How long does Botox last for? Botox lasts for about 3-5 months, on average. Botox has been reported to last longer or shorter, depending on the individual’s metabolism, activity, and lifestyle. In a biological activity study of the botulinum toxin in people, Wohlfarth, et al (2008) found the muscle weakening effects of “Botox to last as long as 12 weeks” (Wohlfarth, 2008). This study compared two of the most popular brands Dysport® and Botox®, both having the effects last 3 months on average. Botox has been proven to have longer effects (up to 5 months on average) when injection appointments are kept up with. This means that after one’s second injection the effects will last longer than it did on the first injection, because it is paralyzing more tiny muscle fibers as they appear to leave you wrinkle free for longer.
A-lister botox injector, Dr. Deepak Dugar tells his patients after botox injections, to avoid hot sauna, or hot yoga for one week after botox. This is because hot yoga or sauna can make the botox become inactive, or make the wrinkle-reducing effects of the botox not last as long. Dr. Dugar sees his botox patients about 4 times per year, about every 3 months to maintain their botox, and produce the best wrinkle reducing results as possible.
Dr. Dugar injects 5 muscles of the face; the forehead, crows feet (lines by the eyes), glabella (between the eyebrows), smile lines (corners of the mouth), and the platysma muscle (neck). Using tiny, super thin needles to inject the botox, which has a numbing substance in each of the droplets of every injection, so his patients don’t feel a thing.
Dr. Dugar’s patients love coming for botox injections, because he takes the time to listen to their wants, and he is able to come up with a plan that is low risk, but will give them the best results for a natural-looking botox outcome.
Meeting with Dr. Dugar for a consultation for Botox will result in you getting the most detail-oriented care, and as him and his staff make your experience as efficient as possible. All while making sure you have all the tools and information necessary for your botox to last the longest it possibly can.
If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Dugar’s philosophy, or are new to botox and want to know more information, even if you think its too early, Dr. Dugar would love to consult with you and help you on your journey to a more youthful version of yourself. Call, text or email us below and we would be more than happy to help you book your botox consultation.
Wohlfarth, K., Schwandt, I., Wegner, F. et al. Biological activity of two botulinum toxin type A complexes (Dysport® and Botox®) in volunteers. J Neurol 255, 1932–1939 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-008-0031-7