How Long Does Botox® Last?

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.

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!

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

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.

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