Considering getting Botox and a little filler for under eye creasing when smiling. I don't have resting wrinkles yet, but am told getting Botox before wrinkles will help to keep from getting them. Once I do get the Botox and filler, will it look worse once it wears off and I don't keep at it? I'm told not to get it done until I'm ready for the on going commitment as it's not something to do just once in awhile. Is this true and will getting Botox in one area create wrinkles in another area?
Once You Get Botox, Will It Make Your Wrinkles Worse if You Don't Keep Going Once It Wears Off?
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Doing Botox in your younger years is smart
If you stop getting Botox, the repetitive creasing from muscle activity will allow wrinkles to form. But they won't be worse! If you already have wrinkles at rest, yes, you need to keep getting Botox so that the creased in line has time to fade. A common complaint of people who have wrinkles at rest is that Botox didn't work--this is a misconception, as Botox keeps you from creating the wrinkle, but once the wrinkle is creased into your skin, it will take both Botox and time (and skin care) to allow the wrinkle to fade.
Sometimes getting Botox in one area results in recruitment, which is using previously unused muscles to make whatever facial expression gave you the wrinkle in the first place. An expert injector can help prevent this, and correct it if it does happen, with proper dosage and placement of Botox.
Intermittent Botox Better Than None for Prevention and Upkeep
Your face will not look “worse” if you stop Botox injections after your first treatment wears off. However, it will go back to the same condition it was in before Botox, and – of course – your face will continue to age with time. If you can't commit to maintenance treatments every three to four months, that should not dissuade you from trying Botox. Even intermittent Botox can relax the dynamic muscles that cause wrinkling sufficiently to slow down the aging process just a bit. Please consult with a board-certified dermatologist to design a regular Botox program that will work for your budget.
Botox making wrinkles look worse
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Stopping Botox does not mean that your wrinkles become worse
Won't get worse
Look the same as before treatment
Can Botox make wrinkles worse if you don't have repeat treatments?
Botox can be preventative. For example, if an individual frequently frowns, the Botox can decrease the frowning, thus decreasing the lines that will appear in the future.
Once the Botox and/or filler wears off, you will not look any different than if you never had the injections. They only mask the effects of aging. Botox will last an average of 3 months, and fillers generally last 6 months on average - sometimes longer depending on the patient. Getting Botox in one area will not create wrinkles in another area. From here, I would recommend doing your homework, and choosing a physician with a great deal of experience. This will ensure you are able to obtain the best possible result from the treatment. Thank you, and I wish you the best of luck!
Botox for wrinkles
Botox injections improve and prevent facial wrinkles. Botox effects usually last 3-4 months, and sometimes longer with repeated treatments. If you stop doing Botox, the results won't get dramatically worse, but you'll slowly start losing the results gained by previous maintenance injections.
Botox prevents wrinkles, it does not make them worse.
Botox will prevent your wrinkles from worsening while you keep up with your treatments. If you decide to stop having Botox treatments, you will slowly lose the relaxing effect of Botox and will resume the normal development of wrinkles with movement. Botox will not make wrinkles worse.
Botox Rebound Effect
There is no risk of wrinkles looking "worse" after Botox wears off. However, you may think they do because you will notice them more after getting used to the wrinkle-free face of Botox.
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