Botox Longevity


Botox naturally wears off in 8-16 weeks depending on where it’s injected. In high movement areas or areas with lower doses is wears off faster. In areas of high, concentrated doses, or low movement, it wears off slower. In general, it wears off like this:

  • 8-weeks for lips (lip flip) and around eyes
  • 8-12 weeks for forehead
  • 12-16 weeks for glabella (11’s)

It doesn’t go from no movement to suddenly being able to raise your brows after 12 weeks though. You will notice more and more movement each week after the first month (usually).


There isn’t much scientific evidence that we can control how fast it wears off, but this is what we’ve noticed from experience and research:

This is what we have noticed makes Botox wear off faster:

  • Intense exercise or anything that speeds up metabolism (think HIIT training and hot yoga)
  • Acupuncture– a small group of clients getting acupuncture had results lasting 3-4 weeks less than regular clients. There are no actual studies on this yet though (hint hint for anyone in the field).
  •  Intense stress– It may wear off quicker when there is an increase in stress hormones and possibly metabolism.
  • A lack of Zinc in the diet– limited studies show that if you don’t have enough Zinc in your system the medication doesn’t bind to the receptors properly. Typically our clients want their results to last so we recommend everyone be on Zinc. If you’re concerned as a first-time client you could consider skipping the Zinc until you see your final results.

If you have questions about Botox don’t hesitate to give us a call for a consultation.

Anew Clinic is a premier Medical Spa located in Savannah, GA. We take a holistic approach to natural results. If you’re in the Savannah area and are considering botox, fillers, or other aesthetic procedures consider booking a consultation using the link below.

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