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What are the long term consequences of botox?
20 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Safety of Botox
There have not been long term side effects reported after Botox adminsration.
Short term side effects have gone away including headache, bruising etc.

In brief: Safety of Botox
There have not been long term side effects reported after Botox adminsration.
Short term side effects have gone away including headache, bruising etc.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Botox & Safety
Botox is an fda approved medication for multiple conditions including ocular muscle dysfunction, migraine headaches, reduction of glabellar furrows (frown lines), hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), among other muscle disorders.
It has been used safely for these conditions for decades. If used appropriately in non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding patients who are neurologically healthy, risks are very low.

In brief: Botox & Safety
Botox is an fda approved medication for multiple conditions including ocular muscle dysfunction, migraine headaches, reduction of glabellar furrows (frown lines), hyperhidrosis (excess sweating), among other muscle disorders.
It has been used safely for these conditions for decades. If used appropriately in non-pregnant, non-breastfeeding patients who are neurologically healthy, risks are very low.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Daniel Medalie
I agree -the risks of long term consequences are low. There can be transient unwanted side effects such as droop of the upper eyelids if the wrinkles between the eyebrows are treated too aggressively. This usually self corrects in several weeks. Regards.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Botox is very safe
Since the protein in Botox has been studied by the fda, there are very few reported long term consequences to the use of botox.
Most patients are very satisfied with the reults they get from botox.

In brief: Botox is very safe
Since the protein in Botox has been studied by the fda, there are very few reported long term consequences to the use of botox.
Most patients are very satisfied with the reults they get from botox.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Botox longterm safe
Repeated use of Botox can lead to the muscle that is injected becoming smaller., also known as muscle atrophy.
This is often a desired long term effect. The skin over the area injected also tends to wrinkle less. Occasionally, over time some of the nearby untreated muscle may try to compensate and allow some movement in the treated area.

In brief: Botox longterm safe
Repeated use of Botox can lead to the muscle that is injected becoming smaller., also known as muscle atrophy.
This is often a desired long term effect. The skin over the area injected also tends to wrinkle less. Occasionally, over time some of the nearby untreated muscle may try to compensate and allow some movement in the treated area.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Decreased Wrinkles
Continued use of Botox over many years would result in a significant decrease in wrinkles compared to someone who does not use botox.
Whether this is a positive or negative consequence is up to the individual.

In brief: Decreased Wrinkles
Continued use of Botox over many years would result in a significant decrease in wrinkles compared to someone who does not use botox.
Whether this is a positive or negative consequence is up to the individual.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Decreased success
in some patients, Botox become less effective probably due to the development of antibodies to the Botox.

In brief: Decreased success
in some patients, Botox become less effective probably due to the development of antibodies to the Botox.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Due to build up of antibiotics to the carries proteins in the Botox.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not known
Botox is one of the safest products around but there are some theoretical long term consequences concerning continual weakening of the muscles.
Like all muscles not being used, it can cause atrophy. It's not a necessarily bad thing if it's muscles you don't really need. If you have concerns, speak with your doctor about possible side-effects for the muscle groups being treated.

In brief: Not known
Botox is one of the safest products around but there are some theoretical long term consequences concerning continual weakening of the muscles.
Like all muscles not being used, it can cause atrophy. It's not a necessarily bad thing if it's muscles you don't really need. If you have concerns, speak with your doctor about possible side-effects for the muscle groups being treated.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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