How Long Does Botox Last?

If you’re bothered by facial wrinkles, you may have considered Botox, one of the most popular anti-aging treatments on the market. It’s been approved by the FDA to smooth out signs of aging in the forehead, eye, and lip areas. Botox can help restore your youth and confidence, just like it has for millions of people across the country. So how long do Botox results last? Keep reading to find out.

A woman before and after Botox injections in Melbourne, FL

How Does Botox Work

Botox is formulated with botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator which can reduce dynamic wrinkles or the wrinkles that occur every time you make facial expressions. It differs from wrinkle creams and other treatments you may have tried because it can block muscular signals. When this happens, your face won’t contract and cause wrinkles. 

Fortunately, the treatment is painless and you can return to work and your daily activities right away. It can be completed in less than a half hour so you can receive it on your lunch break if you wish. 

Botox is Long-Lasting But Not Permanent 

Even though Botox is not a permanent solution to dynamic wrinkles, it will leave you long-lasting results. While results may last anywhere between three to six months, most patients enjoy three to four months of smooth, youthful skin. 

The strength of your facial muscles as well as the severity of your wrinkles will determine how long your results will last. Fortunately, the effects of Botox do not disappear overnight. They war off gradually so you’ll know when you’re due for additional treatments. We encourage you to return to us for Botox treatments as soon as your results start to fade. 


Good Candidates for Botox

If you’re bothered by dynamic wrinkles on your face, you may be a good candidate for Botox. You may also opt for Botox treatments if you’re a younger man or woman who wishes to be proactive and prevent dynamic wrinkles from developing. Additionally, you may want to receive Botox if you struggle with frequent migraine headaches. Note that while Botox can smooth out your dynamic wrinkles, it’s not always an effective treatment if you’re concerned about wrinkles that are very deep or have popped up as a result of the sun or other environmental factors.



*Individual results may vary

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*Individual results may vary