I've been using Botox (for migraines) for many years. Should I expect any permanent effects on my face?

The migraines went chronic for me about a year ago and I'm finally given up and tried Botox. What should I expect, in a few years, if I decided to stop using it? I see a lot of celebrities (particularly women) that get the same "cosmetic face," but I'm not sure whether that is from the Botox or all the surgeries they've tried. (The weird "lips too full, eyes pulled too far back, straightened eyebrows, etc.")

I've read that there CAN be permanent effects from nerves being dead so long.

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Published on Apr 04, 2018

You are fortunate that you are getting relief from Botox. Only one third of migraine sufferers respond favorably. The good new and the bad news of Botox is that it does completely dissipate so there is no concern that long term use is detrimental.

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

You are fortunate that you are getting relief from Botox. Only one third of migraine sufferers respond favorably. The good new and the bad news of Botox is that it does completely dissipate so there is no concern that long term use is detrimental.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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