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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BOTOX TO WEAR OFF?

Botox Dubai | 1 July 2021

In general, you can see the effects of Botox as early as 3 to 4 days after an injection. Most patients will see results within 10 to 14 days but should wait the full 14 days to see the maximum results. While the results vary based on factors such as the area treated and frequency of injection, the results generally last 3 months.

In addition to the area treated and frequency of injection, the timeline of efficacy is also affected by the dose of Botox  –  the higher the dose given in an area, the longer the effect on the muscles. Therefore, lighter dosing that looks most ‘natural’ may last only 6 to 8 weeks, while heavier dosing (more units) could last more than 6 months but ‘paralyze’ the appearance of muscles, such as the frown lines.

Because of the difference in results, this delicate balance between dose, desired look, and duration is something you should discuss with your healthcare provider prior to treatment to set proper expectations.

The most common areas of the face for Botox include the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the eyebrows. In general, the finer the lines, the faster the results. For example, patients will generally see results more quickly in areas such as the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and fine forehead lines. The results may take longer for areas where the lines are deep or etched. This includes the lines between the eyebrows or very deep or etched forehead lines.

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