Dr Tim explains that the answer to the question “How long does BOTOX last?” actually depends on how you look at it.
Firstly, it helps to understand how BOTOX works – which is by trimming the receptors from nerve terminals which prevents them from sending a signal to the muscle. This, in turn, stops the muscle from moving and softens the appearance of wrinkles over time.
Botulinum Toxin (the drug that BOTOX is made of) only stays in the system for a relatively small period of time after it has been injected – literally just a couple of days. During this time, it is busy trimming the nerve receptors before being broken down and passed out of the body through your normal metabolic functions.
However, the effects of BOTOX that last for several months after the treatment has taken place – so the reduced muscle movement and diminished wrinkles will last for three and four months in the average person.
Not everyone is the same and some people may return to normal more quickly than others. This isn’t a problem and doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with that person, it just means that they might need a stronger dosage or to have it done more often.
Similarly, some people maintain the effects of their BOTOX treatment for over four months and a lucky few even notice the effects of their BOTOX lasting much longer.
Want to know more? Check out Dr Tim’s video answering the question “How long does BOTOX last?” below…
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