31 doctors weighed in:

How bad is botox for your skin health?

31 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 doctors agree

In brief: Botox is beneficial

Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles.
When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high.

In brief: Botox is beneficial

Botox and disport work by preventing the contraction of muscles which leads to wrinkles.
When used regularly, it can help promote long term improvements in your appearance. When given by a properly trained and experienced injector, the risk of problems is very low and patient satisfaction is very high.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Botox is quite safe and can provide healthier looking skin. It relaxes the muscles and the overylying skin becomes smoother.
Dr. Daniel Medalie
I agree-The long term effect of Botox is to make your skin look smoother and healthier.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Botox is very safe

Botox has been used for cosmetic uses for approximately two decades with a very good safety record.
The skin's health is not affected negatively by Botox and some patients even see a smoother texture.

In brief: Botox is very safe

Botox has been used for cosmetic uses for approximately two decades with a very good safety record.
The skin's health is not affected negatively by Botox and some patients even see a smoother texture.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Good for Skin

One of the best reasons to consider using Botox is to protect your skin from the wear and tear of chronic repetitive muscle contractions.
Lines break down in the skin at the point where your skin folds & pleats due to muscle contraction. Clinically I have seen patients literally "age in reverse" simply by using botox, b/c the skin has a chance to heal and repair when not under repeated stress.

In brief: Good for Skin

One of the best reasons to consider using Botox is to protect your skin from the wear and tear of chronic repetitive muscle contractions.
Lines break down in the skin at the point where your skin folds & pleats due to muscle contraction. Clinically I have seen patients literally "age in reverse" simply by using botox, b/c the skin has a chance to heal and repair when not under repeated stress.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Botox is not bad

Some facial lines and creases are due to repeated pull on the skin by certain facial muscles.
Botox is injected directly into these muscles and temporarily "freezes" them preventing the wear and tear they are causing on the skin. So, Botox actually slows aging in those particular areas and is beneficial. The price to be paid is a slight reduction in certain facial expressions.

In brief: Botox is not bad

Some facial lines and creases are due to repeated pull on the skin by certain facial muscles.
Botox is injected directly into these muscles and temporarily "freezes" them preventing the wear and tear they are causing on the skin. So, Botox actually slows aging in those particular areas and is beneficial. The price to be paid is a slight reduction in certain facial expressions.
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Good for Skin

One of the best reasons to consider using Botox is to protect your skin from the wear and tear of chronic repetitive muscle contractions.
Lines break down in the skin at the point where your skin folds & pleats due to muscle contraction. Clinically I have seen patients literally "age in reverse" simply by using botox, b/c the skin has a chance to heal and repair when not under repeated stress.

In brief: Good for Skin

One of the best reasons to consider using Botox is to protect your skin from the wear and tear of chronic repetitive muscle contractions.
Lines break down in the skin at the point where your skin folds & pleats due to muscle contraction. Clinically I have seen patients literally "age in reverse" simply by using botox, b/c the skin has a chance to heal and repair when not under repeated stress.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Botox Benefits

Every day, new benefits for botulinum toxin are reported.
These include novel uses for oil gland activity, acne rosacea, hyperhidrosis, etc.

In brief: Botox Benefits

Every day, new benefits for botulinum toxin are reported.
These include novel uses for oil gland activity, acne rosacea, hyperhidrosis, etc.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No Effect

There should be no effect on the skin other than the improvement in the wrinkles.
It can also be used in people who sweat a lot so there might be some dryness in those areas but i've never had that as a complaint.

In brief: No Effect

There should be no effect on the skin other than the improvement in the wrinkles.
It can also be used in people who sweat a lot so there might be some dryness in those areas but i've never had that as a complaint.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No harm to skin

Botox should cause no short- or long-term skin damage.
On the contrary, the prevention of wrinkles when Botox treatments are provided can result in very smooth, youthful looking skin.

In brief: No harm to skin

Botox should cause no short- or long-term skin damage.
On the contrary, the prevention of wrinkles when Botox treatments are provided can result in very smooth, youthful looking skin.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Bad.

Botox stops contraction of muscles.
It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. In doing so, it reduces the wrinkling of the skin overlying the muscle as it contracts.

In brief: Not Bad.

Botox stops contraction of muscles.
It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. In doing so, it reduces the wrinkling of the skin overlying the muscle as it contracts.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Janet Turkle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not bad

Botox has been in use since the 1970's.
No adverse changes have been reported in the appearance of skin.

In brief: Not bad

Botox has been in use since the 1970's.
No adverse changes have been reported in the appearance of skin.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Dr. Janet Turkle
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Its not

Botox is great for the prevention of lines and softening of deep lines that exist.
You don't have to look frozen with botox. The goal is to just look well rested.

In brief: Its not

Botox is great for the prevention of lines and softening of deep lines that exist.
You don't have to look frozen with botox. The goal is to just look well rested.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: It is safe

Botulinum toxin works on the muscles.
It does not do anything directly to the skin. By preventing the muscles from scrunching your skin, it minimizes wrinkles. Repeated movements of certain facial muscles can cause creases to become etched into the skin. Regular use of Botox prevents permanent etching. There is no known long term danger to the skin.

In brief: It is safe

Botulinum toxin works on the muscles.
It does not do anything directly to the skin. By preventing the muscles from scrunching your skin, it minimizes wrinkles. Repeated movements of certain facial muscles can cause creases to become etched into the skin. Regular use of Botox prevents permanent etching. There is no known long term danger to the skin.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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