Debunking Misconceptions: How Long Will My Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Last?

Anti-wrinkle injections, such as Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, can work wonders
for restoring youthful skin and boosting confidence. 

But just like all good things, the effects don’t last forever!

To understand how long the results will last, let’s first break down how it works.


After the neuromodulator (often Botox) is injected, it works to inhibit the specific muscle from contracting. When muscles can’t contract, wrinkles are unable to form. (Success!)

These injections can be used to lessen the appearance of current wrinkles or used in prevention treatment (before the formation and etching of facial lines) to prevent them from occurring in the first place.


Anti-wrinkle injections begin working within a few days to relax the muscles. You’ll see peak results from your injections around the 14-day mark. 

After about two months, movement starts to come back slowly — not all at once. So while Botox-users should plan to visit every three to four months, this doesn't mean they’ll have 90 days of maximum anti-wrinkle results. (That’s a common misconception for new patients.)

Dosage also plays a role in the duration. The lower the dose, the duration decreases, so be sure to talk with your clinician about your options. 

While everyone’s different, and the overall duration could be slightly more or less for each patient, you should tentatively plan to come back in and see us around the three-month mark. Book your appointment today at our Middletown, DE, or Lewes, DE offices, online or by phone (302-696 2484).