Updated: 6 days ago
Botox, the neurotoxin, paralyzes the muscle. It treats static lines visible decades after frowning, smiling, and raising their eyebrows, and dynamic wrinkles are visible with facial expressions. Muscles shrink and become weak when not used for an extended period. The same thing can happen to the muscles in your face when treated with Botox, even though only the treated muscles will atrophy, leaving other muscles to maintain total volume: "Botox is best for horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, crow's-feet, and the neck."
Having heavy doses of Botox over time can leave a face looking frozen and over-treated
Long-term effects include an atrophy of the injected muscles in the area. Desensitizing the nerve prevents muscle movement, which reduces nutrient-rich blood flow to the site; this causes muscles to shrink, sag, and age and become less able to recover. Facial muscles, collagen production, and skin structure overall weaken with age. There is an accumulative effect with every Botox session. The muscles' strength lowers quality and causes the skin to sag and wrinkle. Face volume is lost, and this accelerates the aging process. Some experience visible thinning of the skin after many years of Botox use. Subdermal veins are visible in these areas. Sometimes, an imbalanced look can appear with heavier brows and eyelids.
Baby Botox (Lower-protein formulations) Administration of smaller doses injections. It will leave a more natural appearance after each session. It isn't any cheaper. Side effects and recovery time are minimal.
Retinol is irritating. Stop using retinol two days before BOTOX and wait two days to restart using it. Avoid any inflammatory products while the area heals.
Botox causes facial fat loss, elasticity, collagen, and muscle in the facial area. Decreased muscle tone declines skin quality. Fillers need facial muscle tone to stay. Otherwise, the filler will migrate more easily. Deeper wrinkling to non-paralyzed facial muscles because the muscles must compensate for each other.
BOTOX injections will not work on damaged muscles from these facelifts. Skincare serums or exfoliation can't lift droopy skin.
Side Effects of Botox include bruising, pain, or sensitivity at the point of injection.
Acute anxiety, severe fatigue, and insomnia. Increased sensitivity to lights and noise.
There are reports of Depression and suicidal —unwanted physical skin changes due to fear of possible, reliance on injections and permanent skin damage.
Botox can migrate to other areas of the body—difficulties in swallowing, fatigue and sight problems. High and low doses of Botox affect the immune system by entering the circulatory system.
Weak muscle mass/strength affects the bone as well. Continued Botox will cause bone loss in the area over time. The weakened skeletal structure causes aging.
Botox risks seem to outweigh any benefits far. To maintain your skin, avoid smoking, sunbathing, drug abuse and alcohol. Healthy eating, stress reduction practices and using good natural skin care products can be cheaper considering all the possible averted damage. IPL Skin Rejuvenation thickens the skin, by stimulating collagen regeneration. Microcurrent also brightens and tightens the skin with body-like electrical impulses. These options do not desensitize the nerves that control the facial muscles and can help prevent the aging of Botox on its own.