How Long Do Botox Treatments Last Compared With Other Non-Surgical Options

December 2nd, 2015 / Back to Blog »

botoxBotox is the best-known non-surgical option for treating lines and wrinkles on the face. While other options exist, Botox has proven effective for nearly thirty years and does not lose its effect with follow-up treatments. This means you can keep up your Botox treatments and maintain your youthful look.

But how long will the treatment itself last? The average Botox treatment will last for about 3 months. Some patients lose the effect sooner and others will notice little change for 4-5 months.

What About Other Non-Surgical Options?

Many Knoxville patients look to fillers such as Juvederm, Voluma, or Restylane to restore volume lost as they age. These fillers add hyaluronic acid (which is normally found in your tissues) to help add volume to the area they are injected. This results in firmer skin for 6-9 months; Voluma lasts up to 2 years.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

A more aggressive form of skin treatment involves using a laser to help tighten the top layers of the skin. Some laser skin treatments are very effective in tightening skin with little downtime other than some redness; these typically require 3-4 treatments to be optimally effective. Other laser treatments are incredibly effective with one treatment, but unlike Botox and fillers it can take a week or two to recover completely.

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Dr. Hall uses computer imaging to analyze your facial structure for a treatment plan unique to your problems. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and craniofacial specialist, Dr. Hall has extensive training in facial anatomy and understands how to target lines and wrinkles; he can design a customized non-surgical treatment to suit your goals.

For a consultation with Dr. Hall, call our Knoxville office at 865.973.9500 to schedule an appointment.