As a general rule, most patients should notice the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic within two to three days of the injection. This timeframe may be shorter or longer depending on the person. Your complete results should be visible two weeks after your injection was administered, but many people notice that their wrinkles and fine lines continue to improve for up to 30 days after treatment.
The reason why it takes time to see your results is because of the way BOTOX® works. After BOTOX® is injected, it must bind to the receptors responsible for triggering your muscle contractions. Until this takes place, you will not see any effects. The speed at which this process happens varies from patient to patient.
If you are not completely satisfied with your results after two weeks, a touch up injection (also known as a “dose adjustment”) can be performed. However, you should remember that while BOTOX® targets dynamic wrinkles, it cannot remove wrinkles and lines that have already become etched into your skin. To remove these types of wrinkles, consider chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or a dermal filler. Our experienced Denver aestheticians can help you determine the combination of treatments that will best meet your needs.
If you have more questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact Facial Aesthetics. today to schedule a complementary consultation. We serve patients in the Denver and Littleton areas of Colorado.