BOTOX® works by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. The effects of this treatment are not immediate but manifest within a few days after your injections. By around two weeks, you will notice a change in the way that the muscles in the treated area contract when you make facial movements. From that point on, the wrinkles in the treated area start to become softer. Eventually, these wrinkles decrease and virtually disappear. To get the best result from BOTOX®, you need to have treatments performed regularly. Doing this will keep your facial muscles relaxed all the time, and by extension, it will relax the skin. We can help you find out if this treatment is right for you at our center in Tulsa.
The way that BOTOX® reacts with each person is a little bit different simply because everyone’s wrinkles are different. Dynamic wrinkles often lead to static wrinkles. So, it may take a couple of months before you see the static wrinkles that were caused by the dynamic movement of your facial muscles start to disappear.
To get the best results from this treatment, you should start using it right when you see your face developing dynamic wrinkles. Once that happens, you need to touch up your BOTOX® treatment every three to five months. If you are just starting to see these wrinkles form on your forehead, they will start to disappear within the first year.
In some cases, dynamic wrinkles have been left untreated so long that they become deeply etched into your skin. Part of getting the best results from BOTOX® is getting the appropriate dosage. If your muscles are not properly treated and harsh muscle contractions are still allowed, you may not end up with optimal results.
When judging the effectiveness of your BOTOX® treatments, it’s good to remember that no two people are exactly the same. You might have a friend or family member who used BOTOX® and had complete results in just a couple of months. On the other end of the spectrum, you might have a friend who received the same treatment, but it took them up to a year to get the results they wanted. This does not mean that you will have the same experience.
It’s important that you communicate well with the cosmetic medical professional who is performing your treatments. We will be able to monitor your results and let you know how well you are progressing.
No matter what, don’t give up. The fact that more than three million BOTOX® injections are given on an annual basis is proof in itself that this treatment does work. It has helped many people with their dynamic wrinkles, and it can help you.