Updated: Sep 16
The answer is NO!
The opposite actually happens. The purpose of Botox and other neurotoxins is to inhibit strong movements that causes the skin to fold and create wrinkles.
In scientific terms, neurotoxins relax the point where nerves are attached to the muscles for an extended period of time. After a period of about 3-4 months, the body starts to rebuild these nerve and muscle connections, and muscle contraction will return.
Wrinkles are damage in the skin that occur from a repeated breakdown of collagen in the same spot over time.
Because the movement that causes the wrinkles or folds to appear is inhibited, the skin softens and the wrinkles become finer, less visible, and if started early enough- can disappear.
If you decide to stop getting Botox or your neurotoxin of choice, your skin will actually look softer and the lines will still be finer than they were when you started treatment. For best results, our injection specialists at Avere Beauty recommend beginning neurotoxin treatments before wrinkles are visible at rest; meaning the appearance of wrinkles without expression.
We also recommend that you combine your neurotoxin treatments with a skincare regimen recommended by our skin care specialists. By doing this, you will prevent wrinkles from forming. It’s important to understand though that neurotoxins’ purpose is to relax the wrinkles that are caused from movement or horizontal lines.
To treat vertical lines or sleep lines, we have a series of other treatments that will work for you!
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