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How Long Does Botox® Last?

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How Long Does Botox® Last?

Botox® is a safe and effective procedure for removing lines and wrinkles on the face. But how long does it last? That’s the topic we tackle in this post.

Botox® Overview

Botox® is a non-surgical intervention designed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face. Patients typically use it to appear less exhausted and to enhance their complexions. 

What is Botox® Made Of?

Botox® is a proprietary name for botulism toxin, a remarkable chemical compound produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Cosmetic surgeons, such as Dr. Lawton, use the compound because of its unique ability to prevent nerve signals from the brain activating muscles in the face. Injecting Botox® into the face blocks the transmission of acetylcholine, preventing nerve endings from sending signals to the muscle fibers.

When applied cosmetically, Botox® is a powerful anti-aging solution. By inactivating muscles, it prevents them from creating creases and furrows in the face, making your complexion look smoother and more youthful. Because of this, Botox® is loved by both celebrities and the general public alike. 

How Long Will My Botox® Results Last?

Botox® results can last between three to four months, depending on the elasticity of your skin, the amount of Botox® injected, and the depth of your wrinkles. 

Interestingly, Botox® relaxes and weakens facial muscles over time. Because of this, the more regularly you receive Botox®, the fewer treatments you require to achieve the same effect. Some of Dr. Lawton’s long-term patients report results lasting for as long as six months. 

Many patients see Botox®’s temporary nature as an advantage. If you do not like the results of treatment, you can simply discontinue use. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Benefits of Botox®

Here are some of the benefits of Botox®:

Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Botox®’s primary cosmetic benefit is the reduction of creases on specific areas of the face. Patients at Dr. Lawton’s practice can target marionette lines, nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, brow lines and forehead lines. Botox® has a naturally smoothing effect, helping the face to appear more youthful and rejuvenated. 

Zero downtime

Because Botox® is a wholly non-surgical procedure, there is no need for recovery. Patients can go about their regular schedule. Results typically begin to appear between four to seven days after injections. 

Exceptional safety

Botox® is also one of the most trusted cosmetic interventions available, thanks to its exceptional safety record. Since FDA-clearance in 1989, cosmetic surgeons have carried out millions of procedures on a broad swath of patients. 

Treat multiple areas

Lastly, Botox® allows you to combat lines and wrinkles on multiple areas of the face at the same time.  

Am I a Candidate for Botox®?

If you have unwanted lines and wrinkles on your face, then you could be an excellent candidate for Botox®. Because it is such a safe and minimally-invasive treatment, no advance preparation is necessary. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or patients with botulism or albumin allergies, should seek other procedures. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about Botox®? Simply fill out the form on this page or call us at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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