Do you remember that old Cinderella movie starring Hillary Duff?
It had a famous scene where Cinderella’s stepmother says to her daughters, ‘I am very upset about this.’
They question, ‘You don’t… look upset?’’
The mother answers, ‘Oh, it’s the Botox. I can’t show emotion for another hour and a half.’
It’s been 18 years since the film came out, but it still makes people wonder, ‘Is Botox bad for you?’
Well, there’s no simple answer to that question. Instead, you’ll have to consider the long-term effects – some positive, others negative.
Here they are:
(Important: Please note that you may or may not experience long-term side effects of Botox. It depends on your skin and the treatment.)
Continuing to use Botox injections over time weakens your face muscles, experts suggest. Some say it can even lead to permanent paralysis, though this requires more research. But that’s only true for the muscles Botox has been injected into.
So, yes, while you may not be as expressive as you used to be, your face won’t look entirely wooden.
Those who start using Botox as early as their 20s have complained of their skin getting thinner and looser, specifically around the forehead. It’s not common, but it can happen nonetheless.
If you’d like to prevent this from happening, it’s essential to talk to your dermatologist beforehand so that they can suggest a more suitable treatment.
Another long-term effect of Botox is that it can cause your facial veins to become more apparent. And that happens because of muscle atrophy – a condition that causes muscles to shrink.
That’s the whole point of getting Botox, right? So that your skin looks different and non-wrinkly? Well, that may not always be the case. The results can be positive as well as negative.
For instance, using Botox injections can alter your skin color and give it a ‘wavy’ texture. But, again, this is one of the rarest side effects.
One of the top reasons why people get Botox injections is due to their anti-aging properties. Since they lessen the appearance of wrinkles, your skin starts looking young and fresh.
Additionally, Botox improves skin elasticity and decreases frown lines, enhancing your natural beauty.
While this may not be a Botox long-term effect, it’s still worth mentioning. Many people who use Botox are looking for fast results.
And that’s precisely what they get because Botox can start showing results as soon as within 3-4 days after the procedure. However, to see the maximum results, you’ll have to wait about 3 months.
Besides enhancing your physical appearance, Botox can help with other health conditions, primarily excessive sweating. However, as of writing this blog, the only Botox injections deemed safe to use are for underarm sweating.
Studies suggest that the treatment can reduce armpit sweat by 50 percent for at least 6 months.
Last but not least, Botox injections can treat migraine pains. The treatment was approved in 2010 for adults with a history of migraine headaches.
Doctors suggest that Botox works for migraines because it acts as a roadblock for neurotransmitters – a chemical in the brain responsible for carrying pain signals from the brain to the body.
Aging is a natural process. While you may not be able to stop it completely, you can dampen its effects – with Botox. However, to achieve the desired results, you need to work with experienced dermatologists.
Fortunately, we can help you with that. HOY HOY IBIZA is partners with professionals who provide Botox and facial filler treatments. With their help, you can reverse your aging process and look youthful again!
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