How Long Does Botox Last?

“How long does botox last?” is probably one of the most popular questions I get asked along with “How botox works?”.  I will answer these popular questions about botox now for you.

Botox works by relaxing the muscles, which takes time.  Seeing the results of your Botox® injections depends significantly on the individual.  So how long does Botox last?.  For some, they will start to notice changes within 1-2 days after being injected.  For others, it would be between 5-7 days or even up to two weeks after the treatment.  The wrinkle treatment’s full effect can definitely be seen by the time two weeks have passed, when you’ll see your fine lines and wrinkles appear significantly reduced.  It is also at the 2 week point that we will see you again for a check up appointment to ensure everything is perfect.

Does Botox last permanently?

Unfortunately there is no fixed term of how long treatment lasts.  It normally lasts approximately 3 months however like any personal cosmetic treatment the timeline can vary.  For facially applied Botox, the results can last anything from between 2-4 months.
Botox is not a permanent solution and does require regular treatment if you really want to see the back of those wrinkles for good.  It is advised to book your next appointment and re-inject before the effects totally wear off.   This will increase the time the effects of Botox will last and ensure a smaller time frame to regain your desired look.

Austin Brewer is a leading facial aesthetics practitioner based in Bournemouth.  Servicing clients across the Dorset and Hampshire areas from his private clinic.   Austin Brewer is extremely experienced in facial aesthetics, he opened his clinic in 2004.  You can be assured that you will receive the best cosmetic care.

For more information about Botox® in Poole and Bournemouth or to book your free Botox® consultation call the Austin Brewer skin clinic on 07823 883 888.

What Does Botox Do?

So what does botox do? we’ve all heard about it, but do you know what it can treat?

Botox isn’t just a one-trick pony.  As a muscle relaxant it has a range of cosmetic and therapeutic uses.   These can help solve a number of problems or issues.  By blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine.  Muscles can be relaxed for an extended period of time for a treatment that can last up to between 3-6 months.

The anti wrinkle treatment

As a cosmetic substance its main use is a skin treatment to smooth deep and persistent facial lines such as forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet.  This gives the appearance of a smoother, more youthful complexion by evening out the skin.

The medical uses

As a therapeutic substance its reach extends further. Hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) can be controlled with Botox® injections as it blocks the chemicals that turn on sweat glands.

Botox  has also been proven to reduce a number of chronic pains. Sufferers of back, joint and foot pain as well as those who suffer from frequent migraines have all found respite through regular Botox injections.

For those with an overactive bladder Botox can also offer a solution to an embarrassing and often socially limiting problem.

This purified protein is also used to treat movement disorders or muscle spasms such as crossed eyes (strabismus), uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm) and cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis), which is an involuntary muscle contraction in the neck that causes abnormal posture of the neck or head as well as abnormal movement in that area.

Treatment with Austin Brewer

At Austin Brewer Facial Aesthetics, Botox is used to treat the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  As an NMC registered nurse, Austin Brewer offers the best care regarding non-invasive cosmetic surgery.

Austin serves clients across Hampshire and Dorset at his private clinic in Bournemouth. From Poole to Southampton, you can achieve your desired cosmetic or therapeutic outcome with Austin Brewer. For your free Botox® consultation and to find out more about Botox® in Bournemouth call Austin now on 07823 883 888.