How Often Should You Be Getting BOTOX® Cosmetic? AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: September 20, 2023
Category: Blog

Among the different types of cosmetic procedures, BOTOX® Cosmetic remains one of the most popular options. About 811,000 people in their 30s received this treatment in 2020 in an attempt to prevent the early signs of aging. However, though very effective, BOTOX® Cosmetic disables the muscles only temporarily, meaning touch-up treatments will be needed at some point.

But, how often should you get BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to maintain a smooth appearance? While there is an average waiting time, there are several other factors that you should keep in mind. This blog will inform you about BOTOX® Cosmetic and how often you should be getting the injections.

How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Act?

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that acts as a local paralytic when injected underneath your skin. This injectable can eliminate excessive sweating, combat a lazy eye, or even reduce the frequency of migraines. However, the most popular use is through BOTOX® Cosmetic, which helps prevent early signs of aging and create a smooth, youthful facial aesthetic.

BOTOX® Cosmetic stops muscles from contracting as you are performing facial expressions, which is a great option to treat dynamic wrinkles. Contrary to popular belief, this won’t make you look expressionless – you will still be able to laugh, frown, or smile. The only difference is that your muscles will no longer allow the wrinkles to form.

Frequency of BOTOX® Cosmetic

The average frequency of BOTOX® Cosmetic is around three months, as this is when the injection’s effect will usually start wearing off. However, the exact frequency will depend on factors such as the severity of your wrinkles, your age, and how fast you metabolize the BOTOX® Cosmetic. 

For instance, if you have an active lifestyle or exercise a lot, then your metabolism typically works much faster. In this case, a three-month maintenance session would be ideal. However, if you live a sedentary lifestyle, your body may take longer to metabolize the BOTOX® Cosmetic, making the effects of the treatment last up to four to six months.

The average duration of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is somewhere around four to six months. However, the effects will start wearing off before that timeline. By the time you reach the sixth month, there will likely be no more BOTOX® Cosmetic solution in your system to immobilize the muscles. At Dermacare, we recommend getting a touch-up halfway through the cycle (three months), to maintain the effects.

What to Expect After BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime, as it only involves a needle prick. We do advise that you do not touch your face after the treatment, but you can easily go on with your day right after your BOTOX® Cosmetic session.

As previously mentioned, the results often last about three to four months. However, if you’ve had BOTOX® Cosmetic injections done before, then you may notice that the effects last longer. 

The Bottom Line

As a rule of thumb, you can consider getting a BOTOX® Cosmetic touch-up once every three months for the best results. Call Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics to schedule an appointment for your next BOTOX® Cosmetic session!

For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and how often you can get it, please contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics. We are available at 858-230-8040 for our office in San Diego and 760-206-8926 for our practice in Carlsbad. You can also fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.