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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.

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 - on average every 4 months

A Botox treatment can last for 3 to 6 months. The duration of the effect varies from person to person and treatment frequency is dependent on personal preference – does the patient like to come back the moment the results start to wear off or do they prefer to wait until they go away completely?

As a general rule, I recommend patients get Botox treatments every 4 months.

Steven Bernstein, MD
Montreal Dermatologic Surgeon
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On average Botox treatments range from 4-6 months depending on your body's response to the product.
Most patients see improvement within several days of injection. The result will usually last about three to four months at which point the muscle action gradually returns and the lines and wrinkles or sweat begin to reappear. Over time, however, and with repeated injections, the lines and wrinkles will become less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.

Dennis Gross, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Botox treatment schedule

Botox typically lasts for about 3-4 months. You might see results last longer if you've had many treatments performed before or if the area you have treated isn't moved a lot. On the other hand, it might not last as long if you use the area a lot. Therefore, you can schedule your treatments about every 4 months or so.

Botox is usually used every 3-4 months

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.

Botox Frequency

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

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.

Botox Frequency

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. 

How Often Can We Use Botox?

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.

How often can you continue to use Botox?

  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
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.