How long does Botox last?


How long does Botox last? We are asked that question a lot, and the truth is it really depends on what condition you are using it to treat, and how mobile or expressive that area is.

Primarily, the Botulinum toxin is known for anti-aging to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but did you know it is actually used to address several conditions, including excessive sweating?

What is Botox?

Botox or Botulinum toxin is known as a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking the chemical signals sent from the nerves to specific muscles. In turn, this restricts movement the of that muscle. 

As Botox is considered a medical procedure, it must be prescribed and carried out by a trained and licensed professional. 

Now, Botox injections are most commonly used around the forehead and eye area to temporarily restrict muscle movement and prevent the signs of aging, but here are some of its other uses:

• Address top lip definition

• Chronic migraine 

• Correct a lazy eye/ squint

• Muscle contractures

• Hyperhidrosis 

• Cervical dystonia/squint 

• Neurological conditions, eg. cerebral palsy

How long does it last, and what to expect?

So, how long does Botox last? Generally speaking, as Botox is only considered a temporary solution, it usually lasts around 6 months. However, for more mobile areas including the face, the effects may start to wear off after around 4 months, when you may require another treatment.

Before undergoing a Botox procedure, we will invite you in for a consultation where we will assess your skin and discuss your concerns and goals before recommending a suitable and effective treatment.  

During your Botox treatment, we may use a topical numbing cream to help alleviate any discomfort, then we will use a thin needle to inject small amounts of Botox into the skin/muscles being treated. The process isn’t considered to be painful, however, you may experience slight pressure as the needle penetrates the skin. 

As Botox is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, it doesn’t require any downtime, and you should be fine to resume your day as usual following the procedure. However, you are advised not to rub or massage the area for around 24 hours to ensure it settles properly.  

If you need any more information about how long Botox lasts, or to book a consultation, please contact Ness Aesthetics.

How long does Botox last?