BOTOX® Cosmetic Q & A

Q: How often will I need to get BOTOX® in order to hide my crow’s feet?

A: BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent product and commonly used to reduce crows feet lines. Provided the BOTOX® is distributed correctly, it generally lasts about 3-4 months for the first few injections and may become longer lasting to 4-6 months the more you use it.

Be sure you go to someone highly experienced in BOTOX® injections to give the best chance possible of a great result.

Q: I need more BOTOX® in my forehead after 6 weeks. Shouldn’t it last longer?

A: BOTOX® usually lasts about 3-4 months. Even though the administration of the BOTOX® should be the same from office to office, there is definitely some variation in how physicians reconstitute it and how long they keep it on the shelf.

If you are experiencing movement after 6 weeks then you should speak with your physician about your concerns. Sometimes a touch-up can be performed. If it continues to be a problem, then try a different office. Only rarely does a person metabolize the BOTOX® that quickly, but if the same thing happens at another office, that could be the case.

Q: Is BOTOX® safe to use in my face if I’ve had Bell's Palsy?

A: If you have a history of Bell's Palsy and are thinking of getting BOTOX® injections for wrinkles, you should see a physician with a lot of experience with these injections. Often times, the patient will have excessive wrinkling and muscle movement on the unaffected side, and BOTOX® treats this wonderfully. If an area is drooping it may not actually lift it, but weakening of the stronger side could make you look more symmetrical.

If an area of the affected side is contracting in a spastic manner, BOTOX® could also improve that as well. It is a safe treatment option as BOTOX® Cosmetic has been around for more than 25 years.

Learn more about how BOTOX® can benefit you by completing the form on this page or calling (732) 548-3200 to set up a free consultation with Associates in Plastic Surgery today.