It has often been a matter of speculation for BOTOX® patients as to whether having regular treatment is more or less cost-effective in the long run.
Some people swear by regular treatments, feeling that it maintains and extends the benefit; while others suspect that promoting regular treatment is some kind of marketing ploy designed to make people have more, or else feel that the body may build up some kind of resistance, so that even more regular treatments are required.
So what is the evidence around this?
Research Study Results
Regular BOTOX® May Reduce Number of Treatments Needed
There is evidence that regular cosmetic injections do influence the need for frequency, allowing patients to have less treatment in the long run in order to maintain a benefit.
A study carried out by Dr Alastair Carruthers, published in Dermatologic Surgery (June 2015) showed that patients who regularly had BOTOX® wrinkle relaxing injections treatment for more than five years increased the time between treatments.
The international study looked at data of 194 patients who had received a total of 5,112 BOTOX® treatments. Findings included:
- The number of days between BOTOX® injections for frown lines (glabellar) went up by 36% over the course of 22 treatments – from 129 days to 176 days, or around 4 months to 6 months
- The number of days between BOTOX® injections for crow’s feet lines went up by 54% – from 136 to 209 – or around 4.5 months to nearly 7 months
- The average annual dose used to treat glabellar lines decreased by 9% over the 5 years, with the biggest change happening in the first 3
- 98.3% of those aged under 50 were very satisfied or mostly satisfied with the result of BOTOX® treatment
- 86.9% of all patients treated reported looking younger than their actual age
BOTOX® Treatment, Northampton
Dr John Tanqueray is an aesthetic practitioner who established his private practice in 2003 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. He has produced a very informative video for patients considering treatments such as BOTOX®, dermal fillers or laser treatment.
Video: Anti-wrinkle injections vs fillers vs laser – Top treatments explained
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre Founder, Dr John Tanqueray, explains how top cosmetic and anti-ageing skin treatments work:
- Anti-ageing injections – treat the ‘dynamic lines’ caused by movement e.g. in the upper face frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines. Results are gradual and last 3-4 months
- Dermal fillers – restore volume and provide lift and support within the skin. Can treat any area of the face including brow and temple. Gradual restoration is best
- Laser – ideal for hair reduction or broken thread veins. 80% reduction in facial veins is typical. Laser hair removal is better on dark hair colours
For More Information:
A consultation with an experienced skin specialist is the best place to start. This is an opportunity to discuss what you are looking to achieve and get all the relevant information on price, side effects, aftercare and results.
There is never any pressure to go ahead at Mulberry House Clinic, and consultations are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray himself, the doctor who would be carrying out cosmetic injections.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Dr John Tanqueray is a former GP who can assess and diagnose skin conditions from a medical perspective before suggesting the most appropriate treatments.
A private consultation is suggested in the first instance in order to facilitate a full discussion about the desired results as well as detailed facial and skin assessment. Find out more about first consultation.
For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please complete our contact form, call 01604 702630 or email: email@example.com.