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How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?

How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?

At Dermaestheics Clinic, we care a great deal about informing our clients on how to use Botox safely and effectively. This assures that you maintain a completely natural look while the anti wrinkle injections work their magic.

There are many different botulinum toxin products on the market, but we use the original Botox® Cosmetic by Allergan. The procedure is fast and painless, but we’ve still set important guidelines in place regarding how often our clients should have injections. We recommend a two-week waiting period between injections for the best results.

How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?

There’s often confusion about how long it takes for the full effects to be seen on the face after injections. It’s natural to want to see results immediately, but the effects take a few days to become visible. Even if you won’t see results right away, there are no side effects to treatment, and nobody can tell that you’ve just had injections. You can slip back into work or carry on with your life as if nothing happened.

But the treatment is fast-working: In most cases, 80 to 90 percent of the injection’s full effect is visible after a window of four days to a week. Sometimes the injection works even faster, after two to three days. But realistically, patients will need to wait two full weeks to see the complete effect of the injections on their wrinkles. The last 20 percent of the injection’s effect may come in during those final days, and the last thing we want is to overdo it, which could leave the face looking stiff and swollen.
But since you won’t need injections more than a few times a year to maintain your skin, you shouldn’t have a problem waiting a few weeks to see the full effects of one treatment.

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