The Surprising Benefits of BOTOX®

If you regularly and consistently devote time to something—whether it’s playing the piano or learning to cook or swinging a golf club—you can get better and better at it over time. The same goes for muscles injected with Botulinum toxin type A-based wrinkle-smoothing treatments: With regular and consistent applications of BOTOX® and similar products, the facial muscles that cause forehead lines, crow’s feet, and more to appear can get better and better at resting. What’s more, there seems to be evidence that these treatments also lead to ongoing improvements on a cellular level.

That means your muscles and skin can get better and better at keeping you looking younger, less stressed, and more refreshed.

A special issue of the publication Dermatologic Surgery recently edited by Dr. Derek Jones of Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills explores this concept, especially in an article examining the preventive and cumulative effects of Botulinum toxin type A used in facial aesthetics.

Three doctors reviewed medical literature for evidence that supported the theory of repeated treatment cycles positively impacting skin quality. Their ultimate conclusion? Clinical observations of patients who have enjoyed progressive wrinkle reduction suggest that Botulinum toxin type A injections can trigger ongoing repair processes in the skin. These processes yield long-term effects that can improve even more with future treatments.

In other words, an ongoing course of Botulinum toxin type A—when properly injected by a board-certified dermatologist—can keep you looking younger longer.

Another study mentioned in the special issue revealed the difference in skin quality between two twins: one who received only four BOTOX® injections over 19 years, and one who chose consistent and regular injections throughout that same time. The twin who maintained a steady schedule of treatments ultimately enjoyed benefits beyond what would typically be expected. Her targeted wrinkles were overall less visible—if noticeable at all—and her skin texture was better than her sister’s.

Want to learn more? Contact Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. BOTOX® is one of the most popular treatments available at the physician-only practice. Send a message online or call 310-246-0495.

Written by Dr. Derek Jones

Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.