After your first treatment, Palep says you may experience a slight feeling of tightness or heaviness, which will decrease in 1 or 2 weeks. You can usually tell that Botox is starting to wear off when you can see dynamic lines again with movement. When deep wrinkles appear on your forehead, it is usually due to one of two things. The first, which is a common reason for treatment, is the hyperactive muscles of the expression.
The second reason for deep wrinkles is because you have heavy eyebrows or eyelids. The forehead tries to lift them up. This is the patient who needs to be injected very carefully, since they can drop their eyebrows and eyelids creating this feeling of heaviness. To be safe with these patients, you should use smaller amounts and stay well above your forehead so that there is some activity left.
To answer your question, the feeling of heaviness will last as long as Botox lasts (although some say it may improve in the first month). Botox typically lasts more than 3 months. Some people will have the feeling of tightness as a result of muscle paralysis. If this is the reason you have the feeling of tightness, it will follow the same course as heaviness.
If you have been injected recently, sometimes the volume you are injecting can create a tight feeling, but this should go away within a few days of injection. If you are already having the feeling of heaviness, it is more likely that it is related to the action of Botox. The results of Botox last between 2 and 6 months; the average result lasts about 3 to 4 months. Why does Botox eventually stop working? Your body produces new neurotransmitters all the time, so the “blocking” effect of Botox gradually wears off as these chemicals begin to circulate back into the body.
Muscles are no longer inhibited. The effects of Botox injections for facial aesthetics usually last four to six months. Symptoms are reported as mild or moderate and usually last from a few days to two weeks. Rest assured that heavy eyebrows after Botox are temporary; the feeling of heaviness will completely disappear once the Botox disappears in 3 months.
But it usually becomes less noticeable after a week or two. If this has happened to you, be sure to tell your doctor that this happened the next time you take Botox, so they can adjust your treatment to prevent this problem in the future. Many variables can cause your Botox injections to last a shorter period of time. Probably the most common treatment for lip lines in my practice is the combination of dermal fillers (Restylane or Juvederm) and Botox.
You may also experience a feeling of tightness, a difference in the range of expressions, and slight changes in the way your face responds when you raise your eyebrows. It's not recommended to get Botox shots at the same time you're trying to get pregnant since no studies have been done on Botox and pregnancy. You should always go to an experienced, board-certified dermatologist or surgeon for any medical procedure, and cosmetic or therapeutic Botox is no exception. Botox has also been used safely and effectively for more than 20 years to treat ophthalmic and neurological disorders.
When treating with less Botox on the forehead, the duration of action is somewhat lower, but the results are more natural. Most doctors will recommend that you do not use Botox if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or are allergic to cow's milk protein. Immediately after Botox injections, you may feel a slight residual stinging from the injection.