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How long does Botox last?

Posted by Dr Ash Dutta on 29 October 2019

Dr Ash Dutta is the cosmetic surgeon at Aesthetic Beauty Centre. Here, he looks at how long Botox lasts before another treatment is required.

Botox is one of our most popular treatments. One of the reasons Botox has become so popular is that it is a non-permanent treatment: those impressive results don’t last forever. If you are considering Botox, it is important to understand what you will be getting and how long the results will last.

First of all, you may wish to read my blog that explains in more detail about what Botox treatments involve, and what you need to know before getting Botox done.

How long does Botox last?

In short, Botox causes muscles to relax, meaning lines and wrinkles on the face also relax and soften in appearance.

While the procedure only takes a few minutes – and up to seven days to take full effect – but the results typically last for three months, and sometimes as long as six months.

How do you know when Botox is wearing off?

Most simply, you can tell by looking. The wrinkles and expression lines that you had previously will reappear; the softened areas of your face might regain definition.

This is why many patients get Botox repeatedly: once they get used to appearing a certain way, they are reluctant to go back/have the wrinkles reappear.

How often should you get Botox done?

It is safe to have a Botox procedure done as frequently as you want, once the effects of the previous treatment have worn off.

One benefit of repeat doses of Botox is that the effects tend to last longer. This is because the muscles weaken with repeat treatments, meaning the ‘relaxing’ effect lasts for longer, so frequent Botox patients tend to find they can visit less frequently over time.

To discuss any of the above or to have an informal chat about your options for any of our surgeries or treatments, you can contact us here.