Botox injections can get rid of wrinkles for almost a year, but sometimes the result of the procedure is unexpected. The negative effects of Botox can be a doctor’s mistake, or an individual reaction of the body to the active substance. Before deciding on beauty injections, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the possible complications.
What are the consequences of Botox injections?
We dreamed of becoming younger before our eyes, and as a result turned into a resemblance to Renee Zellweger? Unfortunately, the negative effects of Botox are almost irreversible. That is why before carrying out the procedure, it is necessary to assess the possible risks.
Botox is not as harmless as cosmetologists assure. It is a neurotoxin, which is a waste product of the bacteria that cause botulism. Once in the body, this poison paralyzes the muscles. The skin over the immobilized muscle really smoothes out, wrinkles do not appear exactly until the body copes with the poison.
The effect of the drug can last from six months to a year, during which time the punctured muscles remain paralyzed. This is what causes the main danger – atrophy of the muscles of the face. As a result, the muscles and skin lose their tone, become inactive and crawl down. The so-called ptosis develops.
At the same time, the skin over the paralyzed muscle does not get younger at all, it becomes weaned from activity and receives less nutrients as a result of metabolic disorders. Imagine the horror of a woman who, a year after the injection, once woke up 20 years older! The action of Botox stopped, the muscles began to work as before, and the skin simply did not have time to adapt to the changed conditions. The smooth face was replaced by folds, worse than those of a Shar-Pei.
In order to delay this moment as much as possible, cosmetologists remind patients: do not delay the second course of injections! As soon as you feel that the muscles regain mobility, block them again. The only problem is that over time, the body develops a habit and the effect of injections becomes weaker and weaker each time.
The consequences of Botox 10 years after the first use of the drug look truly frightening. Sagging eyelids, shapeless face oval, immobilized eyebrows and all this is accompanied by wrinkles. No one canceled the force of gravity, therefore, even with paralyzed muscles, the skin gradually slides down with age. What to do? Give preference to more modern methods of rejuvenation. For example, injections of hyaluronic acid.
Consequences after Botox – what to expect?
Here is a short list of the negative effects of Botox:
- loss of muscle tone;
- loss of motor functions of the muscles of the face;
- skin dryness;
- atrophy of adjacent muscles;
- inflammation of the lymph nodes;
- toxic damage to the liver and other organs;
- overhanging century;
- tumor development.
With Botox injections in the forehead, the consequences of the procedure can appear almost immediately. If the doctor has not accurately chosen the injection site, the eyebrow may drop or lose mobility. She will take a normal position only when the Botox is completely resolved.
The most common consequence of Botox around the eyes is the loss of eyelid mobility. A woman cannot close or open her eye, as a result of which not only the appearance suffers, but also vision.
The consequences of Botox in the armpits is the development of inflammation of the sweat glands. This often results in the formation benign and malignant tumors, lymphomas.
In order to protect yourself from a negative result, adhere to the following rules:
- Do injections only in specialized clinics with trusted doctors.
- Do an allergy test to avoid angioedema and tissue rejection.
- Try to use the lowest possible dose of the drug.
Do not count on Botox to stop the aging process, it will only mask them for a short time.