Can you get Botox sooner than 3 months?
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When can I have Botox injections again?
If the Botox was used in a more conservative manner, the clinical effect may wear off sooner. Therefore, 2 months may be an appropriate timeframe. Discuss with your injector.
Repeat Botox at less than 3 months
While duration of Botox effect is usually related to dose, there are certain areas where we have to be careful not to inject too large a dose of Botox, such as around the mouth and forehead lines. Therefore, we might notice that the improvement in these areas is less than 3 months: we can certainly reinject based on clinical appearance.
Another alternative is to try another neurotoxin such as Dysport, which might sometime give a more prolonged duration in challenging areas such as the forehead.
How often can Botox be injected?
This is really a great question. The frequency in which Botox is injected is far less important than the quantity. There is no formula that says that an individual cannot have an injection 2 months after her previous one. Commonly Botox will last for 3-4 months, but if it lasts for a shorter period of time this is often in relation to inadequate Botox dosage. Unfortunately, a poor Botox response can also be in relation to in appropriate suspension or in older hydrated Botox that is lost some effect. Hopefully this is helpful to you.
Be healthy and be well,
James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS
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- We treat a lot of patients with Botox!
- The majority of our patients note that their Botox effects last about three months.
- However, sometimes Botox effects only last 2 months or so.
- Once the effects of Botox have worn off, it is definitely fine to have a repeat injection.
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