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 Usually Takes Affect Within 2-3 Days
If you still have lines present in your frown areas after the injections have taken affect, then you, your board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, should discuss other treatment options, most of which will be the use of hyaluronic acid fillers into the area where you still have lines, usually Restylane, Juvederm, or Belotero.
Make sure you work with a skilled provider and injector to maximize your results.
Botox works on dynamic wrinkles - those are wrinkles what occur with contraction of your muscle underneath your skin. If you have static wrinkles - those that are there even at rest, then you may need a combination of Botox and dermal filler to achieve the best results. Over time, with continued use of Botox, you may see a marked improvement in the static wrinkles as well.
Botox Time Frame
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At 1 month you probably have hit the sweet spot. For sure the total effect has hit by now, and in most people it has dulled down or regressed just enough that things are feeling more natural. We then see that at the 2 month and then 3 month mark we are slowly getting back more and more motion. By 3-4 months Botox has usually worn off and full animation of the facial muscles has returned.
In your particular case, it is unusual that your frown lines are so deep at such a young age. However, if you really have no motion with frowning and still have lines, you will likely need to speak to your surgeon about fillers to start reversing those deeper lines.
Hope this helps!
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
All of that takes 3 to 10 days depending upon the patient.
I hope that helps.
Frown lines and Botox
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.
How Long Does It Take For Botox/ Dysport To Work?
Most Dysport patients start to see results within 2-3 days after their injection, Botox 3-5 days. Typically, full effects are seen by 2 weeks with Botox and Dysport.
In my practice, for first time patients, a 2-3 week follow up is scheduled so I can evaluate the effects and plan for your future treatments. Botox and Dysport should be maintained about every 3-4 months.
Best of luck!
Most patients see a difference in the first few days, though maximal effect is reached within the first two weeks. Based on your description, it sounds like you have static wrinkles and not just dynamic wrinkles. Botox works best for dynamic wrinkles because it can prevent you from frowning and deepening those lines, but once the lines are there and are deep, it is much harder to address the issue. You can soften the lines with Botox but they may never fully resolve.
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