Botox is a cosmetic neurotoxin injectable that paralyzes facial muscles for about three to six months. It has also become an extremely popular skin treatment among those looking to smooth out early signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.
This aesthetic treatment is commonly used to deal with two kinds of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are lines that have been etched deep into your skin due to years of facial movements and expressions. In contrast, dynamic wrinkles are those that form only when you make certain facial expressions.
People have different ways of enhancing their physical beauty, but it’s always great to go with one that is safe and makes you feel your best. Before plunging into this anti-aging treatment and journey, we suggest familiarizing yourself with the potential side effects of Botox:
1. Texture Change
With the skin thinning that is the natural result of the treatment, many Botox patients notice a slight change in their facial texture, including seeing some waviness above the treated area. There is no need for you to worry, though, as this side effect can be prevented by making adjustments to the pattern of injection or stopping the toxin for some time.
2. Fewer Wrinkles and Bright Skin
Once you continuously undergo Botox for years, you will definitely look younger than your actual age. It is completely normal and rewarding to see your skin brightening up and your fine lines decreasing. These are the best benefits, after all, and the main reasons many people opt for the treatment at least once or continuously.
3. Minimal Muscle Movement
Botox is meant to maintain your current look and to avoid excessive facial expressions that may cause wrinkles. Naturally, after years of continuous Botox, the facial muscles are eventually trained to remain as still as possible and avoid much movement even once the toxin wears off.
4. Weakened Muscles
Muscles that are not used eventually become weak, and this can happen to the muscles in your face as well. Keep in mind that if you get Botox for many consecutive years, the affected muscles may atrophy over time. However, there are plenty of other muscles in your face that remain untouched, so you do not need to worry about the possibility of your face not moving at all.
5. Fewer Succeeding Botox Treatments
Over time, your muscles may get used to the “training” and require fewer treatments to maintain your bright, gorgeous look. This is brought about by the frequency of Botox use, which naturally affects the way your muscles behave in the long term.
As with any cosmetic treatment, Botox comes with a handful of side effects. The important thing is to discuss them with a trusted dermatologist and assess your readiness and commitment to undergo the treatment.
If you happen to still be on the fence about getting traditional Botox, you can always try a milder alternative first. Baby Botox injections use smaller doses but produce almost the same results. They also cause a lot fewer side effects and require less time for recovery.
Feel free to get in touch with Nuluk Aesthetics if you need additional information about Botox. We have extensive treatment options to restore and renew your skin and enhance your true beauty. Throughout the consultation process, our board-certified dermatologist will spend time understanding the areas you want to refine. Book a free consultation with us today!