How Long Does BOTOX Last?

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

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Botox treatment is a safe, simple way to reduce facial wrinkles and treat disorders like bruxism, TMJ, and jaw clenching. Botox treatment lasts about 3-4 months on average, though some patients may see shorter or longer-lasting results.

How Does BOTOX Work?

Botox contains a lab-manufactured medicine based on the natural protein botulinum toxin. This medication relaxes local facial, forehead, and jaw muscles when injected.

Relaxing muscles that have become habituated to certain positions allow facial wrinkles to fade. Botox is especially effective for horizontal lines on your forehead, crow's feet, vertical lines between the brows, and smoker's or water bottle lines around the lips.

Advantages of BOTOX

Following are selected advantages of Botox treatments as provided by your practitioner.

Enhances Your Natural Beauty

Botox injections provide a natural look. They do not dramatically change your face, but they can reverse the minor effects of aging. Your face will not look "frozen," and you will still be able to smile naturally and freely.

Fast and Non-Invasive

Botox treatment takes just a little while in the office. Unlike surgical procedures, which could require weeks to months of healing time, there is no downtime with Botox. It provides excellent results with a non-invasive injection.

Quickly Noticeable Results

Facial muscles relax quickly when injected with Botox. The maximum effect takes a few days to develop as the muscles relax.


Compared to other aesthetic procedures, Botox is highly affordable.

Long-Lasting Results

Botox lasts 3-4 months, meaning you can make fewer repeat visits.  

Improves Selected Health Conditions

If you have TMJ or bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding), Botox could help relieve your pain and boost your overall health.

Side Effects of BOTOX

You may have some pain, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, but this should be mild and resolve quickly. You may also experience some redness and slight bleeding.

Renew Your Appearance

Botox represents a relatively small financial investment, but it can make a vital difference in your appearance, especially when combined with other cosmetic procedures.

Botox does not change your face like surgical procedures but still brings a youthful look. The look of Botox is subtle enough to look perfectly natural, but still give you a fresh and rejuvenated look. 

People may not like what they see in the mirror as they age. Fortunately, easy, non-invasive treatments like Botox can reshape your appearance while looking natural. The effects are temporary, but you can repeat the treatment if desired.

Call Agniezka Jamrozek, DMD

Call our West Milford, NJ office at 973-728-3779 to learn more about BOTOX treatment and schedule a consultation.