How long does it take for the results of Botox to show up? In the vast world of anti-aging products and services today, it is important to be skeptical of “quick fixes”. Often the fastest ones, like topically applied makeup, are very temporary solutions that fall short. On the other hand, you probably don’t want to wait weeks and weeks for a treatment to take effect. At Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA, we can give you an accurate understanding of the timeline for this treatment, as well as some important information about its uses and effects.
How Quickly Does Botox Show Results?
You will see improvements in your fine lines and wrinkles less than one week after you get your injections. In most cases, they start to become visible within 3 days. After approximately two weeks, this treatment will have fully taken effect.
Botox…What’s the Big Deal?
There are so many things to consider when you choose an approach to aging gracefully. The most important thing is to get into a routine that you feel great about. Millions of people have made this treatment one of the most important parts of their regimen along with a good moisturizer and sometimes dermal fillers. So, what’s is the big deal?
What This Treatment Does and Does Not Do
Botox has become the number one cosmetic service requested at med spas because it delivers tons of the things we want with almost none of the things we don’t want. It DOES:
- Effectively reduce fine lines
- Show results quickly
- Provide results that last for a long time
- Help you maintain a natural, dynamic looking face
- Work for people of all skin types
- Work for both men and women
- Work for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond
- Carry an impressive track record for safety
- Enjoy extremely high patient satisfaction ratings all around the world
It DOES NOT:
- Require down time after the appointment
- Require anesthesia
- Involve surgery of any kind
- Take more than 30 minutes for each round of injections
- Create a frozen appearance
Results in One Fast, Easy, Appointment
The more you learn about this treatment, the more you realize it is actually no big deal. The injections themselves are done in less than 15 minutes. Other than that, you just need to check in at our front desk and have your skin cleansed. You won’t even need to receive any anesthesia.
Unlike surgery, these injections will not have a permanent effect on your face. They are safe to renew as often as you like, and you can choose to discontinue them at any time. Either way, there are virtually no risks or down sides.
How Botox Works
It Temporarily Reduces Muscle Contractions
Have you ever crumpled up a piece of paper into a little ball, squeezed it very tightly, and then opened it up? The creases from the crumpling stay on the paper. Our skin is a little like that, only the creases come from muscles that contract repeatedly over the course of our lives. Over 10 years ago, this treatment was developed to inhibit the problematic contractions and allow the skin to stay relaxed and smooth.
It Uses Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum toxin is the substance that makes this treatment work. It is a naturally occurring protein that is injected directly into the wrinkle-causing muscles. This is done at very low doses with precise injection points, ensuring that the treatment is safe. Plus, the needles are so fine you will barely feel them.
It Smooths Away Dynamic Lines
Dynamic lines are the ones that show up more dramatically when you make certain facial expressions. This treatment relaxes your muscles without freezing them, allowing you to make those expressions without tensing up.
It Helps Prevent Future Wrinkles
By interrupting the process by which wrinkles form, each set of injections you get contributes a little bit to keeping your skin smoother over the long run. In fact, many people choose this treatment specifically for its preventative potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do the Results Last?
It depends on your skin and on how you respond to the treatment. 4 months are average, but 5 and even 6 months are possible.
Can This Treatment Be Repeated?
Yes! One thing most people love about this treatment is the fact that you can have it again as soon as you feel it will be beneficial. We recommend getting the injections every 4 months. That’s just three times per year, and it makes a lifetime of difference for your skin.
How Safe Is This Treatment?
There is no need to worry about side effects or down sides when it comes to this treatment. It has been FDA approved for over 10 years. In fact, it was the first neuromodulator of its kind and has earned the trust of millions of people worldwide.
What Kinds of Wrinkles Are Most Commonly Treated?
Because this treatment is highly effective on dynamic lines, it is most commonly used on frown lines, crows feet, and brow lines. Frown lines are the ones that occur between your eyebrows, especially when you are feeling tense. Crows feet are the wispy lines at the corner of your eyes. They can be caused by squinting. Brow lines are the horizontal ones running across your forehead.
That said, there are many other types of wrinkles that can be treated with Botox. If you are wondering whether or not your least favorite lines will respond to this treatment, come in for a free consultation. We will take a look and offer you a cosmetic skin care plan that will best fit your concerns.
Is This Treatment Just for the Face?
No, this treatment is actually used for many parts of the body, both medically and cosmetically. We offer it as a solution to the wrinkles that occur around the neck. A more advanced sign of aging, they can be softened with injections into the platysma muscles.
What Are the Other Uses of Botox?
Botulinum toxin is a powerful ingredient that has revolutionized the medical and cosmetic world. Its applications are too numerous to list in full, but a few of the most common are:
- Controlling excessive sweat production
- Improving migraines
- Enhancing the upper lip without filler
- Correcting a “gummy smile”
What Makes the Results Look Natural?
This neuromodulator involves both science and art. Achieving the desired results without over-using the treatment involves skill and taste on the part of the administrator. We perform our injections according to an advanced sense of facial structure, injection depth, and injection sites. Our patients love the naturally smooth they get from our services.
Should I Take Time Off Work To Get This Treatment?
You won’t need to use any of your time off or sick days! Right after you finish getting your injections, you can drive yourself back to work, home, or wherever the day leads you. We only recommend that you postpone the strenuous workouts for 24 hours after your appointment.
Is It Ok To Get Botox and Fillers at the Same Time?
Yes! These treatments work in different ways, meaning that they are a great team when used together. We recommend collagen-boosting fillers, such as Sculptra. Juvederm and Perlane are also great options. All of these fillers deliver substances that help your skin maintain its elasticity and retain volume.
At What Age Should I Start?
You can start anywhere from your 20s to your 60s and beyond. Many people choose to start earlier rather than later because of the preventative benefits.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you are getting serious about this treatment, or if you just want to meet us and ask some more questions, we would love to set up a time for you to come in and see our med spa. We look forward to helping you explore all of your options when it comes to the latest and greatest wrinkle reducers. Give us a call today at 225-769-3376.
Going…Going…Gone in Less Than Two Weeks!
That’s all it takes to see the results of Botox! With this treatment, there is no need to wait a long time for the effects to show up. Plus, there are no nightly applications and you won’t need to come in more than a few times a year to maintain your smooth skin and relaxed muscles. Contact our team of experts today at Nunnally Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA.