The duration of the response to Botox varies from patient to patient and depends on a variety of factors. In the majority of patients Botox last for 3 to 4 months, but in some cases may last only two months, while in other cases may last up to eight months.
These variations occur for several reasons. In some patients, the facial muscles are unusually strong or large and for this reason Botox wears off quickly. There may also be variations in the patient’s aesthetic goals. Some patients want a stronger effect from Botox with obliteration of all facial lines of expression even during facial animation. While others want a more expressive face during animation. These aesthetic goals can affect how much Botox is utilized and its duration of action. For these reasons it’s important to make sure your aesthetic goals are understood by your practitioner.