Cosmetic Surgery

Why Does My Botox Anti Wrinkle Injection Not Last As Long

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.