A new study from scientists at Oregon Health & Science University confirms what many patients have suspected for some time: After undergoing regular treatments with Botox, patient can space out the length of time between treatments without sacrificing results. In the study, 50 women between the ages of 30 and 50 underwent Botox injections every 4 months for 2 years. After that time, the patients only underwent injections every 6 months without sacrificing results. Furthermore, the study showed, as many patients suspect, that Botox is actually effective in preventing wrinkles from forming.
Treatments with Botox are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, with millions of patients treated annually. It is FDA-approved for treatment of glabellar frown lines (the “elevens” or wrinkles between the eyebrows) and is commonly used off-label for treatment of forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. This study demonstrates that patient’s undergoing chronic treatment can anticipate lowering the yearly cost of treatment after two years of regular treatments.
If you have questions regarding Botox or other facial injectables, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute at 214-827-2814.