Botox is one of the most effective methods for getting rid of wrinkles. Botox on the forehead rarely doesn’t work, especially if it was done by a qualified and experienced professional. Even though Botox is very effective, there are times when injections on the forehead don’t give the results that clients expect. When this happens, most clients think they are just immune to the toxin and that Botox won’t work for them.
So what could be the reason that Botox doesn’t work on wrinkles in the forehead? Some of the most common reasons are not getting enough Botox units for your skin problem, not getting Botox injected correctly, or having wrinkles that are too deep to be fixed by Botox. For people who have used Botox before, it is also possible that they have built up antibodies that make them immune to Botox.
WHAT IS RESISTANCE TO BOTOX?
Botox resistance happens when your body either makes antibodies that fight the drug or changes its metabolism in a way that makes it flush out the toxin at a much faster rate. If a client is resistant to Botox, the injections won’t do much for them. Often, the effects won’t last long or they won’t do anything at all.
If you think you might have Botox resistance, remember that this is a very rare problem. Tests show that less than 1.5% of people who used Botox made antibodies against it. Studies have shown that as few as 1 in 10,000 people are really resistant to Botox. You might want to think about why you’re not happy with the Botox on your forehead.
WHY BOTOX ISN'T WORKING ON YOUR FOREHEAD
1) THE BOTOX INJECTION STILL NEEDS TIME TO TAKE FULL EFFECT
Some clients see fewer wrinkles on their faces as soon as 48 hours after treatment. This shows how quickly Botulinum toxin can work. On the other hand, it’s also possible that results may take up to 14 days for the toxin to produce significant effects on the forehead.
Just like with food, our bodies have different ways of breaking down injections. It’s normal for Botox treatments to take longer to work, so providers may tell clients to be more patient while they wait for the results.
If 2 weeks have passed since your treatment and you haven’t seen anything change, it’s time to visit your provider and get things checked.
2) YOU’VE MOVED TO A NEW SERVICE PROVIDER
Providers will sometimes take a conservative approach during the initial treatments knowing that it’s far safer to under-treat with Botox cosmetics than overdo it. On your first visit, your doctor may give you the smallest dose of Botox that will still work.
If you switch providers, the new one might also choose to be safe and give you a low dose of Botox. This is why it’s important to work with a master injector who knows all the details of Botox treatment and will give you expert advice and care.
3) YOUR AGE IS CATCHING UP WITH YOU
Even if you get Botox injections regularly as part of preventative maintenance, your body is still getting older and will make less collagen and elastin as time goes on.
If you get Botox and your wrinkles don’t get any better, it could be that your aging process has sped up, which causes your facial fat to shrink and your lines to get deeper.
In this case, your doctor will probably recommend other injectable fillers in addition to your Botox treatment to help with other skin problems. Fillers are often used to add volume to the skin and keep it looking young while letting you keep your natural facial expressions. Injectables like Botox relax the facial muscles, which reduces the movement that causes wrinkles.
4) YOU MAY BE BETTER SUITED FOR DYSPORT
It’s possible that your skin responds better to other injectable or cosmetic treatments, like Dysport or dermal fillers, just like some clients always have good results with Botox. If this is the case, your provider will find out and tell you what you need to do to get the results you want.
5) YOUR PREVIOUS PROVIDER MADE THE WRONG INJECTIONS
When giving Botulinum toxin injections, it is possible for doctors or nurses to make mistakes or miscalculate, especially if they are less experienced. A qualified Botox provider knows a lot about the anatomy of the face, can understand what the client wants and can use the right amount of Botox for their skin type and needs.
In your case, your provider could have given you the wrong amount or injected it in the wrong place on your forehead muscle. This is why it’s so important to find the right provider, so you can feel confident that you and your wrinkles are in good hands.
WHAT TO DO WHEN BOTOX ON THE FACE NO LONGER WORKS
Talking to your provider is the best way to figure out what to do in your case. If the dose of your anti-wrinkle injection just needs to be changed, your provider should be able to give you the right dose to get the results you want.
But if you’ve been to the same provider more than once and nothing has changed, you might want to switch. Look for a med spa that has a history of giving successful Botox injections. On your first visit, bring a record of your previous treatments to help your new provider get up to speed.
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