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Botox can Have Unwanted Long-term Effects

by Rajashri on  September 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM Anti-Aging News   - G J E 4
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 Botox can Have Unwanted Long-term Effects
New research has revealed that the well-known 'quick fix' jab used to ward off ugly-looking wrinkles, called as Botox, can have long-term effects on the shape of users' faces.

According to a study by cosmetic surgeons, people who regularly use the treatment for nine years or more have "significantly" higher brows than those who had rarely used the treatment, the study found.

The research found that the brows of patients who repeatedly had the treatments were on average more than 3mm higher than those who did not, long after the short-term effects of the treatment to freeze wrinkles had disappeared, reports Telegraph.

Most of the effects of Botox injections wear off within three to six months, so those who use it to keep wrinkles at bay, pay repeatedly to maintain a smoother complexion.

The research will be presented this week to the annual conference of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in Chester.

The study is the first to demonstrate that long-term use of Botox can alter the anatomy of the face, reducing the "brow droop" that is considered to be a noticeable aspect of ageing.

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Nobody would suggest paralyzing the abdominal muscles in order to have a better "six pack." When is somebody going to investigate the long-term effect of using one's facial muscles much less than is normal? I have found that doing facial exercises makes my face much firmer and improves my skin. What does Botox do after many years use if the underlying muscles have become more slack and weak?
Lynne Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I can't agree more with you Lynne. This is exactly what we women should be doing exercising our face muscles to keep our neck and face taut and keep our skin glowing. I found your comment very encouraging
sunny1 Thursday, August 06, 2009
perma and lynn, i think you are very hurtful in your comments and not thinking of the millions of women with pyscosilactic facial droop. PFD is a serious condition and women like me have no choice but to use botox in order to maintain a youthful appearance. I have dried mango sub derm injections, acupuncture and permanent make up but nothing has restored the beauty i once new prior to the onset of PFD like the botchulism virus. At this point, I have taken so many mango and botox shots that my face would literally melt without it. PFD is no laughing matter.
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