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.
Botox typically starts working in approximately 3 days but can take up to two weeks to become fully active. Botox is a neuromodulator meaning that it is treating/preventing the movement that causes the wrinkles, secondarily improving the lines themselves. After receiving an effective Botox treatment, the movement that causes the wrinkles of concern should be diminished. For some, Botox needs to be combined with fillers in order to receive full correction. The older the patient and the longer they have suffered from frown lines, the more likely they are to need additional augmentation with fillers. At your age, I would expect your skin elasticity to provide good correction with the Botox alone. It’s possible that a few additional units could be helpful, but it’s hard to say without seeing you in person. Consulting with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon would be the best way to determine the proper treatment. Best of luck!
Normally takes just about 2 to 3 days
After having a Botox injection, it usually takes 2 to 3 days for it to start taking effect. As for the full effect, you can expect to wait an additional 1 to 2 weeks. In reality, no toxins found on the market gained an FDA approval saying how quickly they can work. However, it is also to be noted that there are studies claiming that Xeomin and Botox may take effect just within 3 days while Dysport may show its effect in about 2 days’ time. Apparently, every individual is different which means, having a different onset is possible.
With this kind of time estimate, I often instruct my patients to go back after at least 2 weeks to ensure that the Botox injections did what is expected. At times, more toxin is given for maximum results. One more thing, you need to ensure to only work with expert and skilled injectors for best results.
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