How Long Does It Take For Botox To Work?


As one of the most popular injectable cosmetic medicines, Botox has helped many patients realize their goal of smoother, younger-looking skin. Botox is FDA-approved for targeting deep facial lines and wrinkles, specifically frown (glabellar) lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines). Patients with concerns in these areas may wish to learn more about receiving Botox injections and how quickly the results will be visible.

How Botox Works

Botox, produced from the toxin called botulinum, is an injectable wrinkle relaxer. This neurotoxin temporarily paralyzes the muscles to produce a relaxed, smooth appearance. A highly effective wrinkle treatment, Botox can also address various medical conditions by limiting mobility, muscle function, or nerve signals in overactive areas.


A consultation appointment with an injector will allow them to evaluate a patient’s complexion, review their medical background, and determine how many units of Botox are necessary to achieve the desired results. Small doses of the medicine will be injected into the facial muscles, focusing on the areas of concern. Botox injection sessions are relatively quick and painless treatments, typically lasting about 30 minutes. 

How Long Does Botox Take To Work?

The time it takes for Botox to become effective will vary depending on the individual. While some patients report results in as little as 24 to 72 hours, most patients will see the full effects of their treatment around 7 to 14 days post-injections. After two weeks, the patient should schedule a follow-up appointment with the injector if the session results are not satisfying. This appointment will allow the injector to assess the results and implement a new treatment strategy, such as raising future injection dosages.

Is Botox Right For Me?   

Originally intended to address misaligned eyes and chronic eye twitching, Botox has been proven beneficial in managing various medical conditions such as migraines and muscle spasms. Since the early 2000s, patients have had access to this FDA-approved medicine to treat their cosmetic problems.


A minimally invasive treatment, Botox is a safe and effective method for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and lines. If wrinkles are a concern for you, Botox may be the answer. Scheduling a consultation with a reputable injector is the best way to determine if Botox is right for you.

Botox Treatments At PRP In Raleigh, NC

At PRP in Raleigh, our priority is to help you regain your confidence and look as young as you feel. Dr. Sumeet Jindal specializes in cosmetic procedures, including non-surgical rejuvenation procedures like Botox. Dr. Jindal and the exemplary staff at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging can guide you through your cosmetic journey and help you accomplish your aesthetic goal of a refreshed and renewed appearance.

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Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Jindal is a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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