Admit it: You’re interested in trying out Botox® to smooth away forehead wrinkles and lines.

But you’re not exactly sure how long those exciting results may last. Is Botox® worth it? Or will you constantly be in and out of your Botox® provider’s office, getting maintenance injections?

Let’s take a closer look at how long Botox® lasts, as well as what else you can expect from your Botox® results.

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What to Expect from Your Botox® Results

1. Anticipate at least three months of results.

Botox® typically lasts for a minimum of three months; most people see their results last about four months before needing a maintenance injection.

2. Frequent users’ results may last longer.

Studies have shown that frequent Botox® users may see their results last longer. In many cases, regular Botox® fans tend to see their results last up to six months, making maintenance much less of an issue than with new Botox® users.

3. It may take a week or two to see results.

Most people are surprised when they don’t see results from their Botox® injections right away. That’s because Botox® takes a little time to settle, meaning you should expect to wait about a week before seeing your results.

4.  You should avoid excess body heat.

In the immediate days after your Botox® injection, you should avoid raising your body temperature too high, as it could cause the Botox® formula to spread to non-treated areas. Avoid working out or taking too-hot showers for at least 48 hours after your treatment.

5. Don’t rub your face.

Facial rubbing, like excess body heat, can cause the Botox® formula to spread out, which can dilute your final results.

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Is There a Way to Make Botox® Last Longer?

In addition to the tips above, there are certain steps you can take to make your Botox® results last longer, including:

  • Hydrating after your Botox® sessions
  • Getting your Botox® done by an experienced provider
  • Work your facial muscles immediately after your injection
  • Avoid too much sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen as often as possible

These tips can help prolong your results, but eventually, you’ll need to get maintenance treatments to continue enjoying a smoother, younger-looking face.

How Often Should I Make Botox® Appointments?

Your Botox® appointments should be set up based on the duration of your Botox® results, as this ensures you maintain a more natural appearance.

If you want to maintain your Botox® results, you should plan on making appointments every three to four months, or whenever you start to notice your results fade. If you’ve been getting Botox® for a while, you may be able to schedule your Botox® appointments every five to six months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

You’re a good candidate for Botox® injections if you have moderate forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines (frown lines), or crow’s feet around your eyes. 

Botox® shouldn’t be used on expectant or breastfeeding mothers. Be sure to tell your Botox® provider if you have bleeding disorders.

Is There a Right Age for Botox®?

When it comes to trying out Botox® for yourself, you don’t need to wait until you’re a certain age before making that appointment.

That’s because Botox® is designed to smooth away forehead wrinkles on anyone, not just older people. So if you’re in your early thirties but you have persistent frown lines, Botox® may still be a viable solution for you.

Botox® is increasingly being sought out by younger people, especially in the form of “Baby Botox®.” This treatment focuses on being a preventative anti-aging tool, as it uses small amounts of Botox® formula to stave off forehead wrinkles and lines for as long as possible.

As for the minimum age to try out Botox®, it’s recommended that Botox® clients be at least 18 years of age.

Will Botox® Actually Make Me Look Younger?

Botox® can be a great tool in your anti-aging arsenal because it helps smooth the very lines that can make people look:

  • Angry 
  • Tired
  • Frustrated
  • Sad
  • Fatigued
  • And more

If you have frown lines that won’t go away or you’re constantly told that you look tired or fatigued, you may see significant benefits from Botox® injections. Botox® can help fade those persistent wrinkles, thus helping you look bright, alert, and more well-rested.

And those are all the key elements of a youthful, revitalized appearance!

“Dr. M. has been my botox guy for years (over 10?) and he’s always awesome. The office is beautiful and modern and bright and clean, and the staff is super nice and supportive, particularly Polina – she’s the best. Dr. M. does an excellent job every time – I have never had to go back for a touchup. I’m always at ease and never feel rushed. No one likes getting needles in the face, but he makes it totally manageable and the results are flawless! I’m over 50 and no one knows.” *

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Want to learn more about Botox® treatments, including how long your results may last?

Schedule your consultation, or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

*Individual results may vary.