What Happens If You Stop Getting Botox?
Nearly everyone knows what happens when you get Botox treatments–wrinkles are banished, and smoother, more youthful, rejuvenated skin appears. That, along with the fact that Botox is such a simple, easy treatment, is why Botox is so popular when it comes to anti-aging procedures.
Unfortunately, Botox does need to be reapplied every 3-4 months to continue the positive effects. Many Botox clients who have been enjoying the benefits of Botox for years wonder what would happen if you stopped getting Botox treatments.
Botox works with your muscles
When Botox is injected into the muscles of your face that are contracted and causing the wrinkles to appear in the first place. Botox causes these muscles to relax, which smooths away the wrinkles and creates the youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
When Botox starts to wear off, the muscles begin to work again and go back into their contracted form. Slowly, your wrinkles will start to reappear. This same effect is what happens when you stop using Botox. The wrinkles that were smoothed away by the Botox in the first place will return.
The smoother, better texture that Botox can provide for the skin also fades after you stop using Botox. It’s a good idea to increase hydration and use hydrating skin care products once you stop taking Botox.
Will the aging process accelerate after I stop getting Botox treatments?
Definitely not. Your muscles won’t have changed significantly to try to make up for lost time. In fact, the opposite is true. You will actually look years younger than you really are. This is because for several years or however long you were using Botox, the aging process was delayed. This younger, smoother appearance lasts for a longer or shorter time based on how long you used Botox for and how early (at what age) you started the treatment.
The bottom line is that there are no negative side effects of stopping Botox treatments. You’ll experience total mobility of the formerly treated area and a return of the wrinkles you had before you started the treatments.
Why choose Acqua Blu?
Acqua Blu Med Spa provides Botox and other wrinkle relaxers for clients who would like to achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Our licensed physician assistants are all specially trained by board-certified, renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Heil, who oversees all treatments and procedures at Acqua Blu. We have created a welcoming, luxurious and professional environment that centers around every individual patient and their aesthetic goals. Call today to find out more.