Botox® is an injection that can help reduce or eliminate wrinkles, treat headaches and some jaw tension issues, and reduce aging skin symptoms. Many patients are interested in trying Botox® but worry they must commit to a lengthy treatment process. One of the top questions from patients considering this treatment is “How long does Botox® last?”
How Long Does Botox® Last?
Patients concerned about plastic surgery prices might worry that their Botox® treatment will only last a few weeks, necessitating frequent trips to the doctor’s surgery. However, while a single Botox® treatment can last between three and six months, most people find they need a second injection after three or four months. Several factors determine how long Botox® will last for each individual. Factors that can affect how long Botox® treatments last include:
- How it is mixed.
- The patient’s unique physiology, including the depth of their wrinkles, the strength of the facial muscles, and how the body reacts to the injections.
- How many times the patient has had Botox® injected into the same area. The longer you stick with the treatment, the longer each treatment can last.
- How and where the Botox® is injected.
Because everyone is different, it’s impossible to say precisely how long Botox® will work for an individual. You can visit a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience injecting Botox® in San Francisco to get you a better idea of how long it will last for you. They can examine the area you wish to treat and give you their professional opinion at your appointment.
Ultimately, you won’t know precisely how long your Botox® injection will last until you try it for the first time, and you may need to wait up to three days for the effects of the treatment to show and about ten days to see the final results. However, the effects don’t disappear overnight; they wear off gradually as muscle movement slowly returns. When you notice your treatment starting to wear off, make a note of it on your calendar for future reference and call your plastic surgeon to schedule your subsequent treatment before the wrinkles return.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Whether you want smooth skin or would like to explore treatment options for migraines or TMJ, contact Dr. Kaplan at Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn if you’re a candidate for Botox®. Call or text at 415-923-3005 or book online here!