How long does Botox last?

How long does Botox last?

Lately, you’ve been feeling insecure and anxious about your appearance.  It’s beginning to feel like life has beaten you down in more ways than one. Don’t worry here at Ciao Bella Aesthetics in Bristol we can help.

What is BOTOX?

Botulinum Toxin type A (Botox) is a muscle-relaxing agent. When injected into a specific area, it prevents the muscle from contracting. It’s this constant muscle contracting and relaxing that causes wrinkles to form. By limiting the movement of the muscle, the appearance of wrinkles and fines lines are minimized and sometimes even removed all together.

Furthermore, reduced movement in the muscle prevents new wrinkles from forming. By having regular Botox treatments at Ciao Bella Aesthetics in Bristol you can, therefore, prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

When will I see results?

The results of Botox treatments are typically visible within three to five days, although some patients may find it takes seven to ten days for the effects to become visible. Sometimes the results may require a review where more BOTOX may be added. This review is usually FREE from your practitioner and at Ciao Bella Aesthetics Bristol is included in your initial treatment price.

How long will my results last?

As we’re all so different, it’s impossible to say exactly how long your BOTOX will last for you. It really comes down to how quickly your body metabolises it, which could be faster or slower depending on a variety of factors such as lifestyle and metabolic rate. Botox is broken down naturally in the body and metabolised through the liver and kidneys. Generally, the results of Botox injections last for around four months. As the effects of your treatment begin to wear off, further Botox injections can be given to maintain the efficacy of the treatment. Once your first time Botox treatment is done, you’ll see that the results last between 3-4 months. During that time you’ll feel the full effects of your Botox, however around 2.5 months you’ll start to see the effects slowly wear off, so you may want to book in your next treatment around then to keep the maximum benefit of the Toxin.

Are there any side effects?

Botox is a relatively safer option for many people and has an FDA and UK’s MHRA’s approval. BOTOX has little to no side effects apart from slight bruising or minimal swelling, which typically resolve its own.

What classes as an area?

At Ciao Bella you can book a number of areas to be treated. Treatments are usually 1,2 or 3 areas but there is an option to add extra areas if required at the same appointment. The following are classed as areas that can be treated.

  • Frown
  • Forehead
  • Crows Feet
  • Bunny Lines
  • Gummy smile
  • Dimpled chin
  • Brow lift
  • Migranes

Additional information can be found here.

How to get the best Botox experience

Here at Ciao Bella Aesthetics Bristol we recommend you choose an experienced practitioner who has patient reviews openly available and a reputation for giving people a natural-looking result. During the consultation, be sure to ask how long they’ve been performing aesthetic injections and how they were trained. You may also like to check whether they are registered with a regulatory body such as the Care Quality Commission or Save Face.

Also, we recommend you always book in a review two weeks after treatment by which time the full effects of the treatment will be showing. That way if you’re not entirely happy with the result, your practitioner can make a small adjustment to even things out.

Long Term Benefits

Benefit of using Botox over the long term is that it delays the appearance of the aging process. Even if you stop after several years, your forehead muscles won’t have worked as rigorously as someone who hasn’t used Botox. The wrinkles won’t work overtime to reappear, so your forehead will still look younger.

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Anti Wrinkle

Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They’re also used to treat conditions such as neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.

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Lip enhancement is a procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips while still obtaining that natural look. Hyaluronic Acid is the base ingredient in dermal filler. It is used to provide hydration, volume and lubrication to soft tissue.