It been 2 days after receiving my first botox..still no change visible. How long before signs of change?

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Botox Results

Botox works by temporarily weakening the muscles. Botox will take approximately 7-10 days before seeing the full effect. This effect lasts about 3-4 months. This should be done in the hands a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist with expertise in Botox #botox#drrodrohrich#plasticsurgery    

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Give It a Week

Thanks for your question. It's understandable that you're eager to see the results of your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, but it takes a bit longer than 2 days for results to completely develop. You should see preliminary results developing in the next few days and gradually intensifying for up to 3 weeks. If you don't see any visible improvement by 1 week after your injection, then it may be time to contact your practitioner.

Mark E. Freeman, MD
Idaho Falls Plastic Surgeon
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Botox-- Final Results

Botox takes a full 2 weeks to get your final result. Depending on the individual patient, you should start seeing changes in 2-3 days.

John Tate, MD
Lebanon Facial Plastic Surgeon

Botox takes two weeks to work

Botox starts working 24-48 hours after the injection but takes a full two weeks to see the final results.  Be patient.

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Final Results

Thank you for your question.  Most people start seeing results at a week with maximum effect after 3 weeks.

Paul Critelli, MD
Dallas Physician
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Botox- Final Results

Results do not always occur immediately, for some patients it takes up to at least 14 days to see final results. If you do not see desired results after 14 days I suggest speaking with the physician who preformed the injection. He/She might have been conservative as this was the first time receiving Botox. Best, Dr. Berger

Andre Berger, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
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Botox Results

Thank you for your question. It is still early on. With Botox it can take up to 14 days to take full effect.

Daniel J. Ritacca, MD
Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
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It takes a minimum of three days to begin to see results.  The maximum effect is at three weeks, and it slowly wears off over 3 months.

Jesse E. Smith, MD, FACS
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox timing

Hello, and thanks for your question. It can take up to 2 weeks to see full result. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.  

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
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Rule of threes

Simply speaking, your first botox experience should take three days to start to take effect, three weeks to take full effect and then last a further three months. Rule of threes... easy..The second and subsequent times, the numbers are more like 2 days, 2 weeks and four months.

Adam Goodwin, MBBS, FRCS(Plast)
Manchester Plastic Surgeon
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