How Long Does Botox® Take to Work?

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Our expressive faces let us communicate many emotions, but the movements of these muscles cause lines and wrinkles to develop. Botox® smooths expression lines to give you a more youthful, relaxed appearance. If you have noticed lines and wrinkles becoming deeper or lasting even if your face is at rest, now might be the right time to consider Botox®.  

What is Botox®?

FDA-approved in 1989 for medical purposes and in 2002 for cosmetic use, Botox® is an injectable neurotoxin that relaxes muscles. Botox® is used for facial lines, wrinkles, and medical conditions like excessive sweating and muscle spasms. Botox® can smooth and soften lines and wrinkles. It can also prevent future lines by limiting the muscle activity that causes them.

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How Does Botox® Work?

Botulinum toxin, the active ingredient in Botox®, works by blocking signals between nerves and muscles. When injected into your facial muscles, Botox® travels to the nerves and stops them from sending signals. The muscles stop contracting and become relaxed, easing the tension on the overlying skin. Lines and wrinkles can soften and become smoother. Botox® also has an anti-aging effect since your skin can remain relaxed and less affected by your facial expressions. 

How Long Does Botox® Take to Work?

When injected, Botox® will travel through the muscle and reach the facial nerves. This process can take several days. Some people see results within a day or two. You will see your full results after about seven to ten days. After treatment, you can expect Botox® to last three to four months. Some people, especially those who have Botox® regularly, may see results lasting up to six months. 

Where Can You Have Botox®?

Botox® works best on lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Popular locations for Botox® treatments include:

  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines, sometimes called the 11’s, between the brows
  • Fine lines around the mouth

Doctors use Botox® all over the body to treat various medical conditions. 


How Much Does Botox® Cost?

Botox® is priced per unit, and the number of units needed varies from person to person. The cost per unit is usually between $10 and $15. Depending on the area and how many units you need, your total cost will range from $150 to $500. For those comparing Botox® prices, consider the differences between regions and providers. 

Am I a Candidate for Botox®?

After decades of use, Botox® is considered to be highly safe. You most likely make a good candidate if you want to smooth or prevent lines and wrinkles. Botox® is not recommended if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neuromuscular conditions. 

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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