Botox is a neurotoxin that is used to relax muscles, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It is most commonly injected around the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet for a more youthful look, and to reduce the appearance of tired-looking eyes. How long does Botox last around the eyes, though? To find out more about Botox, read our helpful guide below.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a neurotoxin that is commonly used for cosmetic purposes to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the appearance of ageing skin. Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles of the face. This leads to the targeted areas relaxing and softening, which produces a reduction of wrinkles.
Botox can also be used for medical purposes and has been known to treat muscle spasms, excessive sweating, migraines, and some bladder and bowel disorders.
How long does Botox around the eyes last?
Botox injections around the eye area normally last between three and four months. However, the duration can vary depending on several factors, including the patient’s metabolism, the amount that is injected, and the technique used by the aesthetician.
It is important to note that the effects of Botox are not permanent and top-up treatments are necessary to maintain the results over a longer period of time.
Factors that can affect Botox duration
While Botox normally lasts around three to four months, there are a number of factors that can actually affect the duration of the treatment. They include:
- Amount injected
- Location of injections
Individuals with a faster metabolism may experience the effects of Botox for a shorter period of time. To combat this issue, patients would require more treatment spaced closer together to maintain the desired results.
The amount of Botox injected will also affect the duration of its effects. Patients who receive larger injections may experience the effects of Botox for a longer period of time, and vice versa.
Location of injections
The location of the injections will also affect the duration of Botox. Injections in areas with more movement, such as the forehead, may experience the effects for a shorter period of time.
Botox at Fox Pharma
Botox is a safe and effective treatment for those seeking a more youthful-looking appearance. At Fox Pharma, we have a wide range of toxins and aesthetic treatments. Browse our impressive stock which includes chemical peels, fat dissolvers, threads and more.
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