How Long Does Botox+filler Will Last Around Frown Lines?

I`d like to know how long botox plus filler in an area like frown lines lasts? thnx

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How long will Botox and filler agents last

Botox (made by Allergan) and Dysport (made by Medicis) (both Botulinum toxin type A) last about 3 months, although some variations occurs from patient to patient.  The onset of Dysport is typically a little quicker (12-24 hours) that Botox (about 5 days), but both last about the same length of time.  The most common filler agents are hyularonic acid agents, such as Restylane (Medicis) and Juvederm (Allergan), although there are a great many others.  These agents commonly last about 6 months, although some may have adequate results up to a year (and some less than 6 months).    Filler agents are more commonly used for the lines around the mouth and the lips, but are sometimes necessary for the lines in the forehead and between the eyebrows.  Hope this helps.

Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and fillers for frown lines

Thank you for your question. The frown lines between the brows can be address two different ways:
1) Botox or Dysport can be used to soften the deepening of the frown lines when making a frown expression. The treatment may even soften the lines that are present at rest.  The effects typically last 3-4 months depending on the dose.
2) Restylane or Juvederm can be used to soften the frown lines that are present even when you don't make an expression.  This can last for a year or more when used in conjuction with Botox.
For someone who has concerns with both the static lines (without expression) and the dynamic lines (with expression), then using both products would work well together.
I often find that patients who return after a Botox or Dysport treatment in the frown areas complaining it didn't work, is due to the confusion between the static and dynamic frown lines. They continue to see the static lines even though the dynamic lines have softened considerably.

Botox and fillers for frown lines

It generally takes 3 to 5 days for Botox to work. Some individuals can take up to 14 days.  For most patients botox should be about 80% effective at 120 days.  Most patients report that it lasts up to 4 to 5 months.  There are many variables involved including the number of units injected, The location for the injections and  The technical skill of the injector.  If you are not getting these types of results you may want to go to another provider.  Some people just metabolize the product faster than others.  I would not recommend fillers in the glabellar area there are reports of blindness and necrosis in this zone. 

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Dysport last three to four months and Restylane / Juvederm fillers can last a year

Both Dysport and Botox can last up to four months. Some people maintain their lack of wrinkling after the Dysport or botox wears off by retraining themselves not to make the grimace.  Fillers are usually not used in the frown lines, but hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are safer to use in this location than Radiesse, Sculptra or Fat.  Restylane and Juvederm can last a year but fillers in this area must be cautiously used. They are used more often in the cheeks for volume, and the smile folds, and on and off label in the lips. Duration is often 10 to 14 months although patients can see it starting to wear off gradually, sooner.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox duration

In our experience, Botox lasts for three to four months on average. This will not be impacted by adding filler nor will Botox affect filler duration.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Frown lines and botox and filler

Botox will last 3-4 months and depending upon the filler it will last 6 - 12 months. I usually treat the frown lines with botox and see the response and sometimes overlay filler to soften the deep depressions.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How long does Botox last?

Botox typically last anywhere from three to 6 months, fillers can last anywhere from 9 months to 3 years, depending on the area it has been placed. If placed in a tea with high motion, the lips,the reabsorption rate will be quick, if placed in the nose the absorption rate can be very slow, I have seen it last for 3+ years. 

Jonathan Weiler, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

Duration of Botox and filler

All of the botulinum toxins last around 3-4 months.  The fillers vary by type and by location.  Most last 6-12 months, with a few lasting upwards of 18 months.  Find an experienced injector to recommend the proper filler for your needs.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Duration of Botox

Every patient is different but Botox typically lasts between 3-6 months.  Filler will last longer, subject to variation based on genetics, the depth of the frown lines and the amount injected, among other things.  It is first important to determine which treatment is appropriate so do not assume that you will require both.  See a board certiifed plastic surgeon or dermatologist in consultation to discuss your options.

How Long Does Botox+filler Will Last Around Frown Lines?

 Botox or Dysport are the gold standard products to treat forehead frown lines as fillers placed here can lead to vein compression and loss of skin in the forehead.  For Nasolabial frown lines there are several fillers.  I like Perlane which has the ability to fill even deep folds without creating a visible cord or restriciting smiling as Radiesse can sometimes do, IMO.  Botox lasts 3-4 months and Perlane about 9 months.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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