How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?

How Long Does It Take For Botox To Work Amara

At Amara, we care a great deal about informing our clients on how to use Botox safely and effectively. This assures that you maintain a completely natural look while the anti wrinkle injections work their magic.

There are many different botulinum toxin products on the market, but we use the original Botox® Cosmetic by Allergan. The procedure is fast and painless, but we’ve still set important guidelines in place regarding how often our clients should have injections. We recommend a two-week waiting period between injections for the best results.

How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work?

How Long Does It Take For Botox To Work - Anti Wrinkle Injections AmaraThere’s often confusion about how long it takes for the full effects to be seen on the face after injections. It’s natural to want to see results immediately, but the effects take a few days to become visible. Even if you won’t see results right away, there are no side effects to treatment, and nobody can tell that you’ve just had injections. You can slip back into work or carry on with your life as if nothing happened.

But the treatment is fast-working: In most cases, 80 to 90 percent of the injection’s full effect is visible after a window of four days to a week. Sometimes the injection works even faster, after two to three days. But realistically, patients will need to wait two full weeks to see the complete effect of the injections on their wrinkles. The last 20 percent of the injection’s effect may come in during those final days, and the last thing we want is to overdo it, which could leave the face looking stiff and swollen.
But since you won’t need injections more than a few times a year to maintain your skin, you shouldn’t have a problem waiting a few weeks to see the full effects of one treatment.

How Long Does It Take for Botox to Work? – Video

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  1. Hi,

    I’ve had Botox injections for the forehead frown done 2,5 days ago, but I can still frown for a 100%. Also, it doesn’t feel my muscles are getting any weaker.. Should I ask for a top up, or can the Botox still kick in after so many days?


    • Hi Amira,

      If the clinic you had your treatment in uses the original Botox® by Allergan then it has not fully kicked it yet. At 2 weeks the product will have fully merged with your body.

      I hope this clears things up for you!
      Kind Regards,

  2. Just got Botox for the first time , today it’s been five whole days since I had it done. I still have full movement of my forehead and the wrinkles look the same. The lady said she put a lot in but it doesn’t seem to have had any effect whatsoever. Should I not be seeing some results yet? Does it suddenly kick in in one day so I could be frozen tomorrow? Or is it a gradual thing where I’m meant to see something by now?

    • Hi Lucy,
      Though we cannot comment on treatments done at another clinic if it was the original Botox used then that can take up to 2 weeks to take effect. Please contact the clinic you had your treatment with if you are concerned with your treatment. Kind regards,

  3. Hi there, it’s been two weeks since I had Botox by allergen for my frown lines. My frown lines are still clearly visible and I can 50% still frown. I feel upset. The nurse who is asthetics qualified said come back and shell redo it but I’m scared . Is it possible it still could take full effect by week three. This was my first ever Botox

    • Hi Ruby, We would advise that you went back to the clinic where you had your treatment. At Amara for your first treatment, we would use the minimum dose and then top up if needed at your first free review. However, I would just advise you that anti-wrinkle injections can only be performed by a doctor or dentist.
      Kind Regards,