Unhappy With Botox Under Eyes- When WIll Results Improve?

Hello doctors !! i had botox under my eyes on 10/17 but im really disappointed by the result and i still have some lines. the bad is it make two lines on my cheeks then i go to dr and he gives some filler on cheeks to try to remove these two lines. i wanna know when will botox will begain to slowly wearing off and when it will start to metbolized and how long will stay? tell mee please and if sun fast the wearing off of it? thanksss

Doctor Answers 6

Botox should wear off in four months

There is no evidence that sun exposure will wear off the botox quicker. It takes about four months to have the botox effect vanish.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Botox Wears off in 3-4 Months

Hi Hade.  Botox usually lasts between 3-4 months.  We're not sure why your injector would have tried to remedy the problem with fillers after creating the problem with Botox.  It probably would have been best to stop where he was.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Unhappy With Botox Under Eyes- When WIll Results Improve?

The effects of neurotoxins Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are 3-4 months.  Let everything go away and start over, IMHO.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Botox lasts 3-4 months usually

The duration of Botox is usually 3-4 months to begin wearing off; however, the filler will remain longer - usually 6-8 months. Unfortunately nothing will make the Botox go away or metabolize faster. Do not go in the sun - that definitely will not help. It will actually make you get more sun damage, lines, and wrinkles, which will make you even more unhappy!

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Agree, botox take 4 to 6 months to wear off.

Your lower eyelid effect may wear off faster than this depending on the actual dose placed relative to the muscle mass in the lower eyelid.  Generally the lower eyelid is held up the muscle along the edge of the lower eyelid.  BOTOX can weaken this and cause the eyelid to slump.  Generally, lower eyelid fillers are a better approach for these issues.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Botox metabolism

Botox is classicly described as a 3 to 6 month effect.  That's because some patients metabolize the drug at different rates, and a larger dose takes longer to wear off as well.  What most patients experience is pretty complete effect for three or four months, then start to notice the return of muscle function over  the next two months back to their baseline.  Some patients, particularly those that are very active like runners and personal trainers, seem to break it down more quickly.  So you will have to wait that long.  

Sun has no influence on the metabolism.  I 'm not sure what your injector expected to happen, since the med it is not typically effective "under the eyes" .  Crows feet, yes.  But mid pupil and central to that can be tricky.

Kevin Robertson, MD
Madison Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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