Whether for forehead wrinkles or as lip injections in Calgary, Botox remains a staple when it comes to easing wrinkles and creating smooth skin. However, for many people, there is a list of questions that come with undertaking botox injections, most commonly: how long does it last? 

To understand how long botox lasts, it is essential to know why and how long it takes to start working, and what it feels like. 

When Does Calgary Botox Take Effect? 

On average, it usually takes three to four days after the injection for the botox to take effect. However, it won’t be until 10 to 14 days afterwards that results will start to show. 

The reason for it taking so long to work is the connection point between the muscles and the nerves, also known as “binding sites”. In this part of the body, the ingredients of the botox adhere to the body’s surface and inhibit activity. The more binding sites your nerves contain, the faster the results will begin to show.

However, a range of factors can impact the results of the botox in Calgary, their longevity, and the results, including the likes of the area treated and the frequency of injections. 

Doctor's hands making cosmetic injection in woman's face

Common areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows and crow’s feet (around the eyes), experience faster results as the lines are finer compared to elsewhere in the body. 

However, according to Dr. Melanie Palm, a board-certified dermatologist, “it’s really the concentration of product injected and how it’s injected into the muscle that determines the ultimate effect”. 

How Does Botox in Calgary Feel When it Starts Working? 

In most cases, patients will feel a slightly tight sensation or a heavy feeling after the injections. These feelings will subside in between one week or two. When the lines start to fade away, and the treated area looks smoother and more refreshed in terms of visuals, the botox has started to take effect. 

There is a slight chance that you might experience side-effects such as temporary bruising (the most common side effect of botox), headaches (which end in 24 to 48 hours and are considered rare) and eyelid drooping (which goes away after about three weeks).

How Long Does Botox Last Then? 

Botox lasts three to four months. As the muscles begin to retake action, the lines and wrinkles will start to reappear. You will require additional injections of botox in Calgary to experience the effects again. 

Are you looking to reduce the signs of ageing and sagging skin? Do you wish your skin looked as good as you feel? YYC Injectionist is a premium clinic in Calgary offering everything from Botox to non-surgical facelifts. Book an appointment today! Call 403-255-0150 or email [email protected]