Sun damage, the natural aging process, and repetitive expressions all contribute to the formation of dynamic wrinkles on the upper half of the face. Once these expression lines appear, they typically worsen, even if you use quality, professional-grade skincare products. At Corinn Singletary Aesthetic Enhancements in South Pasadena, FL, we offer BOTOX®, the most popular cosmetic injectable that provides a long-lasting solution for these lines so you can look and feel your best.

How Often Can You Get BOTOX®?

It’s recommended that patients undergo BOTOX® treatments every three months at the earliest. For most patients, the three-month mark is when they begin to see changes in their results as the body metabolizes the ingredients and dynamic wrinkles reappear. For safety and efficacy, undergoing treatments approximately every three months is ideal.

How Long Does It Last?

While this injectable can deliver results for up to six months in some patients, results typically last three to four months. Once injected into the treatment area, it begins working, results appear, and last three to four months after treatment. Patients can then schedule a follow-up treatment so that they can maintain their wrinkle-free results long-term.

Understanding the Product Metabolism Process

While BOTOX® does deliver long-lasting results, those results are only temporary. Your body will break down the ingredients and flush them from your system slowly in the months following treatment. For some, this process happens quickly, and at the three-month mark, a follow-up treatment is necessary. For others, it takes longer, closer to four, five, and even six months, because their bodies are slow metabolizers of the ingredients.

Once you undergo your first treatment, you can watch your results in the following months to get an idea of how your body responds to the injectable. You’ll quickly be able to determine if you are a quick, average, or slow metabolizer and can schedule your treatments accordingly. We can help you determine the best treatment schedule so you can avoid the reappearance of your dynamic wrinkles.

Extending Your Results

While you cannot change how quickly your body metabolizes the ingredients in this anti-aging injectable, there are some steps you can take in an attempt to extend your results. Knowing what could extend your results and what could cause them to last a shorter amount of time can help you take steps to enjoy your wrinkle-free appearance even longer. Studies have shown a positive correlation between taking a zinc supplement and the longevity of BOTOX® results.

Adding zinc to your vitamin routine may extend the life of your anti-aging results. Conversely, extreme exercise has been shown to negatively impact results, causing the body to metabolize the product even sooner. Knowing this can help you plan your follow-up treatments accordingly or take steps to engage in moderate activity, as opposed to extreme exercise, if desired.

Enhancing Your Results 

There are some steps that you can take to enhance your treatment results. Living a healthy lifestyle will promote beautiful skin. BOTOX® itself doesn’t improve the health or quality of your skin; it simply erases dynamic wrinkles and helps you achieve a smoother skin texture as a result. Investing in in-office, professional-grade treatments, and quality skincare products will promote skin health.

Additionally, staying hydrated, limiting alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and salt, and eating plenty of plant-based foods and healthy fats promote healthy skin. Regular exercise also increases circulation to promote healthy skin, as does taking steps to lower stress through self-care activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is BOTOX®?

You may know that this injectable can smooth wrinkles, but you may not understand exactly how it does what it does. BOTOX® is a neuromodulator, and it contains neurotoxins that work on a muscular level. During the treatment, we inject the active ingredient directly into the muscles responsible for your particular dynamic wrinkles.

The ingredients block communication between muscles, nerve signals, and the brain. Once the ingredients begin to work, you will no longer make exaggerated expressions as you did before treatment, which allows the skin to rest, resulting in smoother and younger-looking skin.

What Areas of the Face Can It Treat?

There are several products that work similarly to BOTOX®, but none are FDA approved to treat as many areas of the face. This injectable can address the most common dynamic wrinkles, including forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Patients can treat one or all three areas during a single treatment.

Is It a Safe Treatment?

Of all the neuromodulators available for cosmetic use, BOTOX® has been around the longest. It’s been a go-to solution for men and women who want to smooth lines and wrinkles for well over 20 years, not just in the United States but worldwide. It’s gone through rigorous trials, studies, and tests, and the results show that it is effective and safe.

When you undergo treatment at Corinn Singletary Aesthetic Enhancements, you can expect natural-looking results and a completely safe treatment process. We will ensure that this injectable is a safe option for you before designing your treatment plan, so you can have full confidence throughout your appointment and as you await your results.

What Happens During the Treatment?

After we perform an initial consultation to learn more about your treatment goals, ask you some questions about your health history, and confirm that this injectable is right for you, we will schedule your appointment. We can treat one or multiple areas of your face during a single appointment. Most patients undergo the treatment without any topical numbing cream, and we can discuss whether you prefer this option before your treatment.

The entire injection process typically takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Injections are quick and administered with a very small and fine needle. Once your treatment is over, you can go about your normal daily activities.

How Quickly Does It Start Working?

Most patients begin to see improvements in the appearance of their treatment area within the first week of treatment. For some, results appear sooner; for others, it may take several days. Regardless, results are typically visible a week after treatment and continue to improve for 30 days post-treatment.

Is There Any Downtime?

When your treatment is over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities, but we will provide aftercare instructions to ensure the best treatment outcome. It’s important that you avoid excess sun and wear quality sunscreen daily to protect your skin.

It’s also important that you temporarily discontinue the use of blood thinning supplements and medications and avoid alcohol and strenuous workouts for the first 24 hours. You should also avoid environments that can cause increased body temperature, including but not limited to hot tub use, saunas, steam rooms, hot yoga, and even cooking over a hot stove or grill.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Whether your expression lines have begun to define your appearance or you’re just starting to see etched lines in different areas, we can design a treatment plan to help you achieve smoother and younger-looking skin and keep wrinkles at bay. Contact us today at Corinn Singletary Aesthetic Enhancements in South Pasadena, FL, to schedule your initial consultation, so we can help erase your dynamic wrinkles and improve your appearance and your confidence.