Patients can cut back on Botox treatments after a while

July 25, 2011

Patients can cut back on Botox treatments after a while 25 July 2011
Patients can cut back on Botox treatments after a while 25 July 2011

New research conducted by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute finds that individuals who receive Botox injections on a regular basis for two years can let more time lapse between treatments without sacrificing their results.

Researchers followed 50 women between the ages of 30 and 50 who were getting the injectable treatment every four months for two years. They found that after the initial two-year period, they were able to maintain good results when spacing the injections out to six months apart.

"This demonstrates patients have the ability to achieve good results with broader treatment schedules and ultimately at a lower overall treatment cost," said OHSU professor Dr. Roger A. Dailey.

The study also revealed that the injectable helps to prevent wrinkles from forming.

Botox is a commonly used injectable that offers patients a non-invasive way to improve facial appearance by reducing wrinkles.

It was the first neurotoxin to be approved for cosmetic use in the U.S. and works by temporarily weakening or paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles.

While there are several options available when it comes to injectable treatments, experts recommend speaking with an ASAPS member physician to discuss your areas of concern, and to hear the options they suggest before making a decision.


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