I Received Botox on Crows Feet Three Days Ago?

only 5 units per side. The effect has only set in however on my left eye-- my right eye still looks the same. Is this normal

Doctor Answers 9

Botox for Crow's Feet

That’s not a lot of Botox for correction of the crow’s feet. Most patients receive about 10 units on the average, and sometimes more, for correction.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox Injections For Crow's Feet

Botox injections can take up to 7 days to see a result.  Typically, injection around the crow's feet area is less impactful than botox injected into the forehead or glabella.  You may want to adjust your dosage based on the effect of your treatment.

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for the crow's feet

It can take a week or more for the effects of your treatment to kick in. If you do not notice a change after one week, I would recommend following up with your provider and see what they advise. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox takes about 7 days to reach full effect

Your injector should have advised you that Botox is not instantaneous. It takes about 7 days to reach full effect on the muscles. Give this another week and if you are not happy, go back to see your physician. 


Gordon Lewis, MD
Midlothian Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

#botox and result

Botox can take 5-7 days for it to "kick in" and work. I will often have patients come back at two weeks to make sure that they got the result that they wanted.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Crow's Feet

The results from Botox can take up to 10-14 days for the full effect.  I recommend waiting another week and evaluating the effect at that time.  If you still have concerns please follow up with your physician.  In addition, 5 units of Botox is a very low dose for this area and you may require more units at your follow up visit. Best Wishes.

Kristin Baird, MD
Longmont Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

I Received Botox on Crows Feet Three Days Ago?

Usually it takes 7-10 days to see full result from your Botox treatment. If in two weeks you're not seeing any result, contact your medical provider for an additional treatment 

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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It generally takes 5-7 days to have botox to take its full effect.    The muscle relaxation/paralysis (ie Botox effects) generally lasts for 3-5 months.  Hope this helps.

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 210 reviews

Botox result

Botox can take up to a week, even 2, to have its full effect. 

If the Botox asymmetry remains at 7 days, consider re-treatment on the side that didn't respond. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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