Can botox and fillers make you look worse after they wear off?

People tend  to forget about how they used to look like after they get their improvement from Botox (or dysport / botulinum toxin / bo tox) and Facial Fillers (such as juvederm / restylane / radiesse / perlane / cosmoderm / artefill / sculptra / alloderm).  This is a very common occurence.  Hence when the effects wear off, people tend to think they look worse when in fact they are just returning to a previous less optimal state. In fact, botox will only help make the muscles weaker the more you do it which will essentially leave the muscle less likely to make more wrinkles. Fillers also have a possibility to make things better even after the effects are long expected to be gone.  Sometimes, fillers develop scar tissue around it which makes the fillers last longer and hence the beneficial effects last longer.  The scar tissue prevents the body from breaking it down. This is something that I have noticed in many patients.  But, back to the question, i don’t think your appearance is usually made to look worse after these temporary treatments. In general, botox can improve the appearance of dynamic wrinkles (wrinkle treatment / facial line treatment) while fillers can improve more static wrinkles by filling in loss volume.

I refined an amazing volumizing procedure called “the YoungLift”. This is an innovative technique that volumizes your face to bring out the younger and natural you without looking like you had something done. This is not a facelift and requires no incisions. Only pinpoint puncture sites are used and these heal imperceptibly. The YoungLift can be done without general anesthesia and without drains, and large bandages. You also have sometimes a lot less downtime and discomfort compared with traditional facelift procedures. I employ the very best techniques from around the world into one volumizing procedure and I use my internationally acclaimed understanding of facial beauty to create the youthful volume you once had.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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