Are There Long-Term Effects if I Stop Getting BOTOX® Injections?
As you age, wrinkles can start to form from repetitive movements within your face. These are called dynamic wrinkles. Many times to treat this, people get BOTOX injections. However, you may be asking yourself what happens over time if I stop getting these injections. Our office services patients near Miami, Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Key Biscayne, FL. Dr. Lauren Dozier, a board-certified dermatologist and medical director, and her expert team can help you answer any questions. Schedule a consultation with Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL to learn more.
What is BOTOX, and how does it work?
BOTOX is an injection made from botulinum toxin type A, and it is designed to stop the muscle contractions that cause dynamic wrinkles within your face. Dynamic wrinkles are common around the eyes, forehead, and frown lines. BOTOX freezes the muscles that cause the wrinkles so that the skin can relax and smooth out. During your first appointment, Dr. Dozier or a member of our team can determine the best spots to inject BOTOX for the most dramatic results. Due to the quick and safe nature of BOTOX, you can usually get injections done during the same visit. BOTOX injections are done with small needles, and the entire procedure usually takes around ten minutes. After your appointment, you can return to your normal daily routine.
What happens long-term if I quit using BOTOX?
Many people worry that if they stop getting BOTOX injections, their wrinkles will come back faster and worse than before. However, this is not the case. If you stop BOTOX injections, your wrinkles will slowly start to come back, but slower than if you had never used BOTOX to begin with. In the long term, BOTOX does not usually cause any major aging or skin issues, or abnormalities. If you think BOTOX may be a good option for you, contact Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL to learn more about if BOTOX can help you.
Frequently asked questions
How many BOTOX treatments will I need? Since each person has different skin and goals, it is impossible to answer this question. However, after an appointment with Dr. Dozier or a member of our team, they can give you a more accurate representation of the number of procedures you will need.
Can I get BOTOX with other cosmetic procedures? Yes, BOTOX can and is often done in combination with other noninvasive procedures. This can help to enhance your results and give you a smoother, younger appearance.
How do I know if BOTOX is right for me? BOTOX is ideal for men and women who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes, foreheads, and lips. It may also work for younger patients who wish to prevent lines and creases from developing.
Where can I get BOTOX in Miami, FL?
Dr. Lauren Dozier and our team can help you determine if BOTOX may be a good option for you. When you quit using BOTOX, you may experience the formation of wrinkles in the long term, but this will not happen rapidly and it may even happen slower than if you had never received BOTOX. Our office serves the areas of Miami, Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Key Biscayne, FL. Contact Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL for a full consultation on the state of your aesthetic goals and needs.