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The duration of your Botox injections depends on the amount of product injected, the individual, and the practitioner. Most of our patients see the benefits of Botox for approximately 3-4 months. If you are experiencing effects that last less than 3 months, you should discuss this with your Botox injector to determine if the proper dosing and appropriate technique were used.
For example, a typical glabella (between the eyes) injection uses 20 units of Botox and lasts for 3-1/2 to 4 months. If you are not getting this duration, you may be a patient that metabolizes the drug more quickly than most, you may not be getting proper injection technique from your practitioner or you may need more units injected.
To get your Botox to last longer, consider this. Patients that use Botox consistently every 3-4 months in the first year end up extending the time between treatments by an average of 2-4 weeks. The reason is that Botox can weaken the muscles with repeated use, causing the drug to work longer when used consistently.
3-4 Month Botox Duration