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How Often Can We Use Botox?

After using couple times the effect would be the same or it would not effect as much?

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Repeat Botox every 3 to 6 months.

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Botox usually lasts 3 to 6 months. Some people like to wait for the Botox to completely wear off and other people think it is an emergency at the first site of any wrinkles. Repeat injections will not cause any harm or loss of future effect. There is a very small percentage (1:10,000) that can become resistant to Botox, but there are so few people with this effect that the cause and relationship has not been fully studied. If this does happy, however, there are other forms of Botulinum toxin that can be used.

I hope this is helpful.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox is usually used every 3-4 months

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Generally, Botox treatments are given every 3-4 months, although some long-term patients will report a difference for significantly longer.  It is uncommon for a patient to find that the effect is diminished over time.  Some of my patients do request additional Botox as time progresses, but this is generally to treat new areas or enhance the effect of previously treated areas.

William Andrade, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Frequency

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Botox, Xeomin,or Dysport are all neuromodulators that act in very similar fashions. Depending on the area of treatment one can get injections every 3-4 months. With repeated treatments, Botox et al results tend to last longer, and less is needed. This occurs as the straining muscle that causes the wrinkles, when not used as often, decreases in size over time.

David J. Myers, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox Lasts Usually 3-4 Months

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The duration of the response to botox varies from patient to patient and depends on a variety of factors. In the majority of patients botox lasts for 3 to 4 months, but in some cases may last only two months while in other cases may last up to eight months. Although resistance to botox can occasionally occur, this phenomenon is extremely rare.

These variations occur for several reasons. In some cases facial muscles maybe unusually strong or large and for this reason botox wears off quickly. There may also be variations in the patient’s aesthetic goals. Some patients may want a stronger effect from botox with obliteration of all facial lines of expression even during facial animation. While others may still want a more expressive face during facial animation. These aesthetic goals can affect how much botox is utilized and it's duration of action. For these reasons it's important to make sure your aesthetic goals are understood by your practitioner.

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Botox Frequency

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You can get treatments every few months or so, but this depends on a medical assessment by an experienced cosmetic physician. With repeated treatments, Botox results tend to last longer. 

Jerome Edelstein, MD
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How Often Can We Use Botox?

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Typically Botox is used once every 3 - 4 months.
A very small percentage of patients respond partially to Botox and the effect wears off earlier than normal.
This is due to the development of antibodies by the patient to Botox.

Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
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How often can you continue to use Botox?

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  T Hehe Botox effect usually lasts anywhere from 3-8 months, depending upon where it was placed, the muscle anatomy, and how much was used. Patients can repeat the Botox injections every 3to 4 months as necessary when the lines start returning.

William Portuese, MD
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Botox frequency

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Botox, Xeomin,or Dysport are all neuromodulators that act in very similar fashions. Depending on the area of treatment one can get injections every two to three months. There are some rare individuals who develop an immunity where injections would be needed more frequently. In my practice, I typically see individuals every 3 months and sometimes in between if the area being treated only calls for very low concentrations, such as in and around the mouth or for the treatment of platysmal bands. 

Giancarlo Zuliani, MD
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Botox frequency can be every three to six months depending on the area

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It would take huge doses of Botox after many years for someone to become "immune" to its effect.  These cases typically involve Botox for neurologic conditions and not with the amounts injected for cosmetic purposes.  In fact, after you receive Botox for cosmetic purposes and you continue on a regular basis, the effects usually last better and longer since the muscle has been "trained" not to make that wrinkle.  That is why if you get Botox twice a year, and are consistent,you are much less likely to have new or deeper wrinkles in the future and will love the results.

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How Often Can We Use Botox

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Botox can be injected every 3- 4 months. Some patients have their treatment at 2 months to avoid any diminution of effect. It does not cause harm and the likelihood of resistance is small.

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