How Long Does Botox Last?
If you’re over the age of 35, it’s almost certain that you know someone who gets regular Botox treatments. And because Botox treatments are designed to do no more than smooth out a few unwanted lines and creases, chances are you would never guess who’s had it and who hasn’t.
Part of that has to do with the temporary nature of Botox treatments.
Botox typically lasts three-to-four months, though it sometimes lasts as long as six months. On rare occasions, however, it can lose potency after just two months. It’s important to remember that Botox fades gradually, so you’ll see some fairly long-lasting positive effects long after each treatment.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
You won’t walk out of your Botox treatment with exactly the look you were hoping for, but there’s an upside to that reality. Since the change is gradual rather than immediate, people are less likely to inquire whether you’ve “had work done” recently. Instead, you’ll just look like you’ve been eating better and finally getting enough sleep!
You may begin to see results in just a few days, but the true test of your Botox treatment is how you look one or two weeks after the treatment. Because the results are very natural looking, your friends and family are likely to notice only that you look refreshed. As your Botox begins to lose potency, the change is equally gradual.
Is Botox Safe?
A recent peer-reviewed article promises that there are “no long-term or life-threatening adverse effects related to botulinum toxin [Botox] treatment for any cosmetic indications.”
A small percentage of patients experience side effects that are well-localized (meaning they don’t spread beyond the site of the injection) and reversible. According to the same article, these rare effects “develop within a few days of the injection, and they usually disappear without any treatment.”
Perhaps the strongest testimonial to the safety of Botox is the fact that so many Botox patients come back for treatments two or three times a year for decades!
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Botox treatments are a great choice for people looking for a minimally invasive way to give their overall appearance a boost. Call us today at 480-718-9960 to make an appointment for a consultation.