Botox is a treatment that is done in the office with no downtime. It typically takes seven to fourteen days to see its full effect, though the aesthetic appearance continues to improve well beyond the two weeks.
Botox typically lasts about three to four months, and then the movement slowly returns. People often believe that the onset and duration are like an on-and-off switch which is not valid. It takes time for Botox to take effect, and then it slowly wears off over time. When the movement begins again, it gradually creates fine lines and wrinkles.
Patients who want to minimize the wrinkles caused by skin animation will often return for their Botox treatment in three to four months to maximize their aesthetic appearance. Subsequent treatments can be spaced out further than three months; however, as the muscle movement returns, so do the wrinkles caused by these movements. Contact our office now to discuss your treatment options.