How long does Botox last?
How long will the results last, and is there anything I can do to make results last longer? Does having botox repeatedly affect how long it lasts?
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Replied on 10/27/2009
By: Esta Kronberg, M.D. | Board Certified Dermatologist
Botox lasts 3-4 months in most patient. Sometimes it lasts a little shorter and sometimes a little longer.. There is nothing you can do to make it last longer except for maintaining your treatments.. Sometimes if you keep the treatments up at regular intervals the treatments do start to last longer. The trick is to make sure it doesn't totally go away before you re-treat. This doesn't work for everyone.
Replied on 10/23/2009
By: About Face Aesthetic Centers, LLC | Dr. Leslie Pickens
In most people Botox will last about 3 months. Many factors affect the
answer to this question such as -
1. your age
2. your lifestyle-smoking, sun-exposure, diet
3. your facial expressions
4. how well you take care of your skin-are you using a home treatment
program daily, regular professional facials, microdermabrasion or peels to
extend the life of injections
5. Do you get regularly scheduled Botox injections prior to complete
Replied on 10/23/2009
Replied on 10/23/2009
By: Celibre Medical Corporation | Laser Dermatology & Injections
Botox typically lasts 3-4 months but does depend a bit on which area of
the face is injected. Repeated use of Botox does have a small positive
effect on duration. If you consistently go for treatment every 3-4
months, your results will be more consistent. Increasing dosage
slightly may also lead to slightly longer duration, but is more costly
and can also lead to unintended side effects like Ptosis (drooping
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