Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic interventions on the market, used by millions of people each year. But how long does it take to work? 

Here’s the short answer: Botox® takes approximately 10 to 14 days to show its full effects. However, you may notice some changes in lines and wrinkles on your face after just three days. 

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What is Botox®?

Botox® is a brand name for a chemical called botulinum toxin from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. At first, it may seem a little intimidating, but Botox® is actually one of the safest and most powerful treatments available to reduce lines and wrinkles. 

The way it works is clever. Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Peters, and Dr. Shah at Capital Laser & Skin Care will precisely inject microscopic quantities of the compound to a specific depth of your skin in the treatment area. The compound then inactivates wrinkle-causing muscles under the skin by blocking chemical signals from the brain. The result is a smoothing out of the face above, reducing the appearance of facial furrows. 

Maintaining your Botox® results is simple. Botox® results last approximately three to four months, which means you may only need three to four repeat treatments a year. 

How Long Until I See My Botox® Results?

Unlike many cosmetic interventions, Botox® gets to work almost immediately. Most patients see results within the first three to four days, with the full impact becoming apparent between 10 and 14 days. 

Injected Botox® lasts three months before the body clears it away. After that, you’ll need to return to the clinic for more injections. Interestingly, the higher the dose, the longer-lasting the results. 

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Benefits of Botox®

So what benefits can patients of Capital Laser & Skin Care expect from Botox® injections? 

  • Smoother skin: Botox® is famous for its unparalleled ability to fight wrinkles and give you a more youthful complexion. As discussed, it gets to work quickly, relaxing the muscles under the skin that leave you prone to deep furrows. 
  • Address multiple facial complaints: Botox® works on all muscles by blocking the neuronal chemical messenger, acetylcholine. So you can use it to target multiple issues, such as frown lines, smile lines (nasolabial folds), crow’s feet, and even forehead lines. 
  • FDA-cleared: Botox® is one of the longest-standing cosmetic interventions in the world, and was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration all the way back in 1989. 
  • Affordable: Unlike some other cosmetic interventions, Botox® is inherently affordable, thanks to its minimal invasiveness. 
  • Fast: With Botox® treatment, you can be in and out of the clinic in less than an hour.

Am I a Candidate for Botox®?

Botox® is an incredibly safe treatment that is suitable for the vast majority of patients, except pregnant women and people with neurological disorders. 

Candidates for Botox® include anyone with lines and wrinkles on the forehead and brow, or around the eyes. There are also other uses for Botox® so be sure to ask Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Shah or Dr. Peters if those treatments are right for you.

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about Botox®? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.