Botox injections are a popular and effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. But how long does it take for the effects of Botox to be seen? The answer depends on several factors, including the area treated, the dose of Botox, and the frequency of injection. In general, you can expect to see results from Botox within three to ten days after the injection. Oscar Trujillo, facial plastic surgeon at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, says most patients will see results within 10 to 14 days, but should wait the full 14 days to see maximum results.
The efficacy schedule is also affected by the dose of Botox. Melanie Palm, a certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, explains that the higher the dose given in an area, the longer the effect will be on the muscles. Botox is rapidly absorbed by the muscle. Gentle direct pressure is unlikely to cause Botox to migrate, but massage is more likely to cause it to spread more than desired.
To maintain the effect, you will need regular follow-up injections.Botox needs time to work because it must reach the cellular level of the muscle to block neurotransmitters in the nerve, which eventually causes muscle paralyzation. During your initial consultation at Spa 361 of the Institute of Dermatology and Skin Cancer, one of the licensed, qualified and experienced botox injectors will recommend a treatment plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals and maintain your beautiful results for as long as possible.Some patients may experience side effects after BOTOX injection, but these are usually relatively mild and go away quickly. While it ultimately depends on the patient, there are actually several advantages to continuing regular and consistent BOTOX injections.We talked to some experts to find out how long it takes for Botox to work and how long you can expect to see and feel the results. Learn everything you need to know about BOTOX therapy here, including what kind of results you can expect and how long they will last.