How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?

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BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts 3-4 months before the effect fades. You can restore the results with a re-injection appointment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one brand of botulinum toxin type A, an injectable protein that smooths wrinkles and creases on your face. This injectable has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. In fact, botulinum toxin type A injections were up 3 percent in 2018 compared to 2017 (the most recent years with statistics available). Millions of people receive these injectable treatments every year in the U.S., and with good reason: the benefits of BOTOX® injections are many –

  • This injection is completely non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • It smooths lines between the eyebrows, at the corners of the eyes and across the forehead
  • It can easily be re-administered before it fades
  • The results look natural and beautiful




BOTOX® Cosmetic has been safely used for decades to soften facial wrinkles. This injectable protein works on skin folds that form because of the activity of the muscles beneath the skin. The botulinum toxin type A formulation safely mutes the muscular activity in the targeted area, allowing the muscle, and the skin above it, to relax and smooth out. BOTOX® works on wrinkles that are formed by laughing, frowning, furrowing your brow, squinting and facial expressions in general. Although it relaxes this activity, your expressiveness will be preserved when you choose an experienced injector like Dr. Steven Greene.

Dr. Greene is a board-certified clinical dermatologist. He understands facial anatomy and musculature, and so he can make very precise BOTOX® injections that do not lead to a frozen or expressionless appearance. He wants you to look and feel your best. Numerous patients at our practice report high levels of satisfaction with BOTOX® Cosmetic because it provides such effective results with no downtime, no surgery and a simple, convenient injection appointment.

Schedule Your Next BOTOX® Appointment

Are you interested in scheduling your next BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment in Seattle? If so, we’re happy to arrange it! Please call Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797. We look forward to arranging your visit!

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