How Long Does BOTOX Take to Work?

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If you’ve started to notice the first signs of facial lines and wrinkles but don’t want the expense and downtime of plastic surgery, consider BOTOX®. It’s a popular wrinkle relaxer injectable treatment for men and women who want to turn the clock back and regain that youthful glow. It’s even gained traction with 20-somethings who want to get ahead of the signs of aging.

Board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson and the expert team at Body Bar MD are pleased to help patients smooth away facial signs of aging with BOTOX treatments performed at our office locations in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN.

Does BOTOX work immediately?

BOTOX will be injected into the areas where you wish to prevent lines and wrinkles, such as the forehead and around the eyes. Although the treatment is quick – performed within about 10 minutes – it’ll take about 3 – 4 days before your newly smooth results begin to take shape. After 10 – 14 days, full outcomes can typically be seen.

So, why this delay? It’s a result of the process that is taking place underneath your skin. BOTOX is composed of a type A strain of the botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that blocks the nerve signals to the muscles that cause certain facial movements. This is what temporarily "paralyzes" the muscles, resulting in the smoothing of forehead lines, Crow’s feet, and “11 lines” between the eyes.

How long does BOTOX last?

The results from BOTOX last between 3 – 6 months, depending on the amount of product you were given. Patients who receive more units (a higher dose) could keep their results for longer than six months. A higher dose of BOTOX will result in a more “frozen” look, while a lighter dose will allow a bit more facial movement but will necessitate more frequent touch-ups.

Your injector will let you know when to schedule a follow-up treatment to maintain your best cosmetic results. In general, after multiple BOTOX sessions with Dr. Christy, most patients are able to benefit from results that last longer than their first session. When the skin has more time to regenerate collagen and smooth itself, lines and wrinkles are less likely to show up. So, the more treatments you have at Body Bar MD, the longer you should be able to go in between sessions.

Smooth lines and wrinkles in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN

If facial lines and wrinkles are making you appear older or tired, then you may benefit from BOTOX wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments. Even if you don’t yet see the signs of aging, wrinkle relaxers make it possible to prevent fine lines before they even start.

As with any cosmetic anti-aging treatment, you want your results to appear natural. For this reason, it is important to receive BOTOX from a qualified, experienced medical professional who understands the delicate intricacies of the facial structure.

Find out for yourself how simple it can be to turn back the clock on signs of facial aging and gain the beautiful aesthetic results you’ve only dreamed of. Contact the experienced team at Body Bar MD to schedule your appointment with board-certified physician Dr. Christy Watson at either of our convenient locations in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.