BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily disrupting the signals between facial muscles and the nerves that make them contract. Because these junctions are not damaged or destroyed, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are temporary. In general, you can expect to need repeat injections every three to six months. This will be dependent on your unique needs and is best determined by Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata during your BOTOX® Cosmetic consultation. Frequent Injections Most people benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections two to three times a year, but some will need them with greater or less frequency. The good news is BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe to use as frequently as every week, though this is never necessary when it is used for cosmetic purposes. Some people like to wait until BOTOX® Cosmetic has completely worn off before coming in for repeat injections. Others prefer to treat wrinkles as soon as they appear. Which option is best for you depends on your personal desires and will be catered to meet your specific needs. If you are considering BOTOX® Cosmetic and live in or around Indianapolis, Indiana, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata.