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How long does Botox last?

Published on: 04/24/24 2:47 PM


If you’re thinking about getting a beauty treatment, it’s very important that you consider the options carefully and ensure that you are using a qualified professional. There are many elements that can affect the results of your Botox treatment. In this blog, we’re answering the question, how long does Botox last?

What is Botox?

Botox is a brand name for an anti-wrinkle injection known as botulinum toxin. This injection works by relaxing the muscles in different areas of the body using a fine needle into the skin.

Botox or anti-wrinkle injections can be used in many areas of the body, such as the face, hands and the neck. Commonly treated areas are forehead lines (frown lines), wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more.

When having Botox injections, it’s crucial that you only use highly trained professionals who have achieved relevant qualifications. A high-quality beauty clinic will be happy to share their experience and qualifications with you. Using a trained professional reduces the risk of issues resulting from the treatment.

Before you attend the clinic for your appointment, you should also ensure that it is a safe and clean environment. Make sure to visit the clinic and get a feel for it. Don’t book an appointment somewhere that you do not feel comfortable. A good clinic will be happy to answer any questions and ensure you feel comfortable.

How long does a Botox treatment take?

The length of time that it takes to have a Botox treatment depends on many factors. One of the main factors is where you choose to have the Botox injected.

Before any Botox treatments take place, your beauty practitioner should carefully clean the area and map out the injection site. This allows them to have a clear guide of where they are injecting the substance.

The number of injections required will vary depending on your goals. Before you arrive for the Botox injection appointment, you should have the opportunity to discuss your goals in multiple stages.

Your beauty therapist should assess your goals and let you know the expected results from the treatment. Great beauty therapists will have a portfolio they can show you that may help you to make a decision about your goals.

On average, a Botox appointment takes less than half an hour to complete, which makes the treatment convenient.

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How long does Botox last?

The amount of time that your Botox results last varies from person to person. Typically, you can expect the treatment to last at least three to six months. Some patients will notice that their procedure results last longer than this.

The level of aftercare that you complete can help to make your results last longer. Your beauty therapist should outline all the aftercare advice you require for optimal results. Read our blog on how long before Botox works.

How to make Botox last longer

It’s very important that you follow all aftercare advice regarding your beauty treatment. Following advice carefully can help to reduce any risks associated with the treatment. Be sure to seek advice if you are worried about any serious side effects after having botulinum toxin injections. You should also ensure that you have made your therapist aware of any medical conditions before having the treatments. They will need to assess if you are able to have it safely.

  • Do not massage or rub the area for at least one day after having the injections.
  • Avoid strenuous workouts and exercise for at least one day after and at least one hour before.
  • Avoid excessive sweating and sun exposure.
  • Try to stay upright for a while after the treatment rather than lying down.
  • Do not drink alcohol after having the Botox injections and avoid it for at least a couple of hours before.

Following this advice not only helps reduce infection risks but can also help reduce bruising and swelling. Staying upright after the treatment helps to ensure that the injection ingredients don’t travel to unintended areas of the face. Make sure to ask your practitioner if you are unsure about any aspects of the aftercare advice. Read our blog on what not to do after Botox.

How are dermal fillers different from Botox injections?

Dermal fillers are another method of reducing the signs of ageing. However, they work in a different way. You might wonder, ‘How does Botox work?’ and this is how. Botox relaxes facial muscles. In contrast, dermal fillers involve hyaluronic acid being injected into the face. This fills the area around facial features rather than relaxing the muscles. Both treatments are a temporary solution to ageing, and it’s important not to have the treatment too often for cosmetic purposes.

Is Botox safe?

Yes, when receiving injections from a trained professional in a clean clinic, your procedure should be safe. Be sure to assess this thoroughly and find a new practitioner if you are not sure.

We hope this blog has been useful regarding the longevity of your Botox injections. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to know more about our injectable treatments. Our practitioner, Dawn Attewell, is listed on the Save Face register, which is a list of doctors, nurses and dentists who are trained to perform incredibly effective cosmetic procedures. You will be in safe hands at Therapy House.