Patients sometimes ask why their botox treatment doesn’t last as long as expected.
The reality is that all patients will have the effect of the antiwrinkle injection fading out starting about two months, this fading out of the result is a gradual process and will carry on till about four months when the patient is due for that top up.
Especially for the first few treatments of a patient the effect of the anti-wrinkle injection really lasts no more than 3 to 5 months at best.
This is a relatively shorter duration of action of the antiwrinkle injection is because the muscles which we are trying to weaken out is really strong and bulky. With the passage of time and repeated treatments the bulk of the muscles and their strength weaken as they are not to be in use as much.
This is when the effects of your antiwrinkle injection start lasting for longer.
With regular 4 to 6 monthly treatments, most patients will start experiencing an increase in duration of the effects of the botox or their antiwrinkle treatments.