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We answer the most common question about Botox injections and Why Botox Injections May Not Work.

Sometimes Botox injections may not work. If it did happen - just give us a call and we will fix it. If you had Botox Injections not at Art of Injections, but at the different clinic, just give them a call and mention the problem. Good clinics usually offer an additional appointment with a free touch up injections.

Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Doctors have been using Botox for years to treat wrinkles and facial creases. Botox is a brand name of a toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. There are other brands, such as Dysport and Xeomin. Botox is the term you hear most often because it was the first injectable botulinum toxin.

Why Botox Injections Might Not Work For You
Botox Injections

So Why Botox May Not Work?

There are several reasons Why Botox Injections May Not Work.

1. If you were out in the bright sun immediately after the procedure.

Do not sunbathe in the sun for two weeks after Botox injections.

2. Insufficient amount of trace elements in your body.

Remember to take vitamins and eat right. Make sure you have enough copper, zinc, iron and magnesium in your diet.

3. Non-compliance with your medical professional’s recommendations.

Remember to exclude saunas and tanning beds for two weeks after the procedure.

4. Alcohol consumption.

Exclude alcohol for two weeks after the procedure.

5. Not enough Botox was used.

Botox is not a one size fits all treatment and the same dosage does not work for everyone. Some individuals may need additional Botox to reach an effective level of muscle weakness.

6. The Botox may be warm.

It may be a bad lot or have gotten warm and the active ingredients are no longer active. I always want you to call me if that's the case - we will fix it!

7. The Botox was injected in the wrong place.

Botox needs to be injected into the muscle in order to be effective. If it is injected too superficially or too deep by an inexperienced injector then it will not work.

Remember: True Botox resistance is rare. It happens in about 1 out of every 10,000 cases. The exact cause is not known, but it seems that our immune system forms antibodies against the Botox. A more common occurrence is that some people build tolerance to Botox after repeated use and tend to need increased doses over time.

Tip: Take a course of Zinc vitamins for two weeks prior to the procedure.

Any questions? Visit our clinic for a FREE consultation! Or give us a call at 612.278.9578

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At Art of Injections, we believe that the best care is given by listening, evaluating and using a reserved approach to offer patients natural results.


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