botoxlady1If you are considering getting Botox injections in La Mesa, you are one among many who have thought of this popular form of surgery. Whether it’s crow’s feet or unwanted wrinkles that you want to get rid of, Botox is commonly chosen because it’s effective and immediate. Also, if you’re just trying it out, Botox for the first time-it’s not necessarily permanent. Because Botox is a semi-temporary treatment, La Mesa patients may wonder how often they will need injections. At Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, our team has a lot of information about treatment and how often you will need to touch up your face with injections.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is mostly used to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging. Botox itself is a form of botulinum toxin A, which is a drug. Botox is injected underneath the skin to produce the desired effect of a more youthful look. Once the drug is injected, Botox will either paralyze or relax the muscles in your face providing a smoother and tighter outer facial appearance. This is typically the coveted look that La Mesa patients want when seeking out Botox.

How Long Does Botox Last?

At Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, La Mesa plastic surgeon Dr. Susan Kaweski is highly skilled in Botox injections and can ensure a successful, efficient procedure. If you receive the injections by a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Susan Kaweski, your Botox should last approximately three to four months. For your first time receiving treatment, your Botox may last closer to three months. Although this is the approximate period for Botox, every surgeon is different. Depending on the surgeon, Botox can range in how long it last in terms of months.

How Often Will I Need to Have Injections?

Botox treatments are recommended for any La Mesa patients seeking a way to improve their facial features in an immediate way. However, Botox is not permanent, unlike other forms of surgery that can last a lifetime. Like other procedures, patients who get Botox want it to be a long-lasting treatment. Since Botox only last a couple of months, you will need to have injections from time to time to keep up your appearance. Getting injections before you see signs of your wrinkles returning is advised, as this will help keep your wrinkles from appearing on your face. The frequency of treatment varies depending on the amount your physician used on your last visit, how old you are, and other personal factors. As the normal time frame that Botox lasts is three to four months, it is advised that you see your plastic surgeon as frequently for injections.

If you have been thinking about moving forward and getting Botox as a treatment, feel free to reach out to us. Contact Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876 to speak with a professional and learn more about Botox.