Does Botox Give You Wrinkles?

Dr David Eccleston
By Dr David Eccleston

Dr. Eccleston has over 20 years of experience using Anti-Wrinkle Injections and other injectables, including dermal fillers.


I read with interest the rather misinformed article in the Daily Mail on 10th May regarding Botox 'giving you more wrinkles.' Those of us experienced in the use of Botox® and other botulinum toxins such as Xeomin® and Azzalure® know that the body has a way of compensating for muscles relaxed by these injections.

As a result, other muscles such as the 'bunny line' muscle, properly known as 'nasalis', can become hyperactive. Indeed, the 'scrunching' of the nose has been called the 'Botox sign' for over ten years, so this is not news.

The skill in using injectable toxins is to predict the way an individual's face is going to react to treatment by carefully observing all muscle movements, and ideally photographing the different facial expressions pre-treatment.

The treatment and dose can then be tailored to the individual - this is certainly not a 'painting by numbers' treatment with fixed-dose regimes.

A review at 2 weeks is essential to make any minor adjustments necessary, and if the fact that the client has had 'Botox' has been spotted by their friends, then the treatment has not been done properly.

Does Botox give you wrinkles?

Lastly, the comment by Bobbi Brown regarding 'shooting poison into our faces' shows a clear lack of understanding of the safety of the product.

Botulinum toxin does not accumulate in the body, and to get a significant overdose would require at least 30 x 100-unit vials injected intravenously all at once, with the average cosmetic dose being perhaps half a vial.

Most prescription drugs would have far more serious or potentially fatal side effects with this multiplication factor!

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some Botox for Bunny lines, Botulinum ToxinBotoxAzzalureDysportBocoutureXeomin and also lines and wrinkles FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the Botulinum ToxinBotoxAzzalureDysportBocoutureXeomin and also lines and wrinkles questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

If you're keen to get started with any of these treatments right away then you're in luck - those clever folks also have a list of trusted, accredited Botulinum ToxinBotoxAzzalureDysportBocoutureXeomin and also line and wrinkle clinics in your area.

MediZen was founded in 1999 by the worldwide trainer and key opinion leader for Allergan, Dr. David Eccleston, we are the Midlands Premier Aesthetic Clinic.

MediZen provide a range of treatments covering face, skin and body all with the aim of helping you feel your most confident self.

It is our firm belief that this can only be achieved in a medically led clinic such as ours.

Our Birmingham based clinic has a wide range of facilities that allow us to offer a variety of quality treatments from laser treatment to CoolSculpting®miraDry to skincare and lots more.

Give MediZen a call on 0121 392 8552 or visit medizen.co.uk for more information.

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