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How long does it take for botox to fully work?

How long does it take for botox to fully work?

Botox Effect 3-5 Day: Botox will typically set in between 3-5 days. Full effect can take up to 2 weeks in some individuals. If you are not seeing the desired effect after that time frame, you should consult with your provider. Some patients will benefit from increased dosing or extending the treatment area to cover a broader target. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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How long does it take for botox to work?

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. ...Read more

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

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

About a week: It can take between5-7 days for Botox to work on the muscle. It does not mean that your piriformis syndrome will be gone at 1 week. Once the muscle are relaxed the physical therapy can be utilized. ...Read more

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How long does it take botox for palmar hyperhidrosis to work?

How long does it take botox for palmar hyperhidrosis to work?

Efecct in 7 - 10 day: It take up to 7- 10 days to reach maximum effect and the duration of effect is on the average about 18 weeks in Botox palms (range 8-32). ...Read more

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How long after you have Botox for migraines do you expect it to start working? Does it take a couple of weeks or do you expect it to work straight away

How long after you have Botox for migraines do you expect it to start working? Does it take a couple of weeks or do you expect it to work straight away

BOTOX/migraines: There are so many variables: Amount injected in units, severity of the prodrome, age after mixing BOTOX, etc. Only way is to attempt a few sessions to find the dose amounts and time frame of onset. ...Read more

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How long does it take for botox to take effect? I have a class reunion in 2 weeks and want to get botox for my forehead lines. How soon can I expect it to take effect? .

How long does it take for botox to take effect? I have a class reunion in 2 weeks and want to get botox for my forehead lines. How soon can I expect it to take effect? .

It: It usually takes 2-7 days to see the effects of botox. Some people may experience very mild, temporary headaches soon after the injections as the muscles begin to weaken and relax. ...Read more

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How long must I wait for botox take into effect?

How long must I wait for botox take into effect?

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. ...Read more

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How long until botox shots take effect for cervical dystonia?

About five days: Botox takes about 4-5 days to cause muscle relaxation in most areas. That's why most clinicins will have you return in two weeks to reevaluate treatment. Dosing can vary based on the muscle size and you would rather under treat than over treat. ...Read more

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I have to get a botox shot in my bladder next week but I want to know more about it how long will the procedure take and will I be awake through it?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who is doing the procedure. There are several different ways of performing the injection and it can vary widely. Speak to the doctor if you have any questions. ...Read more

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How long do u have to wait till botox works have 38 niddles every 12 weeks as had migraine for 5 years now had botox for nearly 2 years?

BOTOX Effect: If BOTOX will work on headaches, you should have pain relief after 14 to 21 days post injections. Talk with your physician about your headache treatment. ...Read more

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Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective? .

Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective? .

Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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Excess underarm sweating. Does botox work, and for how long?

Excess underarm sweating. Does botox work, and for how long?

Yes: Excessive sweating of underarms, hands, & feet (hyperhidrosis) is helped with use of botox. The duration is variable, but typically around 4-6 months. In the underarm, placement is in a grid-like pattern in an effort to distribute the effects over a wide area. Some get improvement in sweating with Botox given is distant sites. Likely this is due to changes in the autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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I get botox shot for frequent urination came from side effect of a med. Vesicare (solifenacin) didn't work can the shot be done before 6 months? Take another med?

I get botox shot for frequent urination came from side effect of a med. Vesicare (solifenacin) didn't work can the shot be done before 6 months? Take another med?

Yes: FDA recommends at least 12 weeks between injections. Vesicare (solifenacin) is only 1 of the meds. That can be tried for OAB. OAB if you have 2 of:urinate 8 timess a day & 2times a night, urgent urination often, leak urine frequently.
Botox take about 2 wk to work. May last up to 8mos. Pills give more dry mouth. Botox gives more UTIs & more need for catheterization than pills. I hope this inf is helpful. ...Read more

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How long to recover from botox?

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How long to recover from botox?

Botox recovery: Usually people go back to work immediately. There may be slight bruising and rarely and slight crusting. ...Read more

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What are the long term consequences of botox?

Safety of Botox: There have not been long term side effects reported after Botox adminsration. Short term side effects have gone away including headache, bruising etc. ...Read more

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I need some information please!? How long is botox in the system?

2-6 months: Botox is a neuromusclular paralyzing protein that binds irreversibly to acetylcholine receptors in the muscles where it is injected. The effects are not permanent because each of us "grow" new receptors, usually within 3-4 months, but occasionally quicker or slower (2-6 months). If injected precisely it does not "travel" or have effects elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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How long do the affects of botox last? I've heard that botox is not a permanent fix. How often would I have to get it?

Thank: Thank you for your question. Botox typically last 3-4 months after treatment for facial wrinkles. Some patients are lucky where the results last much longer. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a Botox specialist help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.

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Are there other injectibles that do the same thing as botox? Are there cheaper alternatives to botox, and do they work as well? .

Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) or Dysport: Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) and Dysport are a little cheaper than botox. Botox costs me 20-25% more. ...Read more

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Does botox work for chin dimples?

Does botox work for chin dimples?

Yes: Yes it can help by paralyzing the mentalis muscle. ...Read more