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How Often Can I Schedule Botox® Injections for Frown Lines?

How Often Can I Schedule Botox® Injections for Frown Lines?

Wrinkles — they happen to everyone eventually. Sure, genetics plays a role, as do sun exposure and collagen production, but sooner or later we all end up with lines and creases on our aging skin unless we do something about it.

That’s where Botox® comes in, smoothing out the deep lines caused by laughing, smiling, and frowning. 

And in the Roswell, Milton, and Alpharetta areas of Georgia, there’s no better place to get your Botox injections than Nexclin Medicine. Here, you have the peace of mind knowing that Dr. Naima Cheema, our triple-board certified physician, administers your treatments. Georgians near and far come to Nexclin Medicine for Dr. Cheema’s extensive experience and medical training, trusting her expertise and raving about the results. 

In fact, our Botox patients love their smoother look so much, they keep coming back for more. Here’s a look at how Botox works, how long it lasts, and when you need to schedule your next session.

Different types of wrinkles

Facial wrinkles come in two types, static and dynamic, and each takes a different approach.

Static wrinkles

Some wrinkles occur simply because your skin has lost volume, structure, and elasticity. These are called static wrinkles, and they cause textural issues, such as crepiness and fine lines that you can see when your face is at rest. 

The best way to get rid of static wrinkles is to replace the lost volume under the surface of your skin using dermal fillers. Dr. Cheema offers Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Belotero® brands, which allows her to choose the precise formula to address your unique skin issues.

Dynamic wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles appear when you move your face and contract your muscles. Over time, the contractions leave deep creases where your skin folds when you smile, frown, grimace, and squint. 

Botox works by preventing those expressive muscles from contracting, and therefore, stops your skin from creasing. It takes a skilled physician to target the precise muscles involved, so you get a smooth, natural look, which is why so many trust Dr. Cheema. 

How often do I need Botox?

The effects of your Botox injection are immediate — but they don’t last forever. Eventually, your body absorbs the neurotoxin and flushes it away. On average, Botox lasts about 3-4 months, although results vary.

The more you move your face, the faster you’ll metabolize the solution. The longevity of your results also depend on how much Botox you received in your injections, as smaller doses dissipate more quickly than larger doses. 

Dr. Cheema typically starts with a low dose so you can see if you like the results, and then she increases the amount at your next session. 

You can come in for another treatment as soon as you notice your dynamic wrinkles returning.

Create a Botox maintenance plan

Dr. Cheema doesn’t just inject Botox and send you on your way. She evaluates your skin and talks to you about your long-term goals. Based on your skin’s response to the first treatment, how long it lasted for you, and your personal aesthetic vision, Dr. Cheema develops a customized Botox maintenance plan that helps you keep the wrinkles at bay for good. 

In many cases, our patients find they can stretch the time between Botox injections because their muscles retrain themselves to contract less and less over time. 

If you’re ready to join the more than 5 million Americans who get Botox injections every year, schedule an appointment at Nexclin Medicine to ensure a safe and effective treatment every time. Call or click to book your Botox session. 

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