How Long Does It Last?

botox for crows fert how long does it last

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How long does Botox last?

Botox typically lasts three to four months. In some patients, it appears to last longer because the injected muscles atrophy while the Botox is active. Overly diluted Botox often has a much shorter effectiveness.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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How long does Botox last?

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.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does Botox Last?

This depends entirely on the patient, but a single treatment of Botox will normally be sustained for approximately three to four months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your doctor for your next treatment. “Dr. D”

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does Botox Last


Botox for crows feet typically lasts between three to four months. However this is an approximate average time frame and can vary depending on physiological differences among individuals.

Some people experience longer lasting results with Dysport, which is a Botox alternative.  Sometimes it lasts as long as Botox. And in others, it lasts longer. Dysport has fewer proteins surrounding the core molecule which may account for the difference in its performance.

Sanusi Umar, MD
Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox works for crow's feet

Generally speaking Botox lasts about three to four months around the eyes.  I have been seeing alot of "blackberry botox" which is botox from squinting your eyes! Botox works really well for this area.  Remember this is an art and the skill of the injector is very important.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Botox lasts for 14 weeks on average

I have some patients whose muscles tend to wake up only after four and a half months, very rarely five, and some who don't seem to maintain a result more than two months, but most have muscle relaxation for three and a half months. Very few patients come back and say that there Botox lasted for a year, but there not in my office monthly prior to that time checking the Botox effectiveness. It is possible that those patients who only notice it wearing off after a year, had retrained their habits not to squint or frown during those months they couldn't during the true Botox effect and when it wore off, they just didn't make those expressions and the lines improved.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox or Dysport for Crows Feet

Typically the effects after Botox or Dysport treatments lasts 3 to 6 months. At my New York practice, many patients come in every 4 months for their Botox injections (before the Botox / Dysport completely wears off). This has been a successful approach for administering Botox or Dysport for the treatment of crow's feet or periorbital wrinkles.



Amiya Prasad, MD
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Botox typically lasts 3-4 months

Botox typically lasts 3-4 months, and with regular maintenance treatments, effects can last even longer.

Anatoli Freiman, MD
Toronto Dermatologist
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Botox for crow's feet lasts 3 to 4 months (but the lines may not disappear right away!)

Botox for crow's feet works, but it's actually more complex than it may seem. Everyone has different crow's feet patterns with different underlying muscles, and different lines that may bother them the most. Choose your board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon injector carefully.

Remember: Botox weakens muscles. It does NOT SMOOTH SKIN by itself. Botox needs to be active and in place for some time in a row without wearing off, before moderate to deeper lines can smooth. So be prepared and understand that Botox is not failing if your lines aren't immediately gone. As long as you can't re-crease the skin because the muscles are weak, it's working!

Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Botox results

Botox treatments for Crow's feet will last for approximately three to four months.  There is certainly variation amongst patients, with some individuals demonstrating results for up to six months, and others with results for less than three months.  This variability is typically due to the severity of the Crow's feet and the degree of muscle activity.

Andrew P. Giacobbe, MD
Buffalo Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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