Hello beauty enthusiasts! I’m Jen Bullock, Nurse Practitioner at Illume Aesthetics, and today I’m spilling the secrets on how to make your Botox last not just a little longer, but a lot longer. The number one concern I hear is about Botox not lasting as long as desired. Let’s dive into the three key reasons and how you can unlock the secrets to prolonged Botox bliss.
Reason #1: Dose Equals Effect
The first culprit behind Botox’s shorter duration is undertreatment. Many individuals base their dosing on budget concerns or a fear of unnatural results. Here’s the scoop: Botox’s effectiveness is directly tied to its dose. Prescribed doses, approximately 20 units to the glabellar, 20 units across the forehead, and 12 on either side of the crow’s feet provide about four months of duration. Undertreating may give you three months of results, but you could achieve even better and longer-lasting effects by following our recommended dosage. Botox placement is strategic, relaxing muscles to maximize the impact. The ‘look of three’ concept involves treating the forehead, glabellar complex, and crow’s feet with at least 64 units every three to four months for optimal and sustained results.
Reason #2: Combat Zinc Deficiency
The second factor affecting Botox duration is Zinc deficiency, often linked to stress. Modern life’s stressors deplete Zinc levels, impacting the stabilization of the Botox protein. Research supports the correlation between Zinc deficiency and shortened Botox life. As a proactive measure, we recommend an over-the-counter Zinc supplement for daily intake. Not only is it beneficial for overall health, but it also enhances the effectiveness of neuromodulators over time. Jen’s personal experience with Zinc supplementation resulted in an impressive extension of Botox duration from 10 weeks to about four and a half months.
Reason #3: Mastering Post-Care
The third contributor to Botox wearing off quickly is improper post-care. Vigorous face washing and activities that displace the Botox from the treated areas can impact results. A gentle post-care routine is crucial to preserving the effectiveness of the treatment.
As we explore the ‘look of three’ concept, treating the forehead, glabellar complex, and crow’s feet collectively produces a synergistic effect, leading to superior and prolonged results. Illume Aesthetics is committed to sharing the latest research, ensuring our clients benefit from the most effective practices. Have questions or want to learn more about the ‘look of three’? Drop your queries in the comments or schedule a consultation. We’re here to guide you on your personalized Botox journey.