How Can I Help My Botox Last Longer?

BOTOX® Cosmetic Chicago IL

The more we learn about Botox, the more we love it. Did you know that Botox can help migraine-sufferers and those who suffer from excessive sweating? But our number one reason for our love-affair with Botox is the amazing results you can receive–without lengthy downtime, surgical scars, and with minimal chance of side effects. Keep reading about how you can minimize crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and other wrinkles, and how to keep your results as long as possible.

What is Botox?

Botox is, simply put, a neurotoxin that attaches itself to nerve endings to weaken facial muscles that cause creases and wrinkles. It is injected with a very small needle, very precisely at desirable sites on the face to minimize wrinkles and give you a more youthful, smooth look.

How Long Does it Last?

Botox results often last four to six months, but you may be able to stretch out your results even longer by doing the following:

Do your research and find a doctor who is experienced in the art of administering Botox. The right doctor can help you get a more natural, youthful look while minimizing complications. The wrong doctor might administer Botox incorrectly, leaving you with unnatural swelling or even Botox that fades away too soon. Invest in a professional with expertise regarding Botox.

Baby your face for at least a week after you receive Botox injections. Give your face a break from abrasive cleansers, scrubs, masks, and toners to give the Botox a chance to settle in and relax. Think of this week as your face’s prep week: where the Botox is working it’s magic underneath and needs to be properly tended to give the best results.

Consider making standing appointments to receive your Botox treatments. Regular sessions help the muscles in your face remain weaker consistently, which helps Botox work longer over time. Space your treatments apart to a time determined by your physician. You don’t want the treatments to be too far apart, but not too close either. You don’t want your muscles to become resistant to Botox treatments, so trust your doctor when they say you can wait up to twelve weeks between sessions.

If you’re interested in Botox injections, call us today at (847) 291-6900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tresley.


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