How Long Does Botox® Last?

August 20, 2023

Your facial expressions help you communicate with others but also pull and crease your skin. Over time, this action can create fine lines and wrinkles. You can smooth these wrinkles and keep them from getting worse with Botox®. This injectable neuromodulator lets you look refreshed and relaxed. 

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a neuromodulator, which means it acts on facial nerve signals. It has been This treatment stops nerves from telling muscles to contract. When the muscles relax, the skin becomes smooth and does not crease. Your Rapaport Plastic Surgery team specializes in natural-looking, rejuvenated results. 

How Long Does Botox® Last?

The results of Botox® injections become fully visible in seven to ten days. Botox® lasts three to five months for most people. People who have Botox® regularly may find that it lasts longer. Because Botox® causes no lasting changes to your facial nerves or muscles, the results will wear off completely with time. However, your fine lines and wrinkles do not worsen while getting Botox®. 

What Can Botox® Be Used For?

Botox® has a range of medical and aesthetic uses. Doctors use it to treat conditions like muscle spasms, hyperhidrosis, TMJ pain, and migraines. The FDA has approved Botox® injections for crow’s feet, forehead lines, and wrinkles between the brows. It has many other off-label uses, including:

  • Bunny lines around the nose
  • Gummy smile
  • Neck bands
  • Vertical lip lines

Botox® may last longer in some areas than others. Each person responds differently, so your Rapaport Plastic Surgery team will work with you to develop a schedule based on your needs. Some people may find that a different neuromodulator lasts longer or offers better results.

Is There Any Downtime With Botox®?

Botox® does not require any downtime. Injections take about 15 minutes, and you can immediately return to your normal routine. Skip your workout that day and avoid rubbing your face for a few hours after treatment. You may see minor bruising or swelling in the injection area that fades within a few days. 

Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more about Botox®, reach out today to schedule your consultation or call us today at (212) 249-9955