Studies Show Botox Becomes Less Effective after Repetitive Applications
Recent study showed that Botox treatments might only provide you with a temporary solution against the inevitable aging problem.
It was also found that there were some cases, where patients receiving botulinum toxin injections repeatedly developed an immune response. According to researchers, one in 200 patients (receiving the injections repeatedly) developed antibodies in his body. This makes further botox treatment on them less effective.
Some scientists also claimed that repeated treatments might lead to an immune response, which can result in non-responsiveness. The reason is that injections fail to freeze your facial muscles and give desired output. But why exactly this happens?
Dr. Kuldeep Minocha, London dermatologist, said that he has noticed botox producing less effective results for few of his patients. According to him, results were wearing off quickly, as the body was seemingly getting used to it and recognizing it as a foreign entity. The body breaks these entities down quickly to not let them produce the desired result. He also said that the rate of treatment’s failure might be higher, as only a few cases were considered for the study.
Dr Abhilash Jain, Oxford University’s Lecturer and a plastic surgeon, believes several patients will not even realize that this treatment, which used to work great, starts becoming ineffective after repetitive applications.
He said that he lets his patient be aware about the treatment becoming less effective with time. He also lets them have an idea of the risk, which comes with the antibody formation.
Although researchers are yet to come up with an explanation for this immune response in some of the cases, doctors feel that it might be due to the administration of the treatment. There are others, who feel that one needs to understand the mechanics involved within the body cells, once they are exposed to the toxin, to find out the actual reason.