Posted on 29 Jul 2020
Botox is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment around the world. It is made up of botulinum toxin type A, which is a neuromodulator that can relax the facial muscular contractions that occur when making facial expressions that lead to the formation of dynamic facial wrinkles. The most common treatment areas include forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet, though it can also be used on other areas of the face. Furthermore, it can be used to treat heavy sweating in the armpits, migraine headaches, and neck bands.
When treated with Botox, patients will experience an improvement in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and aging skin. Individuals can benefit from Botox once wrinkles are already present, or before they become too pronounced as a preventative treatment to prevent wrinkles from forming in the future.
Many of our patients are curious to know what will happen to their faces if they stop using this treatment. Read on to learn more about the answer to this popular question.
Many patients are worried that their faces will become dramatically wrinkled if they stop using Botox. The truth is that this is just not the case. When you receive Botox injections, signals between your nerves and your facial muscles are disrupted. Your facial muscles do not contract, preventing the development of dynamic wrinkles.
If you have not received Botox injections in a while, your muscles will eventually start working as they did before you received treatment. However, you will still look years younger relative to your actual age because you delayed the aging process with previous wrinkle treatments. The length of time you will maintain your more youthful appearance will vary depending on how long you used Botox and how early you started the treatment.
Many people say that Botox helps them improve the look of their skin as far as texture is concerned. They say that their skin looks smoother, and their pores look smaller. When you stop receiving treatment, you may notice that your skin texture becomes less smooth and pores more pronounced.
To combat these textural concerns, you can take care to follow a personalized skincare regimen. Dry skin tends to age faster, which can cause wrinkles to become more noticeable. If you are interested in a skincare regimen for your unique skincare issues, our team will be happy to help. We offer professional-grade anti-wrinkle creams and other products to help combat aging.
We also recommend protecting your skin from sun damage as much as possible. You can do this by wearing sun protection in the form of a broad-spectrum sunscreen (protection from UVA and UVB rays) when outdoors and avoiding sun exposure as much as possible. You can also wear protective clothing when spending time in the sun to keep your skin healthy. This is especially important during the summer months when most sun exposure occurs.
Once Botox wears off your skin will eventually go back to baseline, or your natural skin appearance. While it might seem like your wrinkles are worse than they were before, the truth is that you have likely forgotten what you looked like with your natural wrinkles. Because of this, the change may seem more drastic than it really is.
There is nothing harmful about stopping Botox, nor are there any dangerous or negative side effects. You will have total mobility in the treated area and will be able to make normal facial expressions, regardless of how long you received Botox injections in the past.
Overall, Botox is a fantastic treatment option for smoothing fine wrinkles and deeper creases, as well as reducing wrinkles for those who wish to maintain youthful, healthy skin. Treatments are quick and there is no downtime required. The most common side effects include swelling and mild bruising.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox treatments offered at Neaman Medi Spa in Salem, OR, or Portland, OR to reduce fine lines, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. A professional consultation with one of our Nurse Injectors is a service we provide for all potential patients. Virtual consultations are also available. To learn more, call us at 844-338-5445 or book online.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.