How Long Does Botox Last

Updated: Aug 1

Each treatment lasts from three to five months depending on which areas of your face were treated with it before it wears off.

Botox is an injectable cosmetic product that temporarily interrupts the nerve impulses that control facial muscles. It is used to smooth out wrinkles or remove crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead, and mouth. Botox can also be used to treat some types of migraine.


Botox is made by Allergan, Inc. The company is located in Irvine, California. It produces prescription drugs for eye disorders affecting the eyelid, Botox cosmetic for skin care and migraine attacks.


Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles to appear on your face. It takes an hour or two after being injected to take effect. Your wrinkles should begin smoothing out immediately after treatment and you will look younger and fresher as a result of this drug working at its peak within three to seven days of Botox treatment, but it’s not permanent as it lasts from three to five months, depending on where you have been treated with it before it wears off.


Botox Cosmetic works best when used to treat the crows feet, forehead and frown lines that appear on either side of the nose. It is also used for lines that appear between the eyes and around the mouth. It can be used to make a square-shaped jaw look more rounded. Each treatment lasts from three to five months depending on which areas of your face were treated with it before it wears off.


Botox is injected in specific points of the face where wrinkles tend to form when you make facial expressions such as frowning or squinting. It can also be used to smooth out crows feet or smile lines that appear around the eyes. Botox takes a couple of days to a week to take effect and then lasts from three to five months.


Botox can also be used to eliminate migraine headaches that have been treated unsuccessfully with other methods. A person who receives Botox injections during the period when a migraine headache is expected will not experience pain. Injections can be repeated every three months. Botox works for migraines when the muscles in the head and neck have been unable to relax. Botox injections can also be used to treat anhedonia, or an inability to feel pleasure.


Any side effects of Botox are not serious and in most cases they are temporary. A person may feel dizziness after in which he or she will feel tired for one to two days. Most patients never experience any adverse reactions. Serious side effects sometimes occur when the Botox wears off, but they usually go away when the injection is repeated. With almost all medications, less often they can be more serious; however, they are rare when administered by experienced medical personnel. A person who has allergies to any of the ingredients used in Botox treatments should not use Botox. These ingredients include natural botulinum toxin, sodium chloride and sodium phosphate. There is no risk of an allergic reaction if you have been using Botox or another botulinum toxin product in the past.

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