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How long does botox take to work?

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Lakewood Skincare

If you’re interested in obtaining a refreshed and renewed appearance without going through an invasive treatment, Botox may be the answer.

Botox can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also preventing creases from deepening and lines from forming. Many patients use it to treat their already existing skin concerns, while others use it as a preventive measure. Whatever your cosmetic goals, Botox can help you accomplish them.

When you’re ready to explore what Botox could do for you, request an appointment at Therapy World Med Spa.


What Is Botox?

Botox is a medication made with botulinum toxin. This toxin is used to slow or stop the movement of muscles. Preventing muscle movements can bring both cosmetic and medical benefits.

The FDA has approved Botox for many uses. When injected in small doses and by an experienced and skilled professional, it can give you stunning aesthetic results.

Constant muscle movement contributes to fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can slow this movement to help smooth out the skin. It treats dynamic facial wrinkles and is specifically recommended for the following:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet

Botox is also used for medical purposes, for the treatment of all of the following:

  • Migraines
  • TMJ pain
  • Eye twitching
  • Neck spasms
  • Overactive bladder
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Since Botox serves so many purposes, it is one of the most commonly used injectables.

What Does Botox Do?

Whether you think about it or not, your muscles are always moving. This movement is controlled by your nervous system.

Your nervous system sends signals to your muscles, telling them to contract. Botox works to block these chemical signals. When the signals cannot reach your muscles, they do not move.

When injected into the muscles, Botox limits muscle movement. This helps significantly reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and creases in the skin.

Botox can help you achieve even skin and a refreshed glow.

After Treatment, How Long Until Botox Works?

You’re unlikely to see the results of Botox immediately after your treatment. Botox takes some time to begin working.

Generally, patients begin to see delayed movement in their muscles two to four days after treatment. The exact time it takes to start working can depend on certain factors, including the amount of product used and the strength of the muscles in the treated area.

Final Results of Botox Injections

Final results vary depending on the patient and their body. Patients often see the maximum results of their Botox injections within seven to fourteen days.

Seeing the results of Botox can be exciting, but it does take some patience. Patients love to see what Botox can do for them — and the substantial impact it can have on their skin and overall appearance.

How Long Do Botox Injections Last?

The length of time you can enjoy the results of your Botox treatment varies by patient. In general, Botox lasts between three and six months.

Botox results are not permanent, as your body will slowly start to metabolize it. Once you begin to notice more movement in your muscles, you can schedule your next Botox appointment.

What to Expect During Your Botox Treatment

When you come in for your Botox treatment, we can go over your areas of concern and tailor a treatment plan to fit your needs. We’ll map out the treatment area before we begin.

We can use a topical anesthetic before your treatment for your comfort. As we prepare your Botox, you can relax as the anesthetic numbs the treatment areas.

During treatment, we use a thin needle to slowly and precisely inject the Botox product. This part usually takes 10 to 15 minutes.

After your treatment, you’re free to return to normal activity. To allow the product to remain where carefully injected, we ask you not to rub the area, bend over, or lie down in the hours after your appointment. We can provide tips to maximize the product’s efficacy, allowing you to get maximum results.

How Much Botox Is Necessary?

Botox treatments are entirely unique and planned around a patient’s desires and intended results.

There is no average amount of Botox. How much Botox product you’ll need depends on specifics, including the reason you’re receiving Botox, how many areas you’re interested in treating, and the strength of your muscles.

Once we understand your specific needs, we’ll go over your treatment plan with you and detail how much Botox would give you the best result.

Benefits of Botox

There is a reason why Botox has increased in popularity. It gives patients exceptional results with many benefits. Some of the greatest advantages of Botox treatment include:

  • Quick treatment
  • A non-invasive and non-surgical way to combat wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Relief from certain medical concerns
  • Natural-looking, long-lasting results
  • Results customized to fit your needs and goals

During your appointment, we can discuss all of the ways Botox could benefit you personally.

Is Botox Right for You?

Botox may be right for you if:

  • You’re at least 18 years of age
  • You’re in fine physical health
  • You have good skin elasticity
  • You’re not pregnant or nursing

If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to treat your lines and wrinkles or want to prevent the formation of creases in your skin, Botox may be right for you.

Schedule a Botox Appointment Today

If you’re ready to learn how Botox can help you reach your cosmetic goals, schedule an appointment at Therapy World Med Spa. We serve patients in Arvada, CO, and the surrounding area. Contact us today to get started.

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