Well, all you need is a Botox® treatment once in a few months, depending on your needs. Many patients see improvements within several days after the injections, but the results will usually last about three to four months at which point the muscle action will gradually return. After which, the lines and wrinkles will also reappear gradually.
One good news is that over time, these repeated injections would cause the lines and wrinkles to become less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.
Will I enjoy long-term results if I have regular Botox® injections?
Some research study has shown that getting more Botox® before it has completely worn off is definitely more effective for wrinkle reduction. It is all about timing and getting Botox® treatments at regular intervals. Dr Marco will be able to customize for you a long term wrinkle reduction / prevention programme that caters specially to your skin type and treatment needs. This way, you can rest assure that your every dollar is maximized for the best outcome from each treatment. If you want, our team will also give you timely reminders when it is time for your next Botox® injection!
What if I run into financial difficulty and cannot do regular Botox® injections?
It is not advisable to acquire Botox® treatment if you are running into financial difficulty. With or without Botox®, the basics of good skincare should still be followed: hydration, healthy diet, regular exercise, limit sun exposure, avoid smoking, adequate sleep and stress reduction. These are basic guidelines for the fundamentals of good skincare. It will ultimately help your skin to look better twenty years from now and Botox® injections will be a bonus to reverse ageing. The balancing of cosmetic benefit versus the cost of Botox® injections is a personal decision. Speak to Dr Marco so that he can better advise you on the benefits of Botox® to help you make an informed decision.
What if I decide to stop Botox® treatments?
Each individual will experience the effects of Botox® differently. This includes ceasing the treatment after repeated Botox® programmes. Upon stopping Botox® treatment, the areas where you got Botox® injected will gradually return to its original state and you will experience more freedom in movement in those areas.
Botox® does not stop ageing hence; naturally the older you get the more wrinkles you will develop. A misconception amongst patients is that by stopping Botox® treatments, you will look worse than before. This is not true as you will only revert back to your pre-treatment days. You can always opt to go back to Botox® later if you choose to do so. It is important to seek professional advice before you decide to embark on Botox® treatment programmes.
To learn more about Botox® treatment programmes, do contact us at:
Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery
Tel: +65 64648075
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure