There are a few different factors that go into deciding whether or not you want to commit to a treatment like Botox. (Will it hurt? Can I go back to work the next day? Will I still be able to move my eyebrows?) One of the number-one things to consider: How long the results will actually last.
The general consensus among dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons? It typically lasts between three to four months (and up to six for some folks). At this point, the muscles start to regain motion and fine lines and wrinkles begin to reappear gradually. (So, rest assured, you won’t wake up at the four-month mark with a face full of lines.)
Note: First-time users may see their results fade faster because it takes some time for your facial muscles to get conditioned to the Botox. The flip side is that over time, you’ll need fewer treatments because the muscles have been trained to relax for longer periods.
So make an appointment in March, and if you like the results, book a follow-up in July or August. Done and done.