to have water nearby so that you can replenish any lost water in your system.
Zinc may sound familiar to you because it’s a highly regarded supplement for its ability to help ward off illnesses and boost immunity. Not only can it strengthen your immune system, but it can help your Botox injections last longer. Studies have found promising results concerning the positive correlation found between taking a zinc supplement and getting long-lasting Botox results. Doing so may help extend your overall results by 30 percent.
Schedule Your Maintenance Treatments
Neuromodulators provide long-lasting results, but they don’t last forever. The easiest way to maintain your results is to pay attention to your results and as soon as you see a wrinkle reappear or regain movement of your muscles in the treatment area, schedule a follow-up treatment.
This will help you maintain the most consistent results and avoid any interruption in your appearance. We can help you by pre-scheduling your follow-up treatments so that all you have to do is show up for your appointments and we’ll take care of the rest.
Don’t Wait To Begin Treatment
The sooner you begin an anti-aging routine with cosmetic injectables like this one, the better your results will be. If you wait too long to begin treatment, you’ll run the risk of your muscles becoming stronger, which leads to deeper wrinkles over time as you age.
Lighter wrinkles require smaller dosages and fewer treatments to achieve the best result. If you notice your wrinkles now, don’t wait any longer to schedule your treatment. Once you do, you’ll love your results and will wonder why you didn’t schedule this treatment sooner.
The Different Treatment Areas
This injectable is versatile because it treats many of the different signs of aging that appear on the face, and it can also help resolve certain medical conditions. Those who experience face and neck spasms can find temporary yet long-lasting relief from their symptoms with this effective neurotoxin. It can help restore your confidence by softening and even erasing wrinkles on the forehead, around the mouth, and at the outer corners of the eyes.
Those who choose this injectable to treat their crow’s feet can enjoy results that last anywhere from three to six weeks based on their body and their lifestyle. The reason that results often last longer around the eyes is that the muscles in this area don’t contract as often as other muscles like the forehead.
Squinting is one of the main movements that leads to the development of crow’s feet. Aside from squinting in the sun or when you’re trying to see or read something off in the distance, this isn’t the most common movement. One treatment in this area typically provides patients with the results they’re hoping for.
If you have frown lines that are making you feel self-conscious, this injectable can erase them and provide you long-lasting, wrinkle-free results for three to four months at a time. Forehead muscles are stronger and more prominent than the eye muscles that create the squinting movement, and the frowning movement is one that you make more often than you might even think. These lines are often deeper and require more attention for optimal results.
This injectable is also an effective way to treat forehead lines and lift the brow without the need for surgery. Since forehand muscles and eyebrow-raising are very common expressions, this area may require more units for the most desirable and longest-lasting results. This treatment will smooth your forehead and make you look years younger.
Some people choose to forgo dermal fillers to augment their lips and choose Botox instead. This revolutionary technique can relax the lip muscles to make the upper lip appear larger, a treatment that is referred to as a lip flip. When used in this area, the results often last anywhere from six to eighteen months in total.
Lines Around the Mouth
This injectable can also treat the lines that form around the mouth including smile lines and nasolabial folds. The muscles around the mouth aren’t as mobile as other dynamic muscles, so injections in this area tend to provide longer-lasting results.
Hyperhidrosis is a very real yet very embarrassing condition in which you experience excessive sweating under the arms that no amount of deodorant can resolve. Fortunately, Botox can treat this condition and provide much-needed relief. When injections are made under the arms, you’ll notice a decrease in your sweating within 48 hours, and your results can last up to 14 months in total.
Many people who suffer from migraines have turned to Botox as a last resort only to wish that they had tried it sooner because it’s just that effective. Most people experience relief from their chronic migraines 12 weeks after their initial treatment. This form of treatment can result in fewer headaches each month and provide a temporary resolution for other related symptoms like sensitivity to light and sound.
Am I a Candidate?
The first step in any anti-aging routine that includes cosmetic injectables should begin with a consultation. During this appointment, we’ll review your health history and make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable. We’ll also discuss any previous experience you’ve had with neurotoxins and then confirm that you’re a candidate for treatment. Then, we’ll create a treatment plan that will help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
Taking the Next Step
If lines and wrinkles have begun to get the best of you, know that there is a solution and you don’t have to let those lines define you. Contact the experts at Kagan Institue Vision and Aesthetics in Los Angeles, CA, and schedule your initial consultation to find out more about this injectable and how it can increase your confidence and improve your appearance with just a few injections.