Botulinum toxin treatment is a good way to look youthful; however, only some are satisfied with the procedure’s outcome. This article will discuss how to make Botox wear off faster, reasons people want Botox to wear off, and frequently asked questions regarding the fillers.
Botulinum toxin injection is a safe, non-invasive way to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. The results of the treatment last for a while though not permanent. Some people are not satisfied with the results and want the treatment to fade quicker than the period it is said to last. There are various ways to make the treatment wear off quicker, including certain medications and practices; however, most of these practices are not scientifically proven; they have shown success over time.
Why People Want Botox to Wear off Faster
Botox complications; are serious effects that could compromise a patient’s health. Examples include droopy eyelids, asymmetrical smiles, breathing, and vision problems. (Mostafa, 2018) The complications could affect a patient’s daily routine, which is a reason for wanting the treatment to wear off quicker.
Undesired effect; some patients get the injection without information on the side effects that come after. Due to these, others want the treatment to fade off as soon as it is completed.
Overtreatment; too much product in the treated area could give an undesired look. These include a frozen face that appears unnatural. Such irreversible effects may tempt the client to promote that it is wearing off.
Ways to Make Botox Wear off Faster
Here are some ways to help with degrading the treatment before its desired time.
Intense exercise; strenuous workout increases the body’s metabolism, which will help to fade the treatment quicker. Exercise increases blood supply to the whole body, including the face.
Massaging your lips two weeks after treatment helps to break down the product allowing it to dissolve faster. Wait two weeks before massaging to prevent the product from moving to other areas around the injected place.
Two weeks after treatment will increase blood supply and flow in the injected area, causing the product to break down and wear off. Going for saunas, steam baths, and hot yoga also helps wear off.
Patients with stress often notice their Botulinum injection fading more quickly. Stress hormones increase metabolism, which helps to fade off the treatment. However, high-stress levels are not advised because they can harm your overall health.
Patients with less zinc in the body will break down the treatment quicker because the medication does not properly bind receptors in your system.
In cases such as droopy eyelids, the doctor prescribes drops that help to lift the muscle. The medication also helps dissolve the botulinum injection, which helps quicker wearing off.
Factors Affecting How Long Botox Will Last
Younger people have a higher metabolism than older people, which makes Botulinum toxic injection fade off faster. Older people tend to have deeper wrinkles, requiring more use to have desirable results; more toxins last longer.
The Injection Volume
The amount used, determines how long the treatment will last. A higher volume corresponds to a longer duration.
Type of Botox
Botulinum toxin exists in different types and brands Cunha et al. (2021). Good quality brands last longer than those that are legit. Before purchasing Botox, research the best brands and what they contain; always go for the quality.
If your skin has lost its elasticity, the treatment is likely to fade off quicker than those with elastic skin. Top-up has to be done frequently to maintain a youthful look.
Men tend to have stronger muscles than women. Botulinum toxin injection in men is likely to fade quicker than in women.
Area Being Treated
Areas such as crow’s feet tend to absorb Botulinum injection quicker than other areas. This is because more activity, such as blinking, breaks down the treatment quicker. The bigger the muscle, the quicker it is for Botulinum toxin to diminish.
The injection wears off more quickly in patients with a sedentary lifestyle. Strenuous exercise increases the flow of blood in all parts of the body. Healing is also faster for patients who are usually active.
The Number of Treatments Received
Patients with Botulinum toxin injections severally tend to have long-lasting results; this is because the muscle causing wrinkles becomes weaker with time.
Experience of the Cosmetic Doctor
How your injected treatment determines how long the Botulinum injection will last. If the product is injected too deep into the skin, it could cause bruising (Agarwal et al., 2018). In contrast, if injected near the surface, it could cause lumps. A qualified medical expert should inject in the right place.
Frequently Asked Questions on Botox
How is Botox Undone?
Botox cannot be undone or reversed. Your medical expert can alter it to get the desired result. Otherwise, patients must wait 4 months to have the toxic cleared from the muscles.
How Long Will Botox Take to Wear off Naturally?
Botox takes 3 to 5 months to wear off, depending on the area injected, the amount injected, and the type of Botox used.
Is It Okay to Stop Botox after Starting?
It is okay to stop if you are unsatisfied with the treatment. Your face will return to its natural state after the toxin wears off.
Suppose you plan to have a Botulinum toxin injection; research the procedure. Botox is an easy procedure but requires much clarity. Get a professional medical expert with experience in injection. The medical expert will guide you on what is required before, during, and after the procedure; this will reduce side effects and complications. Have realistic expectations about the procedure to avoid disappointment or undesired results. After treatment, speak to your cosmetic doctor in case of any side effects or concerns. Taking care of your skin is important for maintaining Botulinum toxin treatment.
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