Botox is arguably the most sought-after injectable cosmetic treatment around today.
Found by ‘accident’ whilst treating patients for eye spasms, to temporarily smooth wrinkles and relax the muscles of the face that cause dynamic, expression lines, this wonder-substance (which is a neurotoxin) is used by millions of men and women around the world to stave off the hands of time. Some will forego that expensive pair of Manolos in favour of a Botox treatment and wouldn’t miss their twice-annual treatment for the world! Botox has been considered a safe and effective, non-surgical procedure for many years and is available at Dr Dan Dhunna from his clinics based around the UK.
How long does Botox actually last?
Botox is, in fact the brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, produced by global pharmaceutical giant, Allergan, but there are others available on the market. All offer varying degrees of longevity, depending on your individual response to a particular brand. Many prefer Botox as it seems to last longer in their systems (between 4 and 6 months), others may prefer other makes. Whichever brand you prefer, this injectable toxin has different effects and longevity of efficacy for everyone. But why?
After a treatment with Botox, some patients can enjoy results for up to 6 months, whereas others may have to return to the clinic sooner than this (around 3 to 4 months is the average). Contributing factors to longer-lasting Botox results include the expertise of the practitioner (where he/she precisely places the injections within the muscles of the face) and the quality and durability of the product used (Dr Dan Dhunna only used FDA approved, clinically-tested and high-grade botulinum toxin . However, your lifestyle and everyday activities – such as exercise and sun-exposure – can have an effect on the longevity of your Botox results.
Your Botox and lifestyle
For a successful Botox treatment, it’s also vital to have realistic expectations about what it can actually achieve. For example, if you smoke heavily, go out in the sun and don’t live a healthy lifestyle, your skin is going to degrade in ways that Botox simply won’t treat. Pigmentation, skin laxity and loss of tissues such as bone, fat and muscle will need to be addressed by alternative treatments (you can discuss this at length with Dr Dan Dhunna in your pre-Botox consultation) and it’s worth noting that lifestyle choices as well as illness, dehydration, stress and lack of sleep, can all have a devastating effect on skin quality, tone and texture. Remember, Dr Dan Dhunna’s Botox needle can work well for dynamic expression lines, but you need to work on keeping your skin healthy, from the inside too!
If you are thinking about having a Botox treatment, Dr Dan Dhunna can put you in the picture and give you clear and concise advice about all the factors that contribute to the shelf-life of Botox. He can also monitor your treatments at every stage and advise you on how to take care of your skin, in-between your Botox treatments.
Visit the Michelangelo of Botox in Solihull or across the UK
Contact us today to learn more about anti-wrinkle treatment, or to book your appointment. We look forward to meeting you.