Botox is a fantastic treatment for reducing wrinkles over time. But the catch with Botox is that if you want results, it requires consistency. We’re not just talking about scheduling regular appointments, though this is super important. There’s a range of other things you should be consistent about in order to get the most out of your Botox treatment.

Here are the most common blunders we usually see, and the things to avoid doing if you’re serious about the longevity of your Botox results and the overall quality of your skin. Follow this advice to make the most out of your investment.

1. Inconsistent Botox appointments

There’s a fine balance when it comes to scheduling your subsequent Botox treatments. You don’t want to book too soon but you also don’t want to let things go too long and book too late.

We recommend booking your Botox treatments every 3-4 months.


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Some early studies show that coming in too frequently and/or under-dosing your neurotoxin treatment may increase your likelihood of becoming a secondary non-responder.

In other words, you’ll benefit from your very first Botox injection treatment, but by not being consistent for your subsequent treatments, coming back too soon, or coming back too late, may result in the treatment not working for you at all over time.

2. Not complementing Botox with in-clinic treatments and at-home skincare

Botox and any other neurotoxins primarily address fine lines and wrinkles. These are not treatments that improve the overall quality of your skin. Botox won’t do anything for sun damage, acne, texture, thickness, volume, etc.

So be sure to keep up both your in-clinic and at-home skincare routine. Get a peel or beauty booster treatment right before your Botox appointment, and make sure you’ve got some top notch skincare products that you’re using at home.


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This is especially important at night. Using a great cleanser to take any make up off before you got to bed and applying your night time skincare is essential, because at night when you sleep is when your products work best to rejuvenate that skin.

But your morning routine is important too! Don’t leave the house without that SPF applied!

3. Bouncing around to different clinics

If you’ve had a complication before or perhaps you didn’t love your last Botox treatment… it’s really easy to want to ditch the clinic altogether and go somewhere else. Don’t do this! It’s more than likely that your clinic will get it right the next time.

Botox is a drug that requires unique dosing possibly every time. Sometimes you need more, sometimes you might need a little less—it really depends on how you are reacting to the neuromodulator.

In addition, the clinic you’ve been consistently going to has your whole chart and dosing history, so they have the information they need to understand what you need at your subsequent appointments.

That being said, if you’re getting consistently bad outcomes, of course, leave! 🚪🏃‍♀️💨

Ask for your chart and bring it to your next clinic. Your medical history belongs to you. You can ask for it any time.