How long does Botox last?

Are you looking for a fast and effective way to get rid of unwanted frown lines and forehead wrinkles? Try botox cosmetic. Millions of people around the world have gotten impressive results using botox cosmetic to improve the appearance of forehead lines and wrinkles, and crow’s feet. But what can you expect from the treatment, and how long does botox last.

What is botox cosmetic?

Botox cosmetic is an injectable drug that is used to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by the repeated contraction of certain facial muscles. Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A, which is a toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is a neuromodulator that works by temporarily relaxing the muscles, and prevents them from contracting as normal.

How long does botox last

Botox typically starts to take effect about 3-5 days after treatment, but the full results appear after approximately 2 weeks. Botox lasts an average of 4-6 months, but this may be shorter for people doing their first treatment. Patients having botox for the first time can expect the drug to wear off after 2-3 months. However, after several sessions the muscles sometimes become more conditioned, and this should make botox last longer (click here to learn more).

The longevity of botox results can also be influenced by the technique used, and the experience of the injector. In order to get optimal results, botox should be administered by an experienced injector, preferably a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon that does a high volume of botox treatments.

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