When Should I Get Botox Injections?
Botox Cosmetic injections are one of the most popular injectables in the world. And similar neuromodulators like DAXXIFY, Xeomin, or Dysport are similarly popular because of how effectively they treat the signs of aging. Whether you have gotten injections before, or are completely new to injections. We wanted to write up a quick article answering some of the most common questions about neuromodulators including what they are, how they work, when to get them, and how to get your best results. If you live in the Boston or Newton area and are interested in setting up an injectables consultation, please contact our team.
What Are Neuromodulators like Botox Cosmetic?
There are many different names that are used for injectables like Botox Cosmetic including neurotoxin and neuromodulator. Simply put, there are a category of injectables that work by deactivating the muscles in the treatment area. Botox Cosmetic uses a neurotoxin that prevents the muscles in the face from moving. Small muscle movements in the face are what cause the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By temporarily decreasing these muscle movements, clients who get these injections have a smoother face. A neurotoxin is simply a substance that can impair the functions of neuro tissue which includes muscle systems. Botox is actually named after the neurotoxin that is used to create it: botulinum toxin. Botox is frequently used both medically and cosmetically. In a medical practice Botox can help decrease migraine symptoms.
When Should You Get Botox Injections?
Botox is different from dermal fillers. While dermal fillers immediately cause their results to show up, Botox Cosmetic injections take a few days. Most patients start to notice results a few days after their treatment but do not see their full results until a full week has passed. For that reason, when clients are considering getting Botox Cosmetic before an event like a wedding, graduation, or other special occasion, we would recommend booking at least two full weeks before the event.
How Can I Get My Best Botox Cosmetic Results?
The biggest factor on your results will always be the expertise of the practice you go to. You should only go to a medical professional for Botox Cosmetic injections. A certified injector with experience can help you get your best results. Before getting your injections, make sure to setup a consultation with your provider. Talk to your provider about your goals, previous experiences, medications you take, etc. After getting injections, practice good skincare habits. Drinking water, eating a balanced and healthy diet, and having a day to day skincare regimen can all go a long way in preventing the signs of aging from reappearing.
How Long Does Botox Cosmetic Last
Botox injection results vary from patient to patient. On average patients who receive Botox injections notice their results lasting anywhere from 3-4 months. Because of that, some patients get Botox twice a year or three times a year.