Will botox be less effective over time?

I've been getting Botox treatments regularly for two years, and love the results. Will the drug become less effective over time, that is, can my body become resistant to it?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Babak Moeinolmolki, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Botox is a biologically-active compound. Although theoretically it is conceivable that the body would create an immune response, in clinical practice, we simply do not see much resistance. The main cause of Botox-poor response is related to dilution and shelf life of Botox. As a biologically-active compound, the effectiveness of Botox can diminish over time. In rare instances when Botox is no longer effective, there are other forms of Botox (Type B - Myoblock) that can be used in these special circumstances.

Published on Dec 19, 2016

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Answered by Babak Moeinolmolki, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Botox is a biologically-active compound. Although theoretically it is conceivable that the body would create an immune response, in clinical practice, we simply do not see much resistance. The main cause of Botox-poor response is related to dilution and shelf life of Botox. As a biologically-active compound, the effectiveness of Botox can diminish over time. In rare instances when Botox is no longer effective, there are other forms of Botox (Type B - Myoblock) that can be used in these special circumstances.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Rejuve

The botox itself will have the same strength each time you do it. However, as you age your lines will become stronger so you eventually need more botox. A good daily skin regimen will soften the blow. At some point, a laser procedure or filler may be needed depending on the area you do the botox.

Published on Jan 29, 2010

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

The botox itself will have the same strength each time you do it. However, as you age your lines will become stronger so you eventually need more botox. A good daily skin regimen will soften the blow. At some point, a laser procedure or filler may be needed depending on the area you do the botox.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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