Can I Build a Resistance to Botox?

May 22nd, 2017 / Back to Blog »

botox knoxvilleWe truly live in incredible times. Our patients now have more options than ever before to help freshen their appearance and take years off of their face that never existed before recently. One of the most popular, non-invasive treatments for facial wrinkles and creases is Botox. Knoxville men and women can get safe, natural-looking, and near-instant results with a quick Botox treatment. But one question we get quite frequently is whether or not our patients can build up a resistance to Botox. Patients are often concerned that after several treatments that they may build up a tolerance. In this blog post, we’ll look at what Botox is, how it works, and explore how some patients become resistant to Botox.

Knoxville men and women that are ready to “erase” those crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes or the lines on your forehead or around your mouth should call Dr. Hall and his expert team today at 865.973.9500. In addition to Dr. Hall, Brooke Nix and Melissa Wyrick are expert injectors who can help eliminate signs of aging with a Botox or filler treatment.  Our patients absolutely love the results they get with Dr. Hall and his team. Take a look at our Before-and-After photos to see their work for yourself.

What is Botox?

Knoxville patients can get Botox injections to certain locations on their face to smooth out any wrinkles that make them look older and tired. But how does Botox actually accomplish that?

Botox itself is a highly-processed form of the botulinum toxin. Botox is injected into the muscles of the face that pull the skin together to form wrinkles. Botox temporarily paralyzes those muscles so that they can’t contract and create wrinkles. The result is smoother skin without the wrinkles. The Botox treatment usually lasts for several months before patients need to get the injections again.

Can You Become “Immune” to Botox?

Knoxville patients that get Botox will, by and large, not develop any kind of resistance to Botox. Because Botox is a form of a toxin produced by a bacteria, the body can sometimes develop an immune response to the injections. This will cause the body to breakdown the Botox injections very quickly so that they are no longer effective. However, this only happens in about .5% of patients and usually only after patients have been getting regular treatment for around 10 years.

Even if you currently have a resistance, patients can switch to a different neurotoxin (such as Dysport) and get terrific results.

Botox is a very safe, fast, and highly effective treatment option for facial wrinkles that is also relatively painless. Knoxville patients that want to look younger, rested, and more confident can get beautiful results with Botox.  To be sure that you get incredible results from your Botox treatment, have the procedure done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Hall and his team have years of experience with facial anatomy and with Botox injections. He is meticulous and precise in all of his Botox treatments to make sure that he targets the specific muscles that are causing your unique wrinkles.

Give us a call today at 865.973.9500 if you want this kind of premier, personalized treatment.