Botox Montgomery AL is an FDA-approved injectable muscle relaxant that has been used for decades to help people improve their quality of life and appearance. This innovative prescription medication has a number of applications and is proudly offered at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL. Today, our aesthetic experts are taking a closer look at this treatment, including how soon the results become apparent and how long they usually last.
How Soon Do You See Results From Botox?
Typically, you can expect to see your Botox Montgomery AL within two to four days of your injections. However, you should understand it is only after two to four days that you will start seeing your results. It can take anywhere from 10 to 14 days for the final results of your injection session to become apparent.
Your treated muscles may feel a little different as soon as the medication is administered, but you shouldn’t expect to see your initial results right away because it will take a little while for the medication to spread throughout the treatment area and settle into some of the motor receptors in the treatment area. You shouldn’t expect to see your final results within the first 10 days because it takes your muscles time to relax once the hyperactivity ends.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
Botox Montgomery AL results can last anywhere from two to six months depending on the dose administered, the severity of your cosmetic concerns, the cosmetic concerns you are trying to treat, and a number of other factors. However, most of the time, the results of this treatment last between three and four months.
To help your results last as long as possible, you need to take care of your skin. The people who tend to enjoy the longest-lasting results don’t smoke, only drink alcohol in moderation, and wear sunscreen every day. You should also understand that your metabolism plays a significant role in how long your results will last. The higher your metabolism is, the sooner your body will metabolize the medication.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are a relatively healthy adult with concerns about the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. However, the FDA has not approved this treatment for every adult. There are some caveats you should be aware of regarding your potential qualification. For example, regardless of how healthy you are, you will not qualify for this treatment if you are pregnant or have breastfed in the past six months.
You will also be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you are currently taking an oral muscle relaxant. If you are currently taking an oral muscle relaxant and want to treat your dynamic wrinkles, you need to ask your prescribing doctor if it is safe for you to stop taking your medication temporarily. Also, you will not be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you can’t follow other preparation steps.
What Other Preparation Steps Will I Have to Follow?
Besides not taking oral muscle relaxants, one of the most important preparation steps you must be able to follow is not taking any blood thinners, including MAOIs and NSAIDs. If you have a heart condition and take daily NSAIDs to combat it, there is a good chance you will not be considered healthy enough to receive this treatment. It is also very important to wear sunscreen diligently for several weeks pre-treatment to ensure your skin is not burned.
If there is any skin irritation at the time of your appointment, regardless of whether it is caused by a sunburn, skin infection, or another cause, your appointment must be rescheduled. We cannot administer your injections if your skin is irritated. If you get oral herpes outbreaks regularly and want to treat problems around your mouth, take a complete course of antivirals in the days leading up to your appointment. You should also:
- Eat nutritiously
- Drink plenty of water
- Not smoke
- Not drink alcohol
- Minimize caffeine consumption
- Only consume sodium in moderation
What Should I Expect During My Treatment Session?
We will give you an in-depth explanation of what to expect during your initial consultation, but we’ll give you a brief overview now. You should expect your treatment to be completely comfortable and pain-free.
During your 30- to 45-minute injection session, we will administer your prescription medication with a tiny needle. If you don’t opt for the preemptive application of a topical numbing agent, you’ll only feel a little pressure as your skin is punctured. If you opt for a topical numbing cream, your session may take 10 to 15 minutes longer, but you won’t feel anything at all.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
You can feel confident that you will start to see the results of your injectable muscle relaxant treatment just two to four days after your injections are administered. However, it can take up to two weeks for the final results to become apparent. After that, your ideal results may last between three and four months but may last six. Contact us today at River Region Dermatology and Laser in Montgomery, AL to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.