How Long Can BOTOX® Injections Last in the Face?

By: Dr. Shail Singh


There’s no question that BOTOX® is one of the most widely used cosmetic injectables today — and for good reason! BOTOX offers a convenient and lasting solution for dramatically reducing some of the most common and frustrating signs of facial aging. One of the first things many patients ask when considering BOTOX injections is how long their results will last. Here, the knowledgeable aesthetic team at Excel Regenerative Medicine answers that question and other BOTOX FAQs to help you better understand whether injectable wrinkle relaxers in San Jose, CA, may be right for you.

What does BOTOX do?

BOTOX has a number of both cosmetic and functional applications. For aesthetic purposes, BOTOX is commonly used to diminish the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles on the face — meaning those associated with recurrent expressions and muscle movements. When we’re younger, the lines that appear when we smile, frown, and squint quickly disappear once our expression returns to normal. With age, however, these expression lines can linger even while the face is at rest. When BOTOX is injected into the muscles responsible for the expressive lines, it forces the muscle to relax and causes the surface wrinkles to be smoothed away.

What kinds of wrinkles can be treated with BOTOX?

Some of the most common types of facial lines and wrinkles that can be effectively treated with BOTOX injections include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Brow lines
  • 1, 11, and 111 lines (glabellar lines)
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

How soon does BOTOX start working?

One of the most important things to know about BOTOX — especially when planning your treatment ahead of a special occasion — is that the results of BOTOX will not be immediately apparent after injection. For most people, preliminary improvements may be seen a few days after treatment, with the full effects of BOTOX becoming evident in about one week.

How long do BOTOX injections last?

On average, most patients can expect their BOTOX wrinkle relaxers to last for about 3 – 4 months before they begin to notice a return of unwanted lines and wrinkles. Many patients report the lifespan of their BOTOX becoming slightly longer after several rounds of repeat injections. Other patients may notice that their BOTOX “wears off” a little sooner than expected — which is common in patients who exercise heavily and often — but repeat injections can be administered at any time to restore a smoother look once again.

How can I make my BOTOX last longer?

While there is no true way to extend your BOTOX, there are some things you can do to help keep your face looking its best and to discourage or slow the progression of new signs of facial aging, including:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid direct sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen regularly
  • Practice proper skin care
  • Do not smoke

Smooth away your peskiest lines with BOTOX injections in San Jose, CA

Don’t let lingering lines and wrinkles keep you down any longer. If you’re ready to restore a more youthful look and feel confident about your appearance, we can help. Discover more about the benefits of BOTOX for conveniently smoothing away expressive lines and wrinkles by calling Excel Regenerative Medicine to schedule your consultation for San Jose, CA, BOTOX injections today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.