Botox is a type of protein that is widely used to treat certain medical conditions. Botox is short for botulinum toxin. It is produced by the Clostridium bacterium species. Botox is considered as one of the best and safest means of reducing facial wrinkles by Doctors especially the ones that are located at the uppermost part of the face.

Aside from its cosmetic uses, Botox can also be used to treat several disorders such as allergies of several sorts, sweating, etc. It has also been seen and evaluated to be used to the treatment of chronic pain especially in severe medical conditions in humans.

The process of injecting botulinum toxin into the facial muscles leads to the relaxation of those muscles which eventually leads to the smoothening of the skin which overlays. After three days of this injection, there will be visible changes in the face, and the changes become very maximally visible after three weeks. There are also several brands of Botox that are generally used by Doctors and Cosmetologist which are Xeomin and Dysport.

Whenever an individual start experiencing wrinkles, it certainly means that they have gradually approached their prime age, but most individuals want to approach their prime age without being afraid of how they look and how if their age is showing. This is the reason why most of these people opt-in for Botox treatment as a solution to this fear. In most countries, there are a lot of celebrities that have openly come out to admit the use of Botox on their faces. These admissions have greatly increased the use of Botox over the years.  

The question surrounding how long Botox really lasts has been on the mind of many individuals. Botox has been seen as a temporary treatment, and it needs to be administered by a top and qualified practitioners.  It has been said that Botox ideally lasts for up to three to six months. It has been seen that as the muscle action returns gradually, the facial lines and wrinkles appear all over again and it may need to be re-treated. It may be discovered that over this time, the lines and wrinkles are always seen to be less severe due to the fact that the muscle always tends to shrink. In a nutshell, it all depends on the dosage that the individuals have taken in.

Getting Botox does not take a very long time during the procedure. Ideally, it can take only a few minutes, and in some cases, it does not require anesthesia during the process. In the process, Botox is injected with a needle, and it only gives only a very small discomfort. Most of the time, it takes only 1-2weeks in order to have its full effect. Doctors and cosmetologists have recommended avoiding alcohol 1 week before the day of the procedure. They also recommend that you stop taking anti-inflammatory medications and aspirin before the treatment in order to reduce bruising

There are various factors that alter how Botox can last on the face.

  • Your age and the elasticity of your skin, in particular, affects the rate at which the Botox will last. Botox is mostly used by older people in order to get rid of facial lines and wrinkles
  • The power of the muscle in which the Botox is going to be applied on and how the patient tends to use these muscles over time.
  • The location of the Injection that was used in the Botox process.
  • The amount of the Botox which was injected into the facial muscles of the individual.

Over the course of these few months, the most common side effect observed is temporary bruising. Temporary bruising is caused because of the immense effect the Botox has on the muscles of the face. Another common side effect is dropping which usually occurs within three weeks after the application. Drooping generally happens whenever the Botox tends to move around within the facial area. It may also lead to facial paralysis and a lot of facial muscle weakness, but in most cases, these effects have been seen to have died down over a couple of months. Health professionals have suggested that individuals that go through this Botox process should not rub the area after 12 hours after the injection. They also suggested that you do not lie down after 3-4 hours after the process. It is important to note that Botox may not work for all wrinkles, so if you are seriously considering the process, it is very important that you go through a doctor first.

However, Botox is not advisable for, breastfeeding women, pregnant women, and women that are going through a lot of neurological disorders because they do not react very well to the use of Botox on their skin. Most times they tend to develop common side effects which are bruises as a result of the procedure especially at the points where these Botox are administered, and most people even develop headache as a reaction to the Botox injection.

In certain cases, whenever these pregnant and breastfeeding women react to Botox, it may result in an asymmetry on the face of the individual. Most of the time the only cure for this is to wait until the effects of the Botox starts to wear off. It is very important to make sure that these side effects and complications do not occur by totally avoiding the process, but if needs be, it is very crucial to get a top-notch doctor or cosmetologist to effectively handle the process.


There you have it, the use of Botox has, over the years been considered safe but they have also been seen to have a lot of side effects. In this article, we have taken an in-depth look at how long Botox last when applied by certain individuals. This time depends on several factors in the human body because humans do not generally work in the same way. It is advised that you consult a doctor before going through with the Botox injection process.