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How Long Does Botox Take to Work?

I am 24. My frown lines are very deep especially for my age. I had botox twice. I am not able to frown, however, I have not seen a difference in my frown lines. My dermatologist did not want to give me more than 20 units. Do I just need more Botox or another treatment? I have had the lines Since I was 22.

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Botox Cosmetic Takes 3-10 days to see full results

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Botox Cosmetic Often begins to work within 3-5 days. However, you may not see the full result until 10-14 days. If you are unable to frown but still have lines in that area, you may need fillers or kin resurfacing as well.

Web reference: http://www.351face.com/botox.php

Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Frown lines and Botox

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Botox usually takes about a week to work and then lasts for several months.  The lines may take several treatments to efface. If they are really bad some filler can be injected (off-label) to help soften them.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does Botox Take to Work?

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If you haven't seen a big difference after 2 Botox treatments its time to think outside the box.
You have lost some volume in the area, both in the skin and under the skin. So injecting dermal fillers to replenish the volume and 'plump' up the skin will help. Since you are 24, I would expect your skin to be good. But skin care + sun block is another avenue that you should consider.
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
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How long his Botox take to work?

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 Botox tends to take effect starting on day 2 after the injection.  The Maximum effect after the injection is at day 7. The Botox effect tends to last 3-8 months, depending upon where was injected, how much was injected, the concentration of the Botox and underlying muscle anatomy.

Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and filler for deep wrinkles

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If you are not able to frown after your Botox injections and the lines are deep, you require filler to plump up the lines.  Please visit an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for your treatments.

Toronto Dermatologist
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Botox Not Working

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In the event that botox does not provide sufficient correction to the frownlines, you may need to combine botox with juvederm or consider laser. Consult in person with 3 - 4 experienced and expert physician injectors/board certified plastic surgeons to review your options.

West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and lines

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Botox works b weakening the muscles so the skin will not fold as much. If you have wrinkles at rest when you are not flexing or using your forehead muscles, then Botox will never eliminate those lines. You might need Botox and in addition either fillers or a laser.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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How long to see effects of Botox

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Botox usually takes between 3 and 7 days to work, but may take up to two weeks in some people.  If the frown lines are persisting after this time period you may want to consider adding filler to soften the depth of the frown lines.

Katy Plastic Surgeon
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How long does it take botox to work?

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It generally takes 5-7 days to have botox to take its full effect.    The muscle relaxation/paralysis (ie Botox effects) generally lasts for 3-5 months.  Hope this helps.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Botox - how long does it take to work. Dynamic versus Static lines

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Botox is a neurotoxin that takes anywhere from 1 - 7 days to take full effect, and certainly no more than 2 weeks.  At 6 weeks, you should have the full effect and can consider adding more units if you are still able to frown.   Remember that Botox, Xeomin and Dysport all work by paralyzing muscles.  They affect dynamic lines - those that move with facial expression.  Botox and other neurotoxins won't reverse furrow lines that are there whether you frown or not.  These are static lines.   Over time, they may soften, but it is difficult to treat static lines alone with neurotoxins.  Other approaches may be to try a filler such as Restalyn or Juvederm in this area.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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