Does botox make you look older after it wears off? Read on to find out.

Well, we all know that Botox cosmetic injectables are pretty much a “modern miracle.” They are also the #1 minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in the world. If you have tried Botox, or are a current user, then you already know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Botox cosmetic injectables take years off of your life. Visually, anyway. 

Botox injections, an FDA approved neuromodulator, temporarily arrests your musculature, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Crow’s feet, frown lines, and horizontal forehead lines are minimized and sometimes completely appear eliminated. What’s not to like about that outcome? 

Common Botox questions

Does Botox wear off? And, if yes, does Botox make you look older after it wears off? 

Good questions, and you’re a smart enough cookie to do your homework before either beginning or discontinuing any cosmetic treatment. Read on to learn more and get answers to these burning questions. 

What are Botox injections used for?

Botox injections are used to make you look younger, of course. Botox, the world’s #1 minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, is a nonsurgical injectable that “freezes” the muscles of the treated area. When these muscles stop moving in their repetitive patterns, your wrinkles and fine lines ease and appear to diminish, or improve. Sometimes, they completely appear as if they have disappeared. You can still smile, frown, and show surprise, but your musculature will soften in each of those expressions.

Botox injections successfully treat pesky horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet around your eyes, and the frown lines between your eyebrows. A smoother, more youthful face is the result of choosing Botox injections. Botox is also used for off-label uses, such as smoothing the dimples of the chin, bunny lines across the nose, and lifting the corners of the eyebrows.

Botox is also used in tandem with Juvederm dermal fillers to create what is referred to as facial balancing and a treatment known as a “liquid facelift.” Without going under the knife, you can take years off of your face with these complementary treatments. In a personalized consultation with a DermaTouch RN professional, you can learn about the options available to you to help turn back the hands of time.

Does Botox wear off?

Botox cosmetic injectables do indeed wear off. Generally, your fresh and much younger looking face will last approximately 3 to 4 months. You can return to your professionally trained provider for touch ups as your Botox treatment begins to wear off.

But does Botox make you look older after it wears off? Happily, NO. Some folks, however, who choose to discontinue Botox injectables think so. 


Here’s the scoop.

When you begin Botox cosmetic treatments, you start with what is commonly referred to as a baseline. In other words, your baseline is your existing musculature, fine lines, and wrinkles before beginning Botox cosmetic treatment. 

If you are a Botox user for any length of time, you likely will get used to the wrinkle free, younger looking you! So, if you choose to stop receiving Botox cosmetic treatments, your skin will gradually return to its baseline. While you don’t actually look older than when you started Botox, you may feel as though you do simply because you are not used to seeing those crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines. 

Botox injections are a safe and viable choice for your beauty goals. Now that’s good news! 

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Does Botox make you look older after it wears off?

From a medical perspective, Botox does not make you look older after it wears off. As mentioned above, however, because people are so used to having smoother and younger-looking skin after using Botox, once it wears off, it can be a bit of a shocker. The wrinkles you had before Botox injections will reappear. The good news is, if you choose to, you can continue Botox injections to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin will appear younger and smoother once again. 

When should I start Botox injections?

People start Botox at various ages, from the 20s upwards to 60s and 70s. The age one starts Botox injections is generally based on personal preference and the severity of lines in the treatment areas. Botox works great for individuals with moderate to severe lines. 

Botox also works as a preventative treatment to stop wrinkles before they start. Thus, many start Botox injections at the point in time when wrinkles first begin to show when the face is at rest. Your Botox specialist can help to determine when the right time is for you to begin Botox treatments.

Should I be concerned about Botox and the COVID vaccine?

There are some rare reactions that have been reported in those who have had dermal filler and Botox treatments within weeks of a COVID vaccine. However, again, they are very rare. To play it safe, you should avoid a Botox or dermal filler treatment within two weeks of receiving a COVID vaccine (both before and after receiving the vaccine).   

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DermaTouch RN is the top provider of Botox injections in Texas

Our team of experts can help answer all of your Botox and dermal filler questions. 

You can trust you are in good hands at DermaTouch RN. Since Allergan makes Botox and Juvederm, we are proud to have Allergan certified trainers on-site. As the top provider of Botox injections throughout the state of Texas, people turn to our professional injectors to look and feel their best. Our team of Botox specialists have injected 1000s of units of Botox for satisfied and returning patients. 

Our goal is to make sure you get the professional service level and treatment results you desire. We will walk you through all of your questions to ensure you feel safe and good about your services selections. We will also help you develop a short and long-term skin care and treatment plan to meet your cosmetic skin treatment goals. 

Book your San Antonio or Houston Botox appointment or consultation online 24/7. Or, call 210.951.3520 (San Antonio) or 281.895.9090 (Houston) to schedule!

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DermaTouch RN offers minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments for men and women in Houston, San Antonio, Spring and Cypress, as well as the surrounding areas of Texas. We are the largest aesthetic practice in the Houston area, and all of our medical spa treatments are performed by a team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and aestheticians who receive continuing education to remain abreast of emerging treatments that benefit our patients. We invite you to learn more about our office before your consultation.