What is Botox Treatment?
Botox tops the list of non-surgical cosmetic methods performed in the United States. The treatment is utilized to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, scowl lines, and other visible signs of aging in the face.
Plus, a Botox treatment only requires minutes, and there's no downtime after the procedure. For those who are considering Botox or other non-surgical facial revival medications, free consultation on your first visit with Dr. Grace Candelario of Wellness with Dr. Grace By Rejuvmed Clinic is the answer.
This consultation visit permits Dr. Grace to perform a full assessment with the client if she/he qualifies for Botox and other wellness treatments. Moreover, it gives Dr. Grace an opportunity to educate patients about Botox — and Botox touch-ups.
What is a Touch-Up or Refinement for Botox?
Touch-up or refinement, is a few additional botox units ideally applied within two (2) weeks after the initial Botox treatment. By definition, touch-up is a few units (less than 10 units) and meant only to refine stubborn wrinkles in areas of treatment. This is with the understanding that a sufficient number of units was applied at the initial treatment as recommended by Dr. Grace.
It is important to recognize that too little botox is a setup for unsatisfactory results. This is like spreading a teaspoonful of peanut butter on a loaf of bread. This is why consultation prior to Botox treatment is highly recommended.
The results of a Botox treatment generally become visible within 3 to 5 days, with the full effect of the treatment showing in 2 weeks.
Whenever you are doing injectables, bruising is always a possibility. We always recommend that our patients don't take blood thinners for a couple of days leading up to their appointment, this way it can lessen the chances. The bruising should go away within a few days.
There are several reasons why a Botox touch-up is performed. If Botox is applied to the neck, or jawline, forehead, lips, eyes, and does not improve the facial appearance, additional units of Botox may be required for a patient to accomplish their treatment goals. Or, if certain muscles in the face are not changed by Botox, touch-up injections to specific areas of the face can aid the patient’s goals to achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
How Long Does Botox Last?
A Botox treatment typically delivers results that last three to four months. Yet, everyone is different. In some instances, Botox wears off sooner than expected and another set of Botox treatments may be necessary sooner.
Botox Touch-Up Within Two Weeks: What You Need to know
Patients who go through Botox treatment ought to anticipate seeing the complete result of treatment after 2 weeks. In any case, there are no changes in their facial appearance within two weeks, a Botox touch-up or refinement can be performed. At this point, Dr. Candelario can evaluate and help the patient decide if she/he needs additional units for a touch-up treatment. Dr. Grace can help identify or personalize each Botox touch-up treatment. Thus, each Botox touch-up treatment is tailored for each patient and is different.
The ideal number of units for a touch-up is a maximum of 10 units. because more than 10 units are considered a full treatment. The patient may receive a touch-up for Botox that involves injections into one or more areas of the face.
Following a touch-up for Botox, patient results are monitored. If the patient’s facial appearance does not improve, further evaluation and another set of Botox procedures and other facial rejuvenation services may be required.
Botox Touch-Up After Two Months: What You Must Know
Another set of Botox treatment may be necessary around two months after treatment, due to the fact that the injectable impacts have worn off.
The impacts of Botox will vanish quicker than anticipated due to some factors. In the event that a patient’s Botox dose is inadequate, their Botox treatment is not likely to last as expected.
Moreover, if Botox is performed by an inexperienced injector, it may be strenuous to achieve long-lasting results.
Botox’s timeline depends on the patient’s metabolism, the amount of Botox administered, and other factors. Meanwhile, there are numerous signs that the impacts of Botox are wearing off, such as:
Facial lines and wrinkles reappear
Skin is not smooth
The patient looks more seasoned than their real age
Dr. Grace can evaluate a Botox patient following their first treatment. If a patient finds their Botox results start to fade at two months after treatment, she can perform a second treatment. Dr. Grace can also tailor a Botox treatment program’s schedule to her patient. That way, the patient can receive the right amount of Botox at different intervals and maximize their treatment results.
What Is the Price of a Botox Touch-Up?
The price of a Botox touch-up changes based on the amount of Botox required and other components. The maximum number is ten (10) units for the Touch-up treatment and must be done within two weeks after the first treatment.
Dr. Grace talks about the price of a touch-up for Botox with the patient before she gives treatment.
How to Make Botox Last Longer?
Dr. Grace offers tips to assist patients to make the botox result last longer.
These tips include:
1. Apply a Topical Cream to the Treatment Area Botox may be utilized in combination with a topical cream to restore the facial appearance. A topical cream can contain vitamin C and other ingredients that help rejuvenate skin wellbeing.
As a result, the cream may help a patient at the same time revitalize their skin and get the most excellent result from Botox injections.
2. Avoid Sun Exposure
Direct daylight drives blood circulation and causes blood vessels to scatter, constraining the viability of Botox. Subsequently, patients ought to wear a cap, shades, and sunscreen that gives both UV A and B assurance after treatment.
3. Avoid Strenuous Exercise
Strenuous exercise can cause Botox to process more quickly. It can also lead to increased facial muscle contractions that hinder the performance of Botox injections. As such, patients should avoid long periods of exercise, so they can extend the results of Botox.
4. Keep a Healthy Diet
Processed foods and sugary sweets can impact a Botox patient’s physical health and skin. These foods should be avoided; instead, they can be replaced with nutrient-rich alternatives that promote physical wellbeing and skin hydration.
5. Avoid Stress
Stress can advance the natural aging process, as well as speed up Botox’s lifespan. To avoid stress, Botox patients can practice mindfulness activities like yoga or journaling.
Do I Need a Botox Touch-Up?
Dr. Grace can meet with a patient to determine if a Botox touch-up can be beneficial. The consultation allows Dr. Grace to explore the results of a patient’s previous Botox injections. If Dr. Grace determines a touch-up for Botox is suitable, she can perform the treatment. Dr. Grace can also develop a personalized Botox treatment plan for her patient.
For patients who are considering a Botox touch-up, Dr. Grace is available to discuss treatment options. To learn more or to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Grace, please contact us online or call us today at 732-517-7744.
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