How Long Does It Take for Botox to Take Effect? | Forefront Dermatology

Botox is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment – with over a whopping six million Botox treatments administered every year to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox is also used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms, excessive sweating, overactive bladder and lazy eye.

According to Dr. Saundra Seaman, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, “When we meet individuals interested in Botox one of the most common questions we get outside of ‘does it hurt?’ is ‘how long does it take for Botox to take effect?. Once you have Botox injected, the effects take about 5-7 days. I find the muscles, especially the forehead, continue to fine tune adjust and settle during the second week. Small touch up injections might be needed in a week to 10 days to perfect the results. Depending on the area being treated, Botox treatments may last four to six months. To maintain the effect, you’ll need regular follow-up injections.”

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