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Q:
How long does Botox take after it’s injected to work? How long do the effect last?
There are studies that show that within 48 hours, patients notice an onset, but typically we see maximal onset in five to seven days. Also, studies using Dysport and Xeomin show a very rapid onset: sometimes within two to three days. How long it lasts depends on the dose. If you go to a discount place that waters it down, it might only last four to six weeks; but, in general, the duration is three to four months; and you get longer duration after several visits. Patients who have been treated for eight to 10 years break their habit of wrinkling, so they don’t need to use it again for six months or more.
Question asked on December 21, 2011

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Beer Nb32
Dermatologist
West Palm Beach, Florida

There are studies that show that within 48 hours,patients notice an onset, but typically we see maximal onset in 5 to 7 days. Also studies using Dysport, Xeomin, show a very rapid onset, sometimes within 2 to 3 days.  How long it lasts depends on the dose.  If you go to discount place that waters it down, it might only last 4 to 6 weeks; but, in general, the duration is 3 to 4 months; and you get longer duration after several visits.  Patients who have been treated for 8 to 10 years break their habit of wrinkling, so they don’t need to use it again for 6 months or more.

Answered on December 21, 2011
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