Botox injections are a popular cosmetic procedure and the most frequent question asked during the appearance improving process is likely to be how long does the Botox take to work? I had to ask a reputable botox clinic owner Sheridan France to find out. She told me the results will be relatively quick in some cases, but not immediate. The minimum time for the Botox to take effect is usually a couple of days which is why those who have just had the injections are advised to take it easy and rest for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours. As well as not exercising during this period, the treated area should not be rubbed to ensure that the Botox settles in the correct place.
Once the second or third day is reached after the injections have taken place, the reduction in muscle movement will start to be obvious as an improvement in appearance becomes noticeable. The change can be quite dramatic for some, but for those having the Botox injections for the first time this may not be the case and it is tempting to think the process has not worked – however it can take up to five days for the desired effects to be seen. The effects of the Botox will continue to increase; usually reaching a peak around a fortnight after the injections took place.
How quickly the results of the Botox are apparent can vary greatly between people as a result of many different factors. Our age, the number of previous injections and the depth and degree of the wrinkles we might be trying to treat all have a part of play and physiological factors can also make a difference. Antibodies in the body sometimes try to work against the Botox thereby lessening the effects which might mean a solution of additional higher concentration injections is required. The location of where the Botox is injected is also relevant – for example, if the facial muscle is strong in the treated area then it will take longer for the desired effect while injections in the neck tend to work quicker than those in the face.