How often should I beed Botox?
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Botox and Longevity
Botox is a great injection to treat facial wrinkles. Depending on the depth and amount of time that you have been receiving Botox I have many patients who now only need Botox every six months. Some spas dilute the amount of Botox used in order to give a cheaper price but in the long run you are getting less for your money. For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in facial injections and Botox.
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How often should I need Botox?
If you continue with regular Botox treatments your muscles may become weaker, which will require less Botox.
Yes, Botox can be spaced out to 4-5 months if you need it to be spaced out.
Make sure that the Botox you are receiving is not over-diluted. Sometimes, Medispas do this so that they can charge a cheaper price. Then, the Botox doesn't last as long.
Full strength Botox Cosmetic should last about 4 months if you go on a regular basis and don't miss; although it does wear off in some people in 3 months.
I would go to a plastic surgeon or dermatologists office, not a spa.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have these treatments.
I hope this helps.
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Your best value will always be with a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial ENT or Dermatologist Injector. They have the training and experience to evaluate your muscles of facial expression and the dynamic / changing requirements of Botox as you need it.
Yes, there are other things you can do to "prolong" the Botox effect. Remember, that Botox relaxes the muscle(s) creating the skin folds of facial expression. As you age and there is greater sun damage, the folds create creases and the creases develop more permanent dermal lines which you are trying to prevent and rejuvenate. The following options will decrease the frequency of Botox use by increasing the resilience and collagen formation in the skin.
- retinol / tretinoin; this is the least expensive home care skin therapy
All the best!
Botox and frequency and where
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