Results of a research study unveiled at the meeting of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon on April 24 in Washington, D.C show that after two years of Botox treatment, patients can potentially cut the frequency of their Botox treatments into half.
Although the research was sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Allergen, Inc., the maker of Botox Cosmetic, the study is worth a second look. If indeed Botox injections have a wrinkle preventing effect, it would mean a huge influx of Botox patients in the upcoming years.
The research study mentioned above included 50 women between the ages of 30 to 50 years of age. These 50 women were given Botox injections every four months for two years. Eventually these women reduced their frequency to once every six months and they still showed reduction in wrinkle formation.
More clinical studies will be required to demonstrate that these results are repeatable. But as I mentioned above, if Botox can indeed create a wrinkle prevention effect, more and more people will begin taking advantage of this treatment in the upcoming years.