Botox is one of those things that more and more people are starting to feel comfortable talking about. As an injection that is used to soften fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, Botox lasts an average of three to four months depending on the patient. If you have just started to get Botox injections from our West End Plastic Surgery office, then you may not be able to tell when you should come in again. Let’s take a closer look at some of the signs that you should look for.
Botox works by preventing the facial muscles from contracting, which in turn, leaves you with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. If you have noticed that you have facial movement again when you try to move your forehead or squint your eyes, then it’s a sign that your Botox is wearing off and that you need to get injections again.
To really check to see if your facial movement is back, stand in front of the mirror and try to crinkle your forehead to make horizontal lines. Do you see any lines or is your forehead still smooth? Do you have a hard time making this movement? If you can easily make this movement then your Botox has worn off and should be redone.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Another more obvious thing to look for is the reappearance of fine lines and wrinkles on our forehead and around your eyes. Even though Botox takes about 5 to 7 days to give patients real results, after that time period, your fine lines and wrinkles should be softened for another three to four months on average. If they have started to come back, then it’s time to schedule your next Botox appointment.
We can send you a Botox reminder after about three months for you to come into our office to get it redone. If, however, you don’t notice any of these signs after three months, then you can wait another month or so until it has started to wear off.