How long does Botox last?

Botox Cosmetic is very effective in relaxing the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles.  Most patients benefit from Botox injections for approximately 3 to 4 months.  Our practitioners and patients agree that consistent use of Botox (every 3-4 months to start) generally leads to either less Botox required or a longer time between Botox injections.


Because some muscles are much stronger than others, certain areas of the face will break down Botox more quickly.  For example, Botox around the mouth to soften or resolve vertical lines (smoker’s lines) may only last 6 to 8 weeks.  However, the outcome is very pleasing to most patients, and this area only requires a very small amount of Botox.  Therefore, most will consider this a worthwhile procedure despite the short lifespan.  Other ares of the face last longer (months rather than weeks), including injections for the glabella area between the eyes.



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