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How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox is one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments and can effectively, safely, and efficiency eradicate wrinkles and lines. While the procedure produces extremely natural and desirable results, Botox benefits are temporary.

Therefore, patients considering cosmetic injections often want to know what they can expect from Botox’s longevity.

So, how long does Botox last?

Here’s everything you need to know.

How Quickly Will Botox Take Effect?

While Botox can non-surgically and quickly smooth lines and rejuvenate skin, results are not immediate. It can take three-to-five days after your treatment to see visible relaxation of wrinkles, and up to 14 days, to experience full effects.

Additionally, onset may be somewhat delayed for patients with stronger facial muscles or very deep, static lines.

How Long Does Botox Last?

After undergoing Botox injections, patients can enjoy wrinkle reduction and a refreshed appearance for up to three-to-four months.

It’s important to note that it may take multiple treatments to retrain muscles away from certain facial movements and expressions and produce the desired degree of relaxation.

That being said, over time Botox results can last longer and you may require less frequent sessions to maintain treatment benefits.

What Factors Can Affect Longevity of Botox Results?

In addition to wanting to know, “How long does Botox last?” many patients may also be wondering what factors can affect longevity of results.

Dilution is an important component of the efficacy and duration of Botox results. While it’s common practice to dilute the powdered product with one-to-three cc of saline solution, over-diluting Botox (a practice favored by unethical injectors) can shorten its lifespan.

Similarly, freshness matters, and Botox should be injected within 24 hours of mixing with saline.

The patient’s metabolism is another thing that can impact how long Botox lasts. Athletic individuals are more likely to metabolize the product at a more rapid rate, which means results fade faster.

Dosage, an individual’s age, and the condition being treated can also affect the longevity of Botox results.

If you are considering Botox, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Tina West.