You have been spending over $300 a time for your Botox fix every few months and for some reason the smooth look isn’t there anymore, why could that be. If you see that your wrinkles and crows feet are not being smoothed out as much as they have been then it could be that Botox no longer works on you.
Some botox patients are now complaining that the botox effect is failing them as the drug no longer has the ability to freeze the facial muscles anymore. It seem the more neurotoxin that your body takes in the more likely it will start developing antibodies causing the botox injections to stop working. The effect tends to drop off the more you take and is similar to other drugs that after an extensive period of use can become ineffective.
German researches published in the Journal of Neutral Transmission that one in 200 Botox patients will develop these antibodies and show sign over time of a decrease in effective wrinkle smoothness across the brow and eye area.
Those patients that needed larger doses for other medical treatments such as sweating and spasms showed signs that the treatment was no longer as effective as it was when the botox injections were first administered. Scientists writing for the British Medical Journal indicated that repeated injections can trigger a form of immune response which leads to a very low response rate to the treatment.
In terms of a time frame it would suggest that those that have been using botox for some 10 years were more likely to be candidates for the drop in effectiveness of botox. What happens is that the body will identify the botox as a foreign body much quicker and tends to break it down at a much faster rate.
Medical practitioners should always warn their patients that there is a risk that over time the Botox will become less effective, even though studies have shown that this would only effect a small proportion of users. One of the other reasons that the treatment becomes in effective could be down to the way the botox is administered and the dosage levels. Some unscrupulous clinics may even be watering down the solution to save money making the dosage less effective.
Botox is not cheap, and more and more people are looking for a discount alternative which in some cases can involve illegal silicone injections. These types of injections are being administered by unscrupulous doctors that are keen to make a fast buck from desperate patients.
Botox parties, also known as “pumping parties” have become very popular and can be very dangerous as the quality of botox can be questionable with fatal consequences. In some cases is has been discovered that the filler used at some of these parties is only intended for hardware use and has resulted in a rise of patients being administered to hospital with serious side effects some that result in permanent disfigurement.
These types of dangerous filler injections have not only been for frown lines but lips, cheekbones, breasts and buttocks. The environment in most cases is not sterile and procedures can result in infections which need further treatment. The current economic climate has given rise to these bargain base treatments which are only going to become more popular.
The person in these instances that is administering the filler is usually not a trained practitioner but the patient usually knows this as its to be expected for the low prices being paid for the treatment. A trained board certified plastic surgeon would not be found in these type of pumping parties as they could lose their license.
The silicon that is used in the fillers contains a fat solvent and can quickly travel to the lungs causing clots know as “silicone embolism syndrome”. The fat solvent has also been know to travel to the brain causing death in many cases. A 22 year old women who’s silicone injections resulted in her having shortness of breath which quickly developed into heart failure.
Patients are advised to do their research which considering botox and to ensure whoever is administering the filler is a trained member of the physicians society. Its not worth the risk of using botox substitutes as it can be fatal in some cases.