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How Often Should I Get a Botox® Touch-Up?

With over 7 million Botox injections performed yearly, Botox is by far the number one minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S.

Capable of eliminating even the most noticeable wrinkles, Botox is an effective anti-aging treatment that helps patients restore a smooth, youthful appearance to their face.

Here, Dr. Derrick Gale of Gale Facial Plastics takes an in-depth look at the Botox treatment and suggests just how frequently patients should look to get their touch-ups done.

What is Botox?

Botox is a medical-grade product derived from the botulinum toxin, which causes localized paralysis at and around the injection site. The neurotoxin interferes with the communication pathways between nerves and muscles, helping muscles responsible for wrinkling to stop contracting.

Botox is beneficial in areas where dynamic wrinkles form – primarily the forehead and between the eyes.

How Long Does Botox Last?

The duration of Botox’s effects depends mainly on the patient but generally ranges between 3-5 months. The patient’s lifestyle and metabolism are the most influential factors on how long Botox will last. More active people with higher metabolisms see shorter results as their bodies break down the Botox compound faster.

When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Traditionally, patients have turned to Botox once their wrinkles start to become more troublesome.

More recently, however, patients have been getting smaller amounts of Botox earlier to eliminate the initial fine lines and prevent wrinkles from becoming more noticeable.

Generally, wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead and between the brows become more noticeable around the mid-late 30s’, with patients starting to get Botox at this age to counteract the onset of aging.

How Often Should I Get Botox Touch-Ups?

The frequency of Botox touch-ups depends on the patient. Lifestyle, metabolism, and age all play significant factors in determining the frequency of your Botox touch-ups.

It is important not to overdo Botox and consult a trained and experienced surgeon familiar with long-term planning of the treatment. It is best to use Botox sparingly to provide the most natural results for the most prolonged period of time possible.

Botox in Riverton and Salt Lake City, Utah

Restoring and maintaining your youthful appearance is a dream of most patients. Botox is a tried-and-tested treatment that can be used in small doses for years to provide exceptional anti-aging results when administered by a trained, certified, experienced professional. To consult with a leading authority in the business, we encourage you to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Gale by calling 801 506-6344 or filling out his online form today.