Even if you stay away from the sun and take excellent care of your skin, you’re bound to face fine lines and wrinkles at some point. If you are concerned about the wrinkles on your face and looking for a non-invasive solution, Botox may be just what you need. One of the most common questions patients ask is “how long does Botox fix wrinkles?” Keep reading to find out how Botox works and the answer to this question.
How Botox Works
Botox is an injection that works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscle and stopping the injected muscle from contracting. When this occurs, wrinkles instantly soften and relax. Botox is used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which may be found on your forehead, between your eyebrows, along your frown lines, and above your lips.
Dynamic wrinkles appear whenever you make facial expressions, not when your face is relaxed. Since Botox is a quick, painless treatment that comes with no downtime, you are free to resume work and your other daily activities immediately.
Is Botox Long-Lasting?
It’s important to understand that while Botox is an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles, it is not a permanent treatment. If you receive Botox, you can expect it to fill wrinkles for three to six months.
Over time, muscle action will return and your wrinkles will make an appearance once again. The good news is that you can safely receive another Botox treatment any time you believe your results are fading.
Good Candidates for Botox
Botox may be a great option if you are bothered by dynamic wrinkles on your face including frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead creases, and lip lines. You may also be a good fit for Botox if you’d like to resolve excessive sweating or migraines.
We do not recommend Botox if you are under the age of 18, are looking to get rid of lines that are present when your face is completely relaxed, and/or are allergic to any ingredient in Botox.
Take the Next Step
If you’re interested in finding out whether you’re a good candidate for Botox or would like more information on how long this treatment lasts, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at Renew MD in Reno, Nevada today. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!