As you have most likely heard by now, minimally-invasive BOTOX® treatments offer you a wonderful way to treat the most common lines and wrinkles across your face, which are caused by years of making the same repeated expressions. In addition, this is used to provide an uplifted look to common areas of facial droopiness, such as the brow line. However, unlike a facelift and a brow lift, which offer more or less permanent results because of their invasive, surgical qualities, injectable BOTOX® treatments must be repeated for the best effects. Here are the answers to some of your most pressing questions about these treatments and what you can expect in the future.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
There is no way to determine exactly how many BOTOX® treatments you will need for the rest of your life because this is an ongoing treatment solution that requires regular follow-up appointments for continued results. In general, however, you will most likely need three to four appointments every year initially, but may be able to back off to only two appointments yearly as your facial muscles gradually get used to the regular treatments. The younger that you are when you start injections, the more treatments you will require over your lifetime. Keep in mind that you may want to consider using BOTOX® preventatively in your twenties or thirties to prevent expression lines from forming early.
What Are Treatments Like?
The great news is that your follow-up appointments will be quite short. You should be in and out of our office in 15 minutes or less, making this easy to fit into your busy work, home or social life.
What Happens if I Stop Treatments?
You can choose to stop BOTOX® treatments at any time without any bodily harm. However, the expression lines that you had when you first started treatments will reappear over time, and new lines will also begin to form as your facial muscles start wrinkling your skin again. To keep facial lines and wrinkles at bay and to prevent deeper lines that require more in-depth treatments from forming, we recommend continuing your BOTOX® treatment long-term.
While this should answer your most pressing questions about BOTOX® treatments, you may still have other concerns that you wish to have addressed. We encourage you to visit the professionals at New You Bio-Hormones in Kennesaw, GA. At a consultation, we can answer all of your questions, examine your skin and help you determine which treatment is best for you. Contact us today to get started and schedule your consultation!