How Long Does BOTOX Last?

botox patient iStock 1198292050 The good news is that injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® effortlessly treat lines, wrinkles, overworked facial muscles, and other concerns. The bad news is that the results aren’t permanent. So how long can you expect your rejuvenated look to last?

Dr. Shaun Patel can give you the following estimate because he has performed thousands of treatments. In his experience, BOTOX® Cosmetic typically lasts around three months. Meanwhile, Dysport® tends to keep working for a bit longer — around three to four months.

Keep in mind that no two patients or appointments are exactly alike. Read on to discover some factors that could affect the longevity of your results.

Treatment Area Matters

It’s perfectly normal for injectables to wear off faster in some parts of the face and slower in others. Here’s what you can expect from your results based on the treatment area:

  •         Upper face: 3-4 months
  •         Masseters: 4-6 months
  •         Neck: 3-4 months

You should generally schedule your appointments at this same frequency for consistent results. However, some patients choose to treat their neck every 6 months instead. That pace can keep your cost manageable if you’re also getting treatments for the upper face.

Higher Dose = Longer Lasting

It’s important to inject enough units for the product to take effect. Underdosing is one of the most common reasons that BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® don’t work as expected.

A light BOTOX® treatment may seem like a good way to save money, but it’s not going to give most people the results they want. Using higher doses can help your new look last longer (up to a point). Dr. Patel will tailor your treatments so that they are worth the investment.

Got a Few Appointments Under Your Belt?

First time BOTOX® and Dysport® users may find that their results are a bit short-lived. Meanwhile, people who get injected regularly often enjoy the treatment effects for longer than average. Why is that?

Well, these injectables work by relaxing targeted muscles. Over time, the muscles can become conditioned to move less. When that happens, you may need less frequent treatments to get the same great results.

Book a BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultation in Miami

Schedule your consultation by calling 786-618-5039 today. Miami Skin & Vein serves Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other nearby areas of Florida.




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