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A 45-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for botox to work?

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Botox treatment.: Usually 3-5 days. Some of my patients state that they start to feel the effect even sooner. Talk to your plastic surgeons as s/he will need to ensure that you are a good candidate or not for this procedure.
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
3-5 days is an average but can take as long as seven days particularly in patients over 65
Oct 20, 2013
Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery 40 years experience
3-5 days: Most people see an improvement in three to five days. The effect usually lasts three to five months. Repeated treatments can lead to longer-lasting effects.
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
3-7 days: I tell patients they will usually notice some changes in their facial muscles in the first 48-72 hours. By 1 week Botox has usually taken most of its affect. Sometimes it may take a full 2 weeks for maximal affect. Botox will usually last 3 months with good affect and then wear off. Most patients need treatments 3-4 times per year to maintain their look.

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How long does it take for botox to fully work?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
3-7 days: Most patients will begin to be notice results within the first 1-2 days but gradually increase for 3-7 days. If no changes are noted for 3 days, don’t be alarmed. Some patients may need the full 7 days to notice an effect.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does it take botox to work for piriformis syndrome?

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Dr. Barry Cohen
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Botox: Takes 2-5 days to kick in.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long must i wait for botox take into effect?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
2-14 days: If it's your first time getting botox, you can expect some improvement within 2-4 days. Full effect can take up to 2 weeks. People who receive their treatments regularly usually see an improvement within 24 hours and full effect within 7-10 days.

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