4: How Quickly Does Botox Work?
This is the fourth installment of 12 Things You Need to Know About Botox and Aesthetics which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.
For most people, Botox works pretty quickly.
If it’s your first time getting Botox, you might think the effect is immediate. This is just an optical illusion caused by the plumping effect of the injection. In fact, any type of fluid injection – even plain saline – into your body will affect the nerve endings.
The first “true” results will be noticeable within 24 to 48 hours – when you’ll see a softening of wrinkles. Why does Botox need a couple days to start working?
Botox freezes your muscles by stopping the release of acetylcholine. It takes awhile for your body to “use up” the acetylcholine that’s already circulating. After that, the magic of Botox becomes clear!
Men with thicker skin and stronger muscles may take a few more days to see the first results. Everyone is different, so the time frame for your results can vary.
Shallow wrinkles – like the forehead or frown lines – are usually the first areas you will notice a significant improvement. You will start to feel a little tightness in the skin. When you try to make exaggerated facial gestures, you will notice the effect in the areas of the face that were treated.
In one to two weeks, you will notice the maximum effect of Botox on even the deepest wrinkles.
The good news is: Botox is still working for you! While the short-term effects are excellent, there are still more benefits on the way.
Long-term results can occur months after your treatment. When you’re no longer creasing your skin, folding the wrinkle lines back into your face, your body starts repairing itself. Your wrinkles will literally begin to fade as creases smooth out over time.
Do you want to watch your wrinkles disappear in just 24-48 hours? The Aesthetic Center at Eye Centers of Florida is here to help you decide what the best skin care treatment options are for you. If you would like more information about us or if you are ready to schedule your botox appointment call (239) 267-2288 or connect with us at www.facebook.com/EyeCentersofFlorida.