Does Botox® Last Forever?

Have you been seeking a non-surgical way to combat looking exhausted? As we get older, our skin begins to lose its elasticity, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Wrinkle relaxers, like Botox®, block the muscle from contracting to minimize the appearance of wrinkles you already have and prevent new ones from forming. Dr. Tenley K. Lawton has been using Botox® Cosmetic injections for years to gracefully minimize the effects of aging with no recovery or downtime.

Botox Newport Beach

What Is Botox®?

Botox® is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This minimally invasive treatment freezes the muscles in targeted areas, allowing wrinkles to relax and soften, which helps prevent new ones from forming. Botox® can treat the following dynamic wrinkles typically caused by facial expressions:

  • Forehead (worry) lines
  • Crows feet
  • Smile or frown lines

These treatments are great for maintaining a natural, youthful appearance. 

Minimal Downtime And Recovery

Since it doesn’t require anesthesia, you can expect to resume your normal activities immediately following the less than 30-minute procedure. In the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, like board-certified Dr. Lawton, bruising is less likely. Any residual swelling caused by the procedure should be gone within a few hours. You should avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas, so the toxin doesn’t migrate outside of the treatment area.

How Long Does It Last?

Noticeably smoother skin is attained within 4-7 days but may take up to two weeks for some patients. You may be concerned with appearing “frozen”, but these effects are avoided when treated by Newport Beach Botox specialist Dr. Lawton.

Botox Consultations Available

REQUEST A CONSULTATION

FDA-Approved For Temporary Wrinkle Reduction

Results can last 3 to 4 months depending on: the location of the injection, the amount of Botox injected, your age, the elasticity of your skin, and wrinkle depth. Botox® Cosmetic works to relax and weaken muscles over time. As a result, the more often you receive Botox®, the fewer treatments you’ll need to achieve the same effect. Patients have reported results lasting up to six months with regular treatments.

Preventing New Wrinkles

Keeping your skin healthy can be beneficial in preventing new wrinkles. A few steps you can take are:

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Avoid smoking
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use moisturizers
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Use gentle skin cleansers

Dr. Lawton may advise you on additional ways to protect your skin.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox® Cosmetic?

Men and women over the age of 21 seeking to reduce the visibility of lines and wrinkles are ideal candidates. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding or have certain neuromuscular conditions should avoid muscle relaxing injections.

When Should I Get Touch-Ups?

Receiving Botox® Cosmetic treatments too soon can produce “overdone” results. To determine how frequently you can safely receive injections, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tenley K. Lawton. As an experienced surgeon, she can work with you to customize the best treatment plan for natural-looking results.

I have been seeing Nurse Jan for a long time. She is the absolute best injector of botox. I would recommend everyone in Orange County who uses botox today or plans to, should schedule an appointment. I am so glad she is working with the best Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon!

View More Patient Reviews

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Botox? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-4597 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

 

*Individual Results May Vary

2019-12-04T06:22:20+00:00
CallEmail GalleryDirections