Botox Tolerance Is Rare But Real. Here's What We Know About
This Risk
The use of Botox over the last couple of decades has become more widespread than ever with people starting these procedures in their early 20s. People use Botox in the hopes of smoothing out and preventing fine lines and wrinkles, but there is a phenomenon known as Botox tolerance that goes against everything Botox is meant to do.
According to a study published in the Archives of Plastic Surgery, some patients can develop an immunological response to the neuromodulator, resulting in decreased effects or tolerance to its paralyzing properties. Botox tolerance is quite rare, according to professionals, and very few patients exhibit true signs of resistance to treatment.
If you’re one of the rare few who experience complete resistance, there are options like microneedling, laser treatments, acupuncture, and topicals, that you can use instead. Or you can opt to use one of the other brands of neuromodulators available on the market.