Always keep in mind the importance of keeping up on your botox appointments. Nothing perfect lasts forever, and that same concept applies to facial fillers. When patients return to us after several months concerned that their Botox injections are beginning to become subdued, we assure them this is entirely normal.
Following your initial dose, new muscles are recruited to come into play on your face. Many of the on-air personalities that we work with are familiar with this course of action and make sure to scheduale appointments in order to get in front of cracking or unwanted muscle action.
Keeping up on your botox is essential in making sure you get the most out of your procedure. Watch this week’s featured video with Dr. Steven Davis as he explains to a patient this lengthy process.
So here’s the thing. One of the reasons why we always tell everybody about keeping up on their Botox, isn’t so much because we want you to come back so frequently. The problem, and that’s what I think one of the things happens is, when all the Botox completely goes away from your system.
That two, let’s say 10 day, two week period when certain muscles have been injected with Botox and they’re starting to get like, put to rest. Other muscles that want to help you do an animation that you were use to doing with those muscles that were just put to rest, it takes a little bit of time for those other muscles to accommodate. And you recruit them to make you do the animation you wanna do. So let me give you an example.
When we inject the crow’s feet here and you go out in the sun, you not gonna have a very easy time in the beginning. Squinting with that bright sun. Within about two weeks though, magically this area still looks great but you’re able to squint a little better than you were before. And that’s because you’ve recruited additional muscles in areas around that zone but that weren’t injected with Botox. And those muscles help do the animation that you’re trying to do. And that’s what happens here as well.
When we trying to get it so that there’s not a wrinkle on you face. In the beginning it may be a little cumbersome because it’s gonna stop you from doing certain animations. But ones that kinda kicks in, it’s probably about a two week period. Other muscles that haven’t been injected, if it’s done properly, will help you do things that you need to do so that it doesn’t feel awkward.
Here’s the point though, if you let that whole bunch of six months go by and now you have no more Botox in that area, you’re gonna need that same 10 day, two week period again to ramp up. If you come back within three to four months even though you may not need the Botox yet because there’s still some working, you’ll never really have that 10 day, two week period that you have to go through that.
And we know that this works because a lot of the on-air TV personalities that we inject always come in when they start to see the beginnings of cracking or muscle action. Because they know they don’t wanna look any different tomorrow night, lets say than they did last week.
So they don’t want that two week period of when things look odd. So that’s why I’m saying, keeping up on it is probably more so from the standpoint that if you don’t want everybody to know you just did your Botox or something. It’s probably better to always have that three, four month planned out. So you don’t go through that 10 day, two week period of awkwardness.
Dr. Steven Davis of Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey wants to ensure the comfort of all patients, which begins with education. We hope our video series can provide useful information for those with upcoming appointments or interested in the behind-the-scenes action of plastic surgery.
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