How long does it take for botox to work and how long does it last?

How long does it take for botox to work and how long does it last?
How long does it take for botox to work and how long does it last?
Consult with a medical professional before you go ahead with any type of cosmetic treatment. (Picture: Getty)

During the past year, the demand for cosmetic injectables such as Botox has surged.

Research from natural cosmetics innovator Uvence shows that over three million Brits are now considering a treatment because of signs of stress and ageing caused by the pandemic and a significant number of us have become highly conscious of our appearance and premature ageing as a result of lockdown.

Treatments such as botox can take as little as 10 minutes, but will you see the results as fast and how long will they last?

How long does it take for botox to work?

While a botox treatment can take as little as 10 minutes to carry out, patients need to wait a little longer befote they will see the results.

The Harley Medical Group advise: ‘Please be aware that while there is no down-time the results are not immediate; it can take up to five days for the results of the treatment to be fully visible.’

Those who have had botox are advised to avoid exercise and hot baths in the days immediately following the treatment to prevent sweating out the injected treatment.

How long does botox last before you need another treatment?

Dr Jane Leonard, who has nine years of experience in aesthetic treatments, told Metro.co.uk that, ‘Botox lasts typically between three to six months.’

Botox injection in forehead.
Botox is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin and works by temporarily paralyzing muscles. (Picture: Getty)

‘The length of treatment is dependent on the dose of Botox used and how strong the facial muscles are.

The Harley Medical Group also say: ‘To ensure the best results long-term initial treatments should be approximately 3-4 months apart, but this will eventually become 6-12 months as your muscle is re-educated.’

Prices for cosmetic treatments such as botox start at around £195 per treatment from Care Quality Commission Regulated clinics such as The Harley Medical Group.


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