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3 Reasons Your Botox Isn't Working

“Why is my forehead still moving after Botox?”

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin all belong to a class of product called neuromodulators. To be technical, they block the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, thus preventing muscular contraction. They are all forms of botulinum toxin which relax the muscles responsible for creating fine lines and wrinkles.

Have you ever felt confused or frustrated because your treatment just didn’t seem to take? Do you ever find yourself returning back to your injector for a touch-up? These are the top 3 reasons neuromodulators might not work for you the way they’re supposed to - and how to fix the issue.

1. You’re exercising it out.

After being injected with Botulinum Toxin Type A, your injector will recommend you wait at least 24-48 hours before exercising. Not only does this prevent bruising and swelling by reducing the risk of increased blood flow to the treated areas, but it also ensures that you won’t sweat out the product before it has time to fully absorb.

If you can be a bit of a work-out-aholic, try scheduling your injection session after you’ve gotten your daily dose of fitness.

2. The dose injection was too small to fully relax the muscle.

There are recommendations for dosage and administration per muscle group for optimal results. That being said, some individuals have stronger muscles than others and need a higher dose. It takes time for your injector to figure out the optimal dose for you. If frequent touch ups are necessary for your muscles to relax, then you need more units injected.

3. You’ve developed antibodies.

Yes, you read that right! When our immune systems encounter “outsider” proteins repeatedly over time, there is always a possibility of developing antibodies. If you develop antibodies to a neuromodulator, your immune system will prevent the product from working at maximum efficacy.

To avoid this, doctors recommend allowing your Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin injections to finish “running their course” prior to re-treatment. If you continue getting injected at the very first sign of muscle movement, you risk developing antibodies. It is always best to wait a minimum of 3-4 months before undergoing your next neuromodulator session.

But, don’t worry - there’s no need to panic while you wait for your next wrinkle-busting Botox treatment. Apply a few drops of YovinoMD Beauty Wrinkle Erase Serum to your areas of concern twice per day to prolong your results and postpone signs of aging. This powerful serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 15% and deliver equivalent results to one collagen filler injection within just 2 weeks of use!


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