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After the Effect Ends (Botox or ácido Hialurónico (Restylane)) Does the Wrinkles Get Worse Than Before the Treatment?

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Wrinkles after Botox wears off


Your wrinkles should not look any worse after the Botox wears off as it did before using Botox. It may feel worse because you are not used to seeing them.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Are wrinkles worse after Botox or Restylane wear off


When you have Botox or Restylane and it goes away, no, your wrinkles are not worse than they were before you had the procedures done. Your body will continue to age though, so if you, say, have had Botox or fillers for like 5 years or more, and then stop, then yes, your body should have aged and you may notice your wrinkles are "worse", but the Botox or Restylane does not cause this. Aging, sun, life, etc. do.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

After the Effect Ends, Does the Wrinkles Get Worse Than Before the Treatment?


Your wrinkles will not get worse after your effects of fillers and Botox has worn off. In fact, using Botox is a great preventive for future lines and wrinkles. 

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Restylane for Wrinkles


Neither Botox or Dysport or any type of filler will make your wrinkles worse.  They may appear worse after the correction disappears because you have become accustomed to your improvement.

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Do wrinkles get worse following treatment with Botox?


The wrinkles will not get worse following treatment with Botox. It may actually prevent wrinkles down the road.  For example, if an individual frequently frowns, the Botox can decrease the frowning, thus decreasing the lines that will appear in the future. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

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Wrinkles Don't Get Worse After Botox Wears Off


Your underlying wrinkles (dynamic wrinkles) will not get worse once the Botox wears off. Hratch Karamanoukian MD FACS

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Botox and fillers do not worsen wrinkles


While botox and fillers do not halt the aging process, the treated wrinkles do not worsen from these procedures. In fact, many believe that using botox helps prevent wrinkling in the treated area and that using fillers can stimulate collagen deposition.

Ramona Behshad, MD
Chesterfield Dermatologic Surgeon
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Restylane and effectiveness


Your wrinkles don't get worse after either the dermal filler or neuromodulator (Botox) wear off, but they are apparent because the volume is gone, and the muscle is working again. Timely treatment is best for longevity and keeping those lines at bay.

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and Restylane


Once the effects of Botox and Restylane slowly wear off, you will return to your previous self and will of course continue to age.  Most physicians take before treatment photos so you would be able to compare your appearance with your before photos.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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Wrinkles after Botox and Restylane wear off


After your Botox and filler wear away you will just be back to yourself and a little older. Some fillers will build collagen(Radiesse, Sculptra) and these might leave you with a little more collagen even when the material has worn out.

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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