What happens if you stop Botox and dermal filler treatments?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Mar 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

stopping botox and dermal filler treatmentBotox and dermal filler treatments can be ideal for softening and treating fine lines and wrinkles to help create a more youthful-looking appearance. While injectables and dermal fillers have been surging in popularity for both men and women as of late, many individuals still remain curious about the efficacy of such treatments. If you’ve never had Botox or dermal filler treatment, it’s understandable that you might be interested in trying these treatments at least once to find out whether they’re ideal for you and your lifestyle.

When contemplating whether to have Botox or dermal filler treatment, some patients are concerned as to what will happen if for some reason they choose to stop injectable and dermal filler treatments at any given time. Will the fine lines and wrinkles smoothed out by Botox return with a vengeance? Will your face stop looking plump and youthful if you discontinue dermal fillers?

Here’s what you need to know if you decide to stop treatments for Botox and dermal fillers.

Botox can help prevent and treat wrinkles

Research conducted in controlled medical settings have found that cosmetic injectables such as Botox have the ability to slow down and reverse the aging process. Botox contains a special toxin that causes your muscles to weaken and stop contracting, which occurs as a result of nerve cell signals failing to reach the muscles in your face. When the muscles in your face become relaxed, any existing fine lines and wrinkles become smoothed out. Some patients have revealed that ongoing Botox treatments can produce long-lasting results and keep wrinkles at bay.

If you decide to stop Botox treatments, your wrinkles and fine lines will gradually start to reappear as the toxins from previous treatments leave your body. While fine lines and wrinkles may not return overnight, keep in mind that your face will go on to assume the appearance it originally had prior to Botox treatments.

Dermal fillers promote the development of collagen

While dermal fillers also have the ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, these treatments are more effective at plumping up the skin on your face to enhance your natural contours and contribute to a more youthful appearance. Compared to Botox, dermal fillers often last for months at a time so you can visit your cosmetic surgeon less frequently.

After your cosmetic surgeon injects dermal filler treatments into your face, your body will recognize treatment as a form of trauma, and instantly begin healing the affected areas of your face. As a result, your body will increase its production of collagen, which lends to the plump and youthful appearance associated with these treatments. With continued use of dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Radiesse, your skin will begin to require fewer treatments as time goes by.

If you’re still unsure as to whether Botox or dermal filler treatment is ideal for you based on your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon who offers these treatments. In some cases, your cosmetic surgeon may be able to recommend one or more alternative effective cosmetic treatments that can help you achieve your ideal look.

Are you interested in trying Botox, Juvéderm, or Radiesse for the first time? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for cosmetic surgery and facial rejuvenation.

Topics: Botox, Skin rejuvenation, dermal fillers

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