There is minimal to no downtime following neuromodulator injections. The results of BOTOX Cosmetic®, Dysport®, and/or Xeomin® take an average of 5-7 days to come into effect. The treatment duration itself is rather quick, lasting approximately 15 minutes depending on the area(s) treated. Because neuromodulators are not for permanent changes to the body, injected muscles, especially those that are strong and frequently used, gradually return to their pre-treatment state without periodic repeat treatments. Most patients repeat injections every 3-6 months for the maintenance of treatment benefits, depending on the treatment area(s), existing muscle movement, and patient preference.