Why Botox doesn’t last: Botox is arguably the world’s most popular injectable anti-ageing treatment. It’s virtually pain-free, fast to administer (when properly performed by a medical professional) and can offer significant results in as little as 24 hours.
However, if you have regular Botox treatments or know someone who does, you’ll know that it’s not a permanent solution and the results can last from 3 to 6 months, 8 if you’re super-lucky! So why doesn’t Botox last? And how can we maximise its staying power to its optimum?
There are a few factors that influence Botox’s efficacy and longevity
Firstly, it’s important to obtain your Botox injections from a skilled and fully-qualified medical physician. It’s critical to have Botox injected into the right areas of the face and at the right depths, for natural-yet-superlative results.
Some Botox providers may not be as skilled as others and may not have as much knowledge of the facial anatomy of muscle structure. Fortunately, Dr Dan Dhunna dubbed the ‘Michelangelo of Botox’ is fully-qualified in both medicine and in the administering of Botox and has been for many years. He is also a keen artist and his attention to detail is obsessive. All these combined will ensure you obtain the most beautiful results that will last as long as possible.
The second factor is to get enough units of Botox to achieve full muscle relaxation for a smooth and glowing complexion. Sometimes, if someone feels that their Botox isn’t working, it’s due to the fact that they haven’t received the right dosage. Every single patient is unique and it takes a master of Botox to understand this practice and make informed decisions on how many units of the substance to administer. Some patients (usually men) have stronger facial muscle than others, so will require more units. Dr Dan will get to know your face better than you do, in your initial consultation and will run certain facial assessments in order to understand what is needed to give you the best, long-lasting results.
How you process Botox
Thirdly, everyone metabolises Botox differently and in some cases, a patient may need to return to the clinic more frequently than every 3 to 6 months to have Botox injections. There is also always an extremely rare possibility ( 1 in 10,000 chance ) that you may be Botox-resistant, meaning that the substance simply won’t work for you. In cases such as these, Dr Dan Dhunna can recommend alternative treatments to help restore, revitalise and rejuvenate your skin for a fresh, youthful complexion. Frequent Botox users can also (though rarely) develop a resistance to Botox. As Botox is a purified protein which causes a blockage of the release of neurotransmitters from the nerve endings to the facial muscles, the immune system may respond over time, by creating antibodies to it, in an effort to neutralise it. It’s extremely rare for this to happen, but it’s always a possibility.
Again, Dr Dan Dhunna can select alternative treatments from his armoury of age-preventing products and treatments to help you maintain a naturally beautiful look and to smooth lines and wrinkles in an alternative way.
The ageing process…
Lastly – Botox is never going to be a permanent solution to the ageing process and many patients come to Dr Dan to have these injections because of this fact. The reason for this, is that the ageing process continues to happen and our faces change over the years. Therefore, the dosage, placement and depth of the Botox injections will alter as your face does and Dr Dan can monitor the subtle changes that happen to your face and alter these requirements as he sees fit. This means you’ll get the very best from your Botox treatments time-after-time. The thought of a muscle-relaxing injectable being a permanent fixture may be very daunting for many – hence the success and ultimate cult-status of Botox.
Botox in Solihull and across the UK with Dr Dan Dhunna
For the very best in Botox injections, you cannot look further than Dr Dan Dhunna. His many years’ experience and passion for the human facial anatomy and creating naturally-beautiful results speak for itself in the patients that swear by his artistry and professionalism.
Contact us today to book your appointment at Dr Dan’s flagship Solihull cosmetic clinic, or at one of his other UK lcoations.