There are 3 common reasons why Botox injections will not work for certain individuals: they are being injected incorrectly, they are not getting enough at a time, and/or they’ve developed antibodies to Botox. Let’s take a look at each of these in turn.
By Jessica Sawyer
While some people absolutely swear by Botox for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and reshaping certain facial features, others have had not-so-positive experiences. They claim it simply doesn’t work for them but are often unsure as to why.
As it turns out, there are 3 common reasons why Botox injections will not work for certain individuals: they are being injected incorrectly, they are not getting enough at a time, and/or they’ve developed antibodies to Botox.
Let’s take a look at each of these in turn.
Some injectors only know certain injection patterns and may therefore inject everyone in the exact same way. The problem with this is that while our general human anatomy is roughly the same, each individual’s body is different, some more so than others.
This means that some people may require a different injection pattern than the average person in order for the Botox to work effectively. If an injector isn’t trained in how to find the necessary underlying anatomy, the Botox may not be injected in the correct place, and you won’t see your desired results.
With an increasing number of spas and clinics offering Botox injections popping up all over the place, some places will set a low price per injection in order to stay ahead of the competition.
The problem with this is that they often reduce the amount of actual Botox in their injections in order to keep their prices down. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of Botox is directly affected by the number of units injected in certain areas. If you’re not getting an appropriate number of Botox units, then you’re not going to see results.
While it may be tempting to go for the cheapest Botox injections available, don’t be surprised if you get what you pay for at the end of the day.
This is perhaps most relevant to those who have successfully used Botox before but have stopped seeing results. Similar to the flu shot, when you’re injected with a foreign substance like Botox, your body begins to develop antibodies. These antibodies help your immune system fight off and rid your body of foreign substances.
If you continue to inject Botox over time, your body may form more and more antibodies, eventually rendering the Botox almost entirely ineffective. This is, thankfully, quite rare, but it is certainly a possibility for frequent, high-volume injectors.
The best way to help ensure you will get your desired results from Botox injections is to use an experienced, knowledgeable injector who is sure to give you the proper amount of Botox in the correct places.
Here at LYFT Medical Aesthetics, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help you achieve your Botox-related goals. New clients can book a free consultation today!