How Often Can We Use Botox?

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

Doctor Answers 51

Multiple BOTOX Treatments

This is an excellent question about an issue that does cause some confusion. Some patients may believe they will build up a resistance to the effects of BOTOX if they get multiple treatments. This is a rare occurance. Actually, the results of BOTOX injections tend to last longer for patients who have already had several treatments. This is because the muscles that are temporarily immobilized by BOTOX gradually become weaker. These are the muscles that create crow's feet, vertical worry lines between the brows, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. Getting BOTOX injections every 4 to 6 months is recommended for maintaining results.

Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
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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.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How often can you use Botox and when does it begin to work?

You should expect to see results in three to four days, but in as few as two and as many as five days. On average patients return every three to six months for additional treatments. Good luck.

Richard Zienowicz, MD
Providence Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

How Often Can You Use Botox

Botox wears off every 3-6 months. Some people like to wait for the Botox to completely wear off before getting new injections and others get new injections at the first sign there are wrinkles. Only a small percentage of people build a tolerance to Botox. If you think Botox is losing effectiveness for you ask your doctor for other alternatives.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Botox Can Be Used Indefinitely

Each individual will process Botox differently. Most people will need to have treatments every three to six months to maintain their good results. Although it is possible that you could develop a tolerance to this neuromodulator over time, this is rare. Repeated use of Botox usually has the opposite effect: It weakens the muscle over time so that it requires treatment less often. A consultation with a board-certified dermatologist will give you a better idea of how Botox can work for you.

Kory Kitagawa, MD
Honolulu Dermatologist
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Botox tolerance

Your body can, in fact, build up a tolerance to Botox. However, if this becomes the case with repeated use there are other options. Technology is also evolving to combat this problem. If you begin to feel that your Botox treatments are losing effectiveness, ask your doctor about other toxin alternatives that may be more resistant to tolerance.

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
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How Often Can We Use Botox??

Botox usually lasts 3 to 6 months. As a general rule, I recommend patients get Botox treatments every 4 months.

Robert Najera, MD
Frisco Plastic Surgeon
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Botox is usually injected every 3 to 4 months

The effects of Botox generally last 3 to 4 months.  The effectiveness of Botox will remain unchanged or may actually increase with time.  Why?

1. If the muscles are re-injected before the previous dose has completely worn off, the subsequent injection may actually be more effective.
2. Many patients who undergo Botox regularly will get out of the habit of overusing the injected muscles.

Ronald Friedman, MD
Plano Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

How often can you use Botox

Thank you for your question. If you like the results of Botox, you can continue to use the product for years and years. It lasts several months each time, and some patients notice the duration of action does increase with repeated use.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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