Cut Back On Botox Without Reducing Results
By Marci Robin , Senior Online Editor |
Have you been using Botox for a couple of years? You may be able to save money by spreading out your injections and still see the results you're used to, according to a new study by Oregon Health & Science University.
"After two years of treatment at recommended intervals, patients can potentially cut the frequency, and thus the cost, of their Botox treatments by half," professor Roger A. Dailey, MD, FACS, reported at the recent meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. This finding counters the typical recommendation of injections every three months to maintain results.
"We found that after the patient receives Botox Cosmetic injections every four months for two years, the frequency of the injections can be changed to every six months and still achieve good results," Dailey explained. "This demonstrates patients have the ability to achieve good results with broader treatment schedules and ultimately at a lower overall treatment cost."
The study on 50 women between ages 30 and 50, made possible by an educational grant from Allergan, also confirmed that Botox has a prophylactic effect, not only eliminating lines between the eyebrows, but preventing them, as well.