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When crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and other signs of aging on your face start to lower your self-confidence, you can give Botox treatment a chance. Everyone has heard of this exceptional treatment. And if you are eligible, it might actually work wonders. But how long will you have to wait before the wonders actually start showing up? In this blog, we will address the question: how long does Botox take to work? Carry on reading.

How Quickly Do You See Results with Botox?

On average, Botox shows results in 3 to 4 days after your session. Many times, Botox shows maximum results in 10 to 14 days.

The results vary depending on multiple factors, such as the treated area, frequency of Botox injections, and more. Generally, the results tend to last for 3 months. You can discuss these factors with your certified dermatologist and proceed with the best approach to take.

Time for Different Areas of Treatment

People usually get Botox for the forehead, crow’s feet around their eyes, and between the eyebrows. Botox will not take long to show results for finer lines, and you may see results faster at the corners of your eyes and fine forehead lines. However, if you have deeply etched lines, the Botox will take longer to show results.

The concentration of the product and the technique used to inject it determine the ultimate effect and how long it will take to show the results. For instance, if the larger muscles, such as the forehead, receive fewer units, the Botox will kick in slower as compared to a smaller muscle that receives more units.

Why Botox Takes Long to Work

You will notice results within 3 to 4 days of your Botox treatment, but why does it take so long to show maximum results? To answer, there is a connection point between muscles and nerves known as the motor endplate, and this point is where Botox binds. Once this happens, the nerves instruct the muscles to move meanwhile, the motor endplate instructs the nerves to contract.

The specific protein Botox binds to, SNARE, is present at the motor endplate, and it sends chemical messages urging the muscles to move. Botox puts this to an end, and the muscles do not move when the chemical acetylcholine stops being released; it is the protein that is delivering chemical messages.

While Botox is quick to bind, it takes some time to shut off SNARE and silence the acetylcholine. Therefore, the onset of Botox is not immediate and will take days to provide maximum results. The dermatologist will inject Botox under the skin, where the nerve cells in contact with the muscles will absorb it. It will take a while for the Botox to take effect on the muscle and stop or weaken the muscle contraction responsible for lines and wrinkles on your skin. When the muscles stop contracting, you will see an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

What’s Next?

It will take 10 to 14 days for Botox to show maximum results, but you will start seeing improvement in 3 to 4 days after injection. Make sure you consult your dermatologist if there are any unusual symptoms or complications.

Care Dermatology is here to help you achieve beautiful and smooth skin. Restore the youthful glow on your face with our specialist, Dr. Tarek Shaath, and dial (407) 887-2250 to schedule an appointment with us.

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