How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

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Part of what makes aging so unpleasant is how quickly it can sneak up on us. One day, your reflection is fine, and the next, there seem to be more forehead lines, brow furrows, or crow’s feet, like they settled in overnight while you were asleep. Or the smile lines around your mouth are deeper. ZENA Medical knows this frustration, and thankfully, we can help you do something about it, with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

What is BOTOX®?

Most people know what BOTOX® Cosmetic does, but not exactly how it works. Derived from botulinum toxin, BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that relaxes your muscles, so repetitive expressions like frowns or smiles don’t etch themselves on your skin. It works by blocking signals from the brain to your facial muscles through your nerves. The muscles of your forehead, between your brows, or around your eyes simply never get the message, so they remain relaxed and your skin doesn’t wrinkle in response.

The beauty of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that you don’t have to wait until you already have lines and wrinkles to have the injections. When you have BOTOX® treatments before lines and wrinkles form, you can prevent their existence in the first place. The earliest signs of aging begin between our brows—glabellar lines—and around our eyes—crow’s feet. Starting BOTOX® early prevents these repetitive muscle contractions, so your skin remains smooth and youthful without much effort. 

That’s not to say BOTOX® completely prevents us from expressing ourselves. At ZENA Medical, Dr. Zenovia and all our certified injection specialists are experts, trained not only in the science behind BOTOX® Cosmetic’s use but in the artistry necessary to keep patients looking and feeling like themselves, only younger. It’s all in micro-dosing. We use tiny needles to deliver the perfect quantity of BOTOX® into only those muscles responsible for specific facial movements. These miniscule amounts relax the muscles without giving you “frozen” results that occur when those muscles are totally paralyzed by too much BOTOX® medication. Your provider’s expertise is incredibly important for the successful outcome of your treatment.

How Long Will BOTOX® Last?

How long BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts depends quite a bit on the patient. The amount of BOTOX® required to treat your specific facial aesthetics as well as the speed with which you metabolize the neurotoxin determine how long your BOTOX® treatment will effectively prevent unwanted facial movements. At ZENA Medical, we advise our patients that their BOTOX® injections will begin to take hold around 5 days after your treatment session and will last between 10-14 weeks, depending on your metabolism.

Am I a Candidate for BOTOX®?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the safest prescriptions on the market, and with a ZENA Medical expert personalized consultation, you’ll understand exactly how your specific treatment will be conducted. After a thorough medical history, Dr. Zena can discuss your specific anatomical makeup, and with her surgical background, set up a treatment to effectively erase your forehead lines, brow furrows, crow’s feet, or smile lines.

About BOTOX® Treatments

There’s more to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments than meets the eye, though for the patient, it’s as simple as receiving a series of injections with a tiny needle. It’s Dr. Zena’s extensive and artistic talents that get true, youthful results.

While BOTOX® is FDA-approved for cosmetic use in the forehead and around the eyes, there are off-label uses experienced injectors and surgeons employ to achieve a patient’s overall satisfaction. 


The ZENA Medical “lip flip” gives your upper lip volume and definition without the need for dermal fillers. BOTOX® can be used in the masseter muscle of the jaw not only to relieve the pain from teeth clenching (bruxism) but to also relax the muscle for a thinner facial appearance. If your chin appears quite pimply and reddened, or textured (often called “orange peel skin”) then BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth this skin and decrease sweat production to reduce breakouts and prevent that signature dimpling. The neck shows aging just as much as the face, and it’s often not a location people think to treat. The platysma muscles—or neck bands—can also be relaxed to smooth the neck and chisel the jawline during what’s called a Nefertiti Lift.

Benefits of BOTOX®

Prevent the creep of age. By starting BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments early, you can hold on to your youthful, wrinkle-free appearance for longer.

Reverse the clock. If you weren’t quite ready for BOTOX® injections before fine lines and wrinkles or crow’s feet took up residence, it’s not too late. Many first-time BOTOX® patients begin treatment in their early 40s or later.

Keep your expressions without the lines and wrinkles. ZENA Medical’s experts can inject units of BOTOX® without compromising the facial expressions that make you uniquely you through precise micro-dosing. No waiting for a round of BOTOX® injections to wear off because they’ve left you looking surprised or stuck.

Whether your concerns are lines and wrinkles, deepening nasolabial folds, a “gummy” smile, or overworked jaw muscles, treat them with style and grace at ZENA Medical with BOTOX® Cosmetic, America’s most performed cosmetic procedure.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about BOTOX® injections, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!


*Individual Results May Vary

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