I cannot see any effects of the Botox which I had 7 days ago.
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The pivotal studies demonstrated that the peak effects of Botox are seen 14 days after the treatment
Thank you for your clinical post. In general, Botox and its sister neuromodulators Xeomin and Dysport will make its way down to the target muscle within 3-4 hours of injection. Onset of clinical effect often occurs within 3 days in many patients, however, most physicians advise patients to allow up to 7-14 days for full effect to exert itself. Depending on the size of the facial anatomy and the size of the facial muscles, the activity of the facial muscles more or less Botox may be required for function such as softening a frown line, lessening Crow’s Feet, softening forehead lines and elevating a brow. In general, 40 units is a small amount if you have strong frown line muscles, strong Crow’s Feet and a strong forehead muscle, often 60-75 units may be required for a true brow lift effect and to soften or eliminate frowning.
Once you have allowed 2 weeks for full effect I’d revisit your injection professional and discuss the next steps. More Botox in the same areas is likely indicated. Of course, ensure that the Botox was not left out of the fridge for a prolonged period of time, had been mixed fairly recently and the physician or nurse had not experienced any decreased efficacy with that lot number.
I’ve been injecting Botox and soft tissue fillers as well as doing facial cosmetic plastic surgery for over 20 years and have found very few people to have true antibodies to Botox so I think this is simply a dose symmetry issue.
I’m sure you’ll get an excellent result and best of luck.
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Botox can take up to 14 days to take total correction. After two weeks, contact your provider for a follow up appointment to discuss at that time if you need additional units of Botox.To be sure, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment.
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No Effects from Botox after One Week
- Usually, one week after Botox most patients are noticing a change in their wrinkles.
- But I have seen it take as long as two weeks to notice the full effects.
- Therefore, wait a full two weeks, and if you have questions about the results at that time, additional Botox injections could be considered.
- Thanks for sharing!
7 Days After Botox
Thank you for your question.
Botox usually takes 2 or 3 days to start to work, and will continue to improve over the first 7 to 10 days. The full affect is typically achieved after 14 days.
Should you not notice any improvements after 14 days, I'd recommend booking a follow-up appointment with your skilled and qualified injector.