Botox is everyone’s favorite beauty secret, but because it’s widely used for its anti-aging abilities, it’s not quite so secret anymore. At Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine located in Dothan, AL, we offer Botox for everyone, whether you’re looking to begin a routine schedule of injections or you’re looking for a one-time injection before your special event.
How Long Should You Wait Between Botox Treatments?
The short answer to how long you should wait between Botox treatments is anywhere from three to four months for the best results. We recommend scheduling around this time frame, which is when most people begin to notice that their results begin to dissipate. However, the benefit of this treatment is that you can customize your treatments based on your goals and your lifestyle.
How to Schedule When You’re Trying Injections for the First Time
If this is your first injection appointment, congratulations! You’re about to embark upon a self-care journey that you won’t regret and once you see your results, we’re sure you’ll be hooked. Now is your chance to watch and record your results closely over the next few months. You will most likely fall into one of two groups following your initial injection which will help you decide when to reschedule.
Ready to Schedule at 12 Weeks
Following your first injection, you may see the slightest movement of your once unmoveable muscles around 12 weeks and you’ll be ready to pick up the phone to schedule your next appointment as soon as possible because you don’t want to see any of your fine lines and wrinkles return before your next injection. If you fall into this group, you’ll want to schedule your injections as soon as is safely possible.
Ready to Schedule After 12 Weeks
You may schedule a repeat treatment after twelve weeks. If your body doesn’t metabolize the injectible ingredients as quickly as others, you’ll enjoy your wrinkle-free face longer and therefore be able to wait longer between appointments. Or, your face will begin to regain some movement but you won’t be bothered by it so you’ll schedule your appointment as soon as it starts to.
How to Schedule After Your Initial Treatment
As your results begin to fade, you can decide at that point if you want to schedule as soon as possible or if you can wait a few weeks longer. Following your initial treatment, we can pre-schedule your next appointment as soon as 12 weeks and if for any reason you need to extend it, you can always call ahead and adjust the time based on what works best for you and your desired results.
How to Schedule When You’re on a Regular Injection Routine
If you’re undergoing regular injections to keep your wrinkles at bay, you’ll want to wait at least 12 weeks between appointments before getting another round of injections. If you like to maintain a wrinkle-free facade, scheduling every 12 weeks will ensure that your results don’t wear off to the point that your wrinkles return between appointments. You can enjoy consistent results, meaning your face will maintain its youthful appearance from one month to the next without much disturbance.
Consider Scheduling Appointments in Advance
If you’re the type that wants your results to stay consistent and not fluctuate, you know that this is one appointment you will not be missing. Nothing will get in the way of your appointment, so you might as well consider scheduling your “injection day” every three months on a date and at a time that works for you so that when that day comes, you’ll already have it scheduled. The benefits of scheduling this way are that
- You won’t have to worry about your old wrinkles creeping back up on your face
- You’ll already have it in your calendar
- You won’t forget and possible have to schedule later than you’d like due to availability
How to Schedule When You’re Planning on Getting Pregnant
Many doctors advise against injectibles during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, and sometimes even while trying to conceive. If you are on a regular injection routine but want to start trying to get pregnant, talk to your doctor so that you can determine when is the best time, if any, to stop injections. The time between your last injection pre-pregnancy and your first injection post-birth is something that your doctor can advise you on. When you’re ready to resume, we’ll be here waiting for you.
How To Schedule Before a Special Event
Whether you’ve had injectibles irregularly in the past or this is your very first time, the truth remains the same. You have an upcoming event and you need to schedule a treatment so that you look your best on that day. How should you schedule your next treatment after your event? It depends on what your aesthetic goals are.
Scheduling Around Your Events
If you find that you love your results that came from your decision to get Botox before a special event, call us and schedule your next appointment 12 weeks from your first so that you can enjoy consistent results. If you only want to schedule before events those events are already set in stone on your calendar, we can help advise you as to how soon before your event to schedule to ensure that it has time to fully set in and your results can be the most visible.
Is Botox Permanent or Temporary?
The best way to answer this question is by saying yes to both. The best way to put it is that this treatment is temporarily permanent. Once you have it injected into your face, it works to temporarily remove your wrinkles. That is the beauty of Botox. There is no right answer and no wrong answer as to how long you should wait between your appointments. It all comes down to your lifestyle, your goals, and how you want your face to look and for how long.
The Benefits of a Temporarily Permanent Treatment
The benefit of this treatment, aside from the fact that it is anti-aging, is that it is temporarily permanent. This means that it is fully customizable and is for everyone. It can be customized and scheduled accordingly for:
- Those who never want to see their wrinkles again.
- The woman who loves her injections but has to take a break per her doctor’s orders during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
- The individuals who want to look their best before the big events in their life
How Does It Work?
Is There a Way to Make Results Last Longer?
Following a consistent skincare regimen while you enjoy the benefits of this treatment will help improve your skin and maximize your results. Using products that improve your skin alongside your injections will make your face appear as youthful and glowing as possible. But, you can’t make this treatment last longer per se, your body determines that.
Your Body Calls the Shots
Following your injection, your body begins to slowly metabolize the ingredients in the injectable until there is none left in your system and your muscles return to their pre-injection state. Some people metabolize the ingredients within 12 weeks while others take longer, and they see their results last, in some cases, as long as six months.
Watch Your Body’s Pattern
As you continue to get injections you will begin to notice your body’s metabolizing pattern, and you will get a feel for how soon you will want and need to schedule your next appointment. Soon, it will become like clockwork, and you won’t have to watch your face, just your calendar. You’ll be able to schedule routine appointments at the time that works best to meet your aesthetic goals.
Where Should I Get Injections?
The best place to consider injections is the area of your face with the most noticeable amount of wrinkles. After you choose a primary location for injections, we can focus on secondary areas. From there, we can help you decide if you would benefit from Botox in other areas of your face and customize your treatment based on your ultimate aesthetic goals.
One of the most common areas of treatment for this injection is the forehead. Whether your forehead lines are mild to moderate or deep-set, injections in your forehead will remove all of the lines present. A forehead once defined by lines and wrinkles following your treatment can be smooth and make you appear younger and well-rested.
If you have laugh lines, you know that even though they represent all of the joy and happiness you’ve expressed over the years, you’d rather keep those memories in your mind rather than have evidence of them on your face. This treatment will help rid you of your laugh lines so that you can laugh and enjoy your life without worrying about wrinkles forming as a result.
The 11 Lines
Another popular area of treatment that seems to be a common problem among those seeking this anti-aging treatment is the area where the lines called 11’s develop. They form between your eyebrows above the bridge of your nose when you squint or furrow your brow. Constant repetition of this squinting or frowning can create deep-set lines that show up at rest. Injections in this area will temporarily remove those lines and give you a smoother, rested-looking appearance.
The Outer Eyes
The wrinkles that develop and are most noticeable when you smile are known as crow’s feet. These wrinkles are aging and can make you appear years older than you are. Injections in this particular area will remove these wrinkles temporarily and help your eye area appear more youthful.
The Eyebrow Region
Some people want to remedy drooping eyebrows that can develop as a result of the effect of gravity on the face. Injections in this area can lift the eyebrows and enhance your natural arch while creating a lifted, youthful appearance.
Taking the Next Step
If you’re ready to schedule this anti-aging treatment, whether for the first time, or if you’re due for your next routine visit, or you have a special event coming up, we can help you look your best, whatever the reason. Our experienced staff members will help you set up a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle. Contact us today at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine in Dothan, AL, and schedule your Botox appointment.