Does Botox Make You Look Younger? Are you skeptical about having Botox or any other neuromodulator injections? Are you wondering if Botox would make you look younger? or is it just a big hoax? What happens when it wears off? Is it going to make you look your age again? Or maybe even make you look older?
Many wrinkles on our face can send the wrong idea about how we feel.
- The pinched lines between your eyebrows (often referred to as the “elevens”) can give an appearance of looking angry when you are not.
- The static lines beneath your eyes convey fatigue.
- The superficial lines above your mouth convey anger.
- The lines that run from the corner of your nose to your mouth (nasolabial fold) show sadness.
- The marionette lines that run alongside your mouth can express anger.
Botox injections can iron and soften these wrinkles, hence making you look younger, happier, and more youthful!
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily prevents the communication between your nerves and your muscle. In other words, Botox relaxes the injected muscle, usually for a period of three to six months. Therefore, if you try to frown, you won’t be able to, and that will be amazing! Some studies have actually shown that regular treatments with the neurotoxin can improve mood and fight depression as well.
YES there is Great News! Botox makes you look YOUNGER
For anti-aging purposes, Botox injection is used to treat two types of wrinkles: static and dynamic.
Static lines are the deep wrinkles that are carved into your face after several years of frowning, smiling or raising their eyebrows.
Dynamic wrinkles on the other hand are only visible when you making a facial expression. The goal of injecting Botox is to prevent the formation of those static lines altogether, as they will need more than Botox alone to be treated. Refer to our review on treatment of Wrinkles for more details.
Here is the good news; the muscles injected with Botox will weaken from lack of use. Let me explain; if you didn’t move your legs for several years, your calf muscles will shrink and become weak. The same thing can happen to the muscles in your face if you didn’t use them for a period of time. Those muscles are now trained not to make wrinkle-forming expressions as aggressively. As the Botox is injected in specific sites on the face, eventually only those treated muscles will be relaxed. On the other hand, other facial muscles will maintain full volume and still can contract. Therefore, don’t worry, your face isn’t going to look stone-cold, there are plenty of muscles that are working all the time to allow for ordinary facial expressions.
The 2nd good news is that you may need less Botox over time. Years of Botox use may mean you’ll need less and less for maintenance over time. With appropriate frequency and amount, your muscles become less strong and you may not need as much Botox or may not need it as frequently because your muscles are trained not to move and this will help to prevent wrinkles.
But the best news are yet to come…
You’ll Still Look Years Younger Even If You Stop!
Don’t panic if you choose not to continue injecting Botox every 3-6 months, your face won’t age. In other words, your skin won’t develop wrinkles overnight to make up for lost time; you will still enjoy looking years younger relative to your actual age, depending on the duration you kept a Botox regimen.
With regular Botox injection, your skin will look brighter and less wrinkled. You can age gracefully without having any creases on the forehead, glabella, or around the eyes. That’s the beauty of Botox you will look youthful with tight radiant-looking skin.