Why Does Botox Wear Off After a While?

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments available today. While Botox is quite popular and has many advantages over traditional cosmetic surgery, the results of treatment may not be as long lasting as some expect. Botox does not offer a permanent solution for wrinkles but is a very effective and easy procedure that can last for up to four months.




How It Works

Botox in an injectable substance that relaxes the muscles. The reduced appearance of wrinkles occurs when the muscle relaxes, drawing the skin flat against the relaxed muscle. The process of injecting Botox only takes a few moments and can usually be completed in an outpatient setting with a local cosmetic surgeon for an affordable cost. Since Botox is created from the bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, the results will only be visible when the bacterium is present. Bacterium have a limited life span and can’t survive for long periods of time after injection.

Botox is technically a toxin that attaches directly to the muscles where the injection is given. After a period of three to four months, it is possible that the Botox will be gone from the site. Botox doesn’t travel into the body and is a very safe procedure when completed by an experienced physician. Some patients report seeing longer lasting results when Botox is used consistently for an extended period of time. For instance, some patients report seeing fewer wrinkles when Botox injection are administer on a regular basis for a period of two to three years.


What Happens to Botox Bacterium

Most patients are concerned about whether the bacterium in Botox can travel into the body after injections. Most injections are made from a very minute amount of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The amount is so small that there is little risk involved when patients treat wrinkles with Botox that the drug is considered among the safest available. The bacterium is also used for other treatments, such as to reduce muscle spasms, in greater quantities than what is used for a standard Botox treatment.

Although Botox is very safe, there are some side effects that have been reported by users. Some people experience headache or neck pain, bruising at the injection site or nausea after receiving Botox. Others have experienced more serious side effects that include long-term paralysis at the injection site and infection. Getting Botox from a cosmetic surgeon that has experience with Botox is the most effective way to ensure the proper amount of Botox is used. Using the minimum amount of Botox needed can help prevent more serious side effects.