Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments worldwide. It is a facial muscle relaxer with a reputation for producing fast, consistent results. But how long does Botox® take to work, and how long do the results last?
Botox® or botulinum toxin type A is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox® is FDA approved for treating moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. These are known as dynamic wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles are formed because of the repeated contraction of the facial muscles when you laugh, smile, or frown. Botox® can soften the appearance of these lines and give you a more youthful look.
Botox® can also treat other facial lines that develop due to age such as vertical lip lines and bunny lines.
Botox® works by blocking the transmission of signals from the nerves that cause the muscles to contract. When Botox® is injected beneath the skin it prevents the muscles from contracting as usual. This temporarily relaxes the muscles in the targeted area, so the skin becomes smoother, and wrinkles soften.
You should see a difference in the appearance of your skin about 3-4 days after your treatment. However, this time frame may vary depending on the treatment area, the amount of Botox® injected, the thickness of the muscle, and the size and depth of the wrinkles. The effects of Botox® appear quicker when it is used to treat fine lines like crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes.
The full results should be visible after about 14 days.
When Botox® is injected into the muscle, it takes time to be absorbed by the nerve cells and block the chemical messengers that cause the muscles to contract. That’s why it takes a few days for the results to show. However, patients are generally happy with their results as Botox® has a high rate of satisfaction.
The results of Botox® can last up to 4 months, but some people break down Botox® faster. The dosage injected and the treatment area also influence how long Botox® lasts.
If you would like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles such as crow’s feet and forehead lines, you may be a good candidate for Botox®. You should also be in good health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
If you want to get the best outcomes with Botox® and enjoy long-lasting results, you should choose a skilled, experienced injector.
At Total Dermatology, all Botox® injections are done by our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest. Dr. Pilest is a trainer for Allergan, the makers of Botox®. Dr. Pilest will target your muscles precisely and inject Botox® where you need it for maximum benefit.
If you would like to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and take a few years off your appearance, Botox® is a quick and simple treatment that provides quality results.
WOW! I went into my appointment with a negitive attitude. I have all of my cosmetic procedures done in Europe and have very high standards. Even though I came across skeptical, I was treated with patience and respect. I had PRP and Botox and am so impressed with the quality and results. It is so nice to have a doctor that knows what he’s doing!
DD, Happy Patient
Ready to experience Botox® for yourself? Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800 .
When it comes to your skin and your health, it really is all about what’s best for you. Total Dermatology understands this, which is why we offer versatile treatments with experienced and highly trained aesthetic professionals led by Dr. Nissan Pilest. Your Total Dermatology transformation awaits.