How Long Do BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Last?


With over 4 million Americans getting BOTOX® Cosmetic injections every year, a number that continues to grow yearly, you are probably considering getting BOTOX. After all, the general guidelines for BOTOX are to augment and aid a beautification process, not to alter the face beyond recognition. The results for BOTOX are now gentle, and natural-looking, allowing a few years to be taken off. Now being the best, safest, most cost-effective time to get BOTOX Cosmetic injections, it’s important to know more about BOTOX. Today we will focus on the duration of BOTOX Cosmetic injections and how long you can expect results to last. If you’re wondering about BOTOX, keep reading to find out more!

How Do BOTOX Cosmetic Injections Work? 

Before understanding the extent of time you can expect results to hold, it’s important to understand what BOTOX does to the body. BOTOX is a neurotoxin. Though don’t let the name scare you, it is just the scientific classification for certain chemicals, similar to how alcohol is scientifically classified as a “depressant”. BOTOX works by blocking signals between nerves, preventing muscles from contracting. This lack of contraction, especially when BOTOX is administered in facial areas, leads to a relaxation that smoothes out wrinkles and facial creases.

Are Results Immediate? 

No. In fact, generally speaking, for BOTOX to be able to impede dendritic function, otherwise known as stopping the nerves from being able to tell the muscles to contract, it takes BOTOX around 3-5 days to take effect. Then, it takes 4-5 additional days to be able to see full results; however, more time, up to 2 weeks is not out of the question.

How Long Do Results From BOTOX Cosmetic Injections Last? 

Results can vary owing to factors such as the injection site, your age, how you respond to the BOTOX, etc; however, in general, you can expect results to last 3-4 months. Though it should be noted that results can last far longer such as 4-6 months or last as little as 2 months. Some who undergo the procedure and maintain an injection schedule note that their results last longer with subsequent injections.

Ready To Learn More? 

Then come in for a consultation at David Bogue Plastic Surgery! Dr. Bogue and his staff have experience and a dedication toward care in order to be able to answer any questions you might have. Give us a call today at 561-886-1000!

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