Botox® is not an immediate treatment. Instead, the treatment’s effects will start to appear within 3 to 5 days. However, its maximum effect will not be noticeable until after 10 to 14 days following the treatment session.

Beautiful girl on filler injection procedure

What are the factors that affect Botox® effectiveness?

The effects of Botox® vary based on how the treatment was administered. Even when injected properly, effectiveness will depend on each patients’ age, gender, strong skin elasticity, and muscle mass, among other factors.

The specific area treated, the proper dose, and your physical activities afterwards should also be considered.

What should you not do after Botox®?

Similar to dermal fillers, Botox® is safe and a minimally invasive procedure, although there could be some risks ahead if you don’t find a delicate balance for aftercare treatment.

Generally, your injector will tell you not to exercise for 24 hours after treatment. For 4 hours after treatment it is advised to keep your head upward so that the Botox® can set in the muscle. Bending over or rubbing the area during the first 4 hours after could cause a droop in the brow. While this may only last 2 weeks, it is not a favorable look. 

The Timeline — How does Botox® work?

To give you an idea of how long it takes for Botox® injections to work, the general rule of thumb is that the finer the lines, the quicker your Botox® treatment works. Compared to dynamic lines, static lines start to disappear slower since they’re “etched” on your face.

Here are the most common areas injected, and how long they take for Botox® to work:

Can Botox® Treat Crow’s feet?

The skin around the eyes begins to lose elasticity with aging. This is a popular procedure as patients typically get quick results after two to three days, but you will need to return every three to four months, or when it wears off.

Frown Lines

If you’re worried about treating your stubborn 11’s, you should know results are noticeable within three to four days. In some cases, maximum results may appear after 14 days.

Why does it take two weeks to work?

You may be wondering why this delay is prolonged in noticing results. 

We like to wait 2 weeks for optimal correction, and here’s why: This process doesn’t actually erase wrinkles. Instead, it prevents muscle contractions which help to smooth and relax facial lines.

Botox® binds to nerve endings in the injection sites, which prevents the release of chemicals that move a particular muscle. Because of this, people with larger muscles or strong facial muscles will need to wait longer for changes to take effect.

You can set your appointment with Lisa Rux, an experienced medical aesthetician with offices in The Women’s Centre in Denton. Lisa provides her caring services to customers from the entire Dallas and Fort Worth area.