How long does Botox last? What determines how long it will work for me?

A: Botox longevity

Botox is an injectable chemical that can diminish the appearance of facial wrinkles for approximately 3-4 months. It works by weakening the muscles of the forehead and eye area (crow’s feet) thereby relaxing the overlying skin in those areas making the appearance of wrinkles less deep.

Although the lines are not completely removed, in many cases they are difficult to notice after treatment. After injection, it takes about 3-6 days to begin to notice the changes. There may be some redness and swelling in the area for a few hours after injection. Please inform your surgeon if you are taking aspirin or any other blood thinner prior to injection.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist prior to receiving Botox.