How long does Botox last
BOTOX is an botulinum toxin type A.
The principle of action of botulinum toxin type A is to block the nerve conduction and inhibit the contraction movement of muscles. The time of metabolism of botulinum toxin type A in the body is 4-6 months, so the injection can be maintained for at least 4-6 months. After this point in time, it gradually returns to its pre-injection appearance. If you want to have the next injection, it is sufficient to exceed 6 months.
It is recommended that you go to the plastic surgery department of your local hospital first before you choose to inject, in the regular hospital for injection, both the doctor’s approach and the quality of the drug are guaranteed. In addition, after the injection of facial slimming injection within 6 hours, the injection area can not get wet, to avoid the occurrence of injection area infection. Do not drink and take anti-inflammatory drugs within 1 week after the injection, do not rub the injection site to avoid the drug diffusion too wide, affecting the injection effect. If any uncomfortable symptoms occur after the injection, do not deal with them at home by yourself, but go to the hospital promptly and let the doctor deal with them.
It depends on the area you want to improve and the degree to which you want to improve it. Generally speaking, the dose is about 8-16 U (units) for one area of expression lines, 30-60 U for face slimming and jawline lifting, 160-200 U for calf slimming, and 50-100 U for one area of hyperhidrosis. Some people like to have less wrinkles, the faster the calves or bite muscles are reduced, the more doses should be administered; some people like to have some wrinkles, or the shape of the legs/face change slowly to avoid being discovered and feel uncomfortable (in fact, the chance of being discovered is very low, and Botox is now a very normal maintenance method), then a smaller dose should be administered. If more doses are administered, the effect usually lasts longer and does not need to be administered more often; if less doses are administered, the effect usually lasts shorter and you need to return to the clinic more often for Botox.