Does botox last forever?

Are you considering botox?  If so, botox is an excellent way to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  It’s therefore not surprising that people all over the world are using botox to battle wrinkles, and rejuvenate their appearance.  But does botox last forever?

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Botox is made from botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.   It is typically used to treat dynamic wrinkles i.e. frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.  One botox treatment is usually all that’s needed to see results, and the effects can be seen about 3-5 days after treatment.   When botox is injected by an experienced, qualified injector, the results look very natural (learn more).

Does botox last forever?

Botox is a temporary cosmetic injectable treatment so it doesn’t last forever.  The effects last approximately 3-4 months.  First time users of botox may experience less than average results, but results tend to last longer after repeated treatments.

Botox is a muscle relaxer that reduces the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contraction due to expressions such as frowning, smiling, and squinting. 

When botox is injected into the muscles under the skin, it blocks the nerve signals to the muscles.  This reduces the activity of the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to form, and relaxes facial wrinkles.  As a result, the face looks refreshed and more youthful after treatment.

When botox starts to wear off muscle activity will return, and wrinkles will start to reappear. Therefore in order to maintain the wrinkle reducing effects of botox, clients will have to get maintenance treatments (click here to learn more).

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