New research suggests that patients getting regular Botox treatments can eventually reduce wrinkles with half as many sessions.
The research, conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, sought to determine whether less frequent Botox treatments could provide long-lasting reduction of the frown lines between the eyebrows. After a patient receives Botox injections every 4 months for 2 years, the frequency of treatments can be changed to 6 months with comparable wrinkle-reducing results and with high patient satisfaction.
So, if you like the effects of Botox, but if you hate having costly injections every 3 months, maybe you should reconsider. Try to stick with Botox 3-4 times per year for a couple of years, and then you'll probably be able to reduce your Botox treatments to just twice per year.
Oh, by the way, the study also confirmed the wrinkle-preventing effects of Botox. The study patients' wrinkles did not worsen while they used Botox. Since they could not create wrinkles, they never formed them in the first place. Terrific!