If you use Botox, you should use it regularity. It seems that Botox is like a lot of things that you must either use or you lose. For instance my wife is always insisting that I eat the left over food in the fridge or it will spoil. You need to use the gas in the gas can or else, after a few months of sitting around, it will also spoil.
Botox for your forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet in Seattle patients is another one of those deals. You have to keep going back every 3 to 4 months for another treatment so those crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles won’t come back. It is true that if you keep up your Botox every three months for a couple of years you do not have to back very often after that but you still have to go back. In other words, just a little maintenance is all that is required after a few years of getting your Botox regularly, but even then, you cannot just quit if you want the results
There are other similar things that you should use besides Botox that you will lose if you do not use them like physical fitness. Like Botox, physical fitness is clearly something you must keep up with or you will lose it as well.
There is a lot of evidence to show that there is very little reduction lung capacity for the first 10 days following inactivity in well-trained athletes. The decrease is faster if you are not a highly trained athlete. After 9 weeks of inactivity there is a drop of almost 20% in a trained athlete’s capacity to carry oxygen. After 11 weeks of no running studies demonstrate that this drops by over 25% from peak physical fitness! So, as you can see, you have very little to worry about if you must take a break from aerobic exercise for two weeks or less. Any deconditioning lost in that time is quickly made up. But, after two weeks of not training, significant reductions in fitness begin to occur and you’ll have about 2-8 weeks of training (depending on the length of inactivity) ahead of you to get back to your previous level of fitness. So, use it or lose it!
Botox for Forehead, Frown Lines and Crow’s Feet in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland
So why should you go back for Botox on a regular basis? If you use Botox to soften those wrinkles of your forehead that you do not like, make that frown and those frown lines a lot less menacing or eliminate them and make those smile wrinkles around your eyes that are also known as crow’s feet, then you know that your Botox will wear off in 3 to 4 months. Some patients say that is lasts longer for them but rest assured that their Botox is wearing off. It is a slow decline in efficacy and Botox does not wear off like you would turn off a switch.
If you let your Botox wear off or wait until after 4 months, you are allowing your muscles to start working and the three to four months of retraining your muscles not to work is lost.
Some patients come in saying that their Botox has worn off before the 3-month mark after a Botox treatment. This is especially true when they had Botox injections in their frown lines or #11’s. In some cases, this may be correct and in others it is because they did not get enough placed in their frown lines (Botox lasts longer when you get more) and in some cases, it is because their injector did not put it in the right place.
In our office, only the surgeons inject Botox. It is our philosophy that we know exactly where the muscle are (we operate on them all the time) and as a result we believe that we can give you the best Botox injection. This does not mean that there are some great mid level Botox injectors but if want to get the best chance of a good Botox result and not a botched Botox result, then you may want to pay a little more and have a surgeon do your injections.
Okay, it is time for me I should go eat the leftover food in the fridge, mow the lawn to burn off that old gas, work out and go get my Botox.