A woman with a beautiful, wrinkle-free smile In general, Botox treatments last between 3 to 6 months. Several factors may affect the length of treatment, such as:
  • The person’s age
  • Their sex
  • Their muscle mass
  • The injection technique
  • The dilution of the toxin
  • The volume of the solution
  • The positioning of the injection
It’s not unusual for first-timers to experience shorter results, followed by longer results after a second treatment. However, regular users often notice longer results over time because their muscles begin to shrink. As Botox neurotoxins begin to wear off over time, your nerves send contraction signals to your muscles again, bringing back those wrinkles and fine lines.

How long do Botox injections take?

The average Botox treatment is short, lasting less than 30 minutes. You could pop in during a lunch break for your procedure! If it’s your first time, it may take longer, as we will need to explain things as we go through the procedure. It is also possible to combine Botox treatment with a regular dental visit for added convenience. That way, no one has to know you’re getting Botox.

How long does it take for Botox to work?

Some of our patients have reported noticing results in as little as 24 to 48 hours. However, you’ll more than likely experience the full effect in 10 to 14 days. If you're choosing Botox specifically for an event, it would be wise to talk with us as soon as possible (preferably 3 or 4 weeks prior). This'll give us time for treatment and any adjustments you may need. If you are looking for a fresh new you, take a peek at our dermal fillers and cosmetic Botox services.

How often should I get Botox?

To maintain your youthful appearance and prevent additional signs of aging, you should seek retreatment as soon as you notice your wrinkles or fine lines reappearing. Here at South Shore Prosthodontics, we recommend a three-month gap between treatments.

How can I make Botox last longer?

This is one of the questions we hear most, so we've decided to share a few tips to help you prolong the effects of your Botox treatments:
  • Avoid rubbing your face for 24-48 hours after treatment
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or heat for 24 hours after treatment
  • Limit your sun exposure
  • Wear sunglasses and/or hats outside
  • Use sunscreen more often
  • Find an effective skincare routine
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Try to decrease your stress levels
  • Stop smoking (or cut back, at the very least)

What can you expect from Botox with South Shore Prosthodontics?

We are experienced cosmetic Botox and dermal filler providers. You can either schedule a visit or read our page on Dermal fillers and Cosmetic Botox to discover more, but you can expect the following basic process:

Cosmetic Consultation

A complete personalized consultation is used to assess your situation and discuss your goals. From here, we can plan out the best route to help fulfill your wishes.


According to your treatment plan, we begin the injections. The actual procedure is quick and involves very little pain.

Follow Up

Shortly after your treatment, we schedule a follow-up appointment to check whether everything is progressing well. We recommend that you repeat treatment every three months in accordance with our techniques and methods. If you're ready to take the first step toward a stunning, youthful appearance, we're here to help. Book Your Appointment Or: Our dental office is located in Hingham and serves the surrounding communities of Hanover, Weymouth, Scituate, Cohasset, Hull, Rockland, Braintree, Brockton, Pembroke, Boston, Quincy, and Milton.