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5 long-term effects of Botox you need to know
Botox® Cosmetic is a popular injectable medication that has been FDA-approved for cosmetic use for over 20 years. While its anti-aging benefits are clear, researchers have also explored its long-term effects.
As you begin or continue your use of the popular wrinkle-smoother, here is what you need to know about Botox’s side effects long term.
Years’ worth of Botox injections trains the muscles to relax. For example, if you continuously have forehead injections, you may become used to having less movement in the area and more consciously aware of the expressions you make. Botox’s muscle-training effects may help to avoid excess frowning, squinting, and eyebrow-raising even when Botox wears off.
Long-term side effects of Botox include a delay in the appearance of the aging process. Those in their 20s or 30s can benefit from early Botox injections to prevent the development of expression lines, such as forehead lines and crow’s feet, keeping the skin youthful.
Even if you’ve stopped your treatments after several years, your treated muscles won’t work as rigorously, allowing you to appear younger than those who have never used Botox.
Smoother Skin That Looks Brighter
Regular Botox treatments not only make the skin look smooth with its wrinkle-relaxing abilities, but the smoother and tighter skin allows light to reflect off your skin better, producing a glowing effect.
Lower Need for Frequent Treatments
Years of keeping a Botox regimen mean needing fewer maintenance treatments over time. When the muscles are trained not to move, they become weaker, and you may not need Botox as frequently.
Changes in Facial Expression
Botox can limit your ability to make certain facial expressions, but these long-term side effects are more common if you visit an inexperienced injector. As the muscles at the injection site weaken, the surrounding muscles may become more active. For example, when you stop using your forehead muscles, you may start squinting using your nose instead.
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Botox injections are safe when performed by experienced board-certified dermatologists. They know precisely how much Botox to use and where to make the injections, so you achieve the best results possible with the least limitation of expression.
Many of the trials for Botox were performed at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York’s in-house research department, and our board-certified dermatologists perform 100% of cosmetic treatments, including Botox injections. With their training and experience, they offer patients safe and effective Botox treatments that provide natural-looking results.
To learn more about Botox’s long-term side effects, contact us and schedule a consultation.
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