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.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
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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.
What you are describing are 'Static' Lines
The effects of Botox usually begin to be noticeable between 3-7 days, with peak effect seen at 14 days. It is for this reason that many practitioners (including myself) like to follow up 2 weeks after a treatment to ensure that an optimal result has been obtained. Of note 'static' lines (those that are in the skin at rest) will continue to improve long after this time, as the body is able to remodel and replace proteins in the skin - meaning that in some situations skin continues to improve for some time following the initial 2 week period.
All the best!
How long does Botox take to work?
In some patients, Botox may begin to work within the first 2-3 days after injection, but I tell most patients to expect to start seeing results around days 5-7, with most results clearly evident by day 10. Each patient is different with respect to the number of required units to achieve a certain result in a given area. In some cases, repeated injections over time may be required to fully eliminate static wrinkles (those not created with active facial expression). The skin creases that develop take time to relax, and in some cases, may never completely resolve. In young patients, this is not typically an issue, and is more common in older patients.
All the best,
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