It is common for beginners to notice that their first Botox treatment may not last as long as subsequent treatments. This is because it takes a while for the injections to fully achieve the desired and long-lasting results. On average, Botox lasts three to six months, but the first time you do it, unit by unit, will not last as long as subsequent administrations. Through repeated injections of Botox, your specific facial muscles are conditioned and the results will start to last longer.
You're likely to see maximum results from your first treatment seven days to three or four months later. What influences the duration of Botox results? Although there are more and more uses of Botox in medical settings, when used in cosmetic environments, it is used to smooth lines. The effects of a Botox procedure will vary from person to person, and the first time you have Botox treatment is likely to make you nervous. Initially, you can take several treatments of Botox before the muscles are properly conditioned and respond to botulinum toxin.
The results last longer after several sessions, as the skin has more time to regenerate the collagen it needs to fill those fine lines and wrinkles. When injected for aesthetic reasons, Botox lasts four to six months on average, but you can expect the effects of your first treatment to wear off faster. You may need to schedule your second appointment for two to three months after your first treatment. Botox injected into areas with larger muscles, such as the frontal muscle of the forehead, tends to last longer than injections in smaller areas, such as crow's feet.
As a first-time user, it's important to keep in mind that your first experience isn't likely to result in optimal, long-lasting results. Ideally, practices should open and use Botox vials daily, so that patients get the best possible product. Migraines, overactive bladder, esophageal spasm, Bell's palsy and other muscle spasms can be corrected, reduced or stopped with Botox. Botox has become synonymous with smoothing fine lines that many beauty enthusiasts use it as shorthand, but there are also other neurotoxins that do the same, such as Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau.
The reason you need a new treatment is that neurotoxins start to fade over time and the nerves will send signals to your muscles again to start contracting, causing those wrinkles and fine lines to reappear.