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If Botox, Dysport and Xeomin don’t work anymore can I use Restylane on glabellar lines instead?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: BotoxIf Botox, Dysport and Xeomin don’t work anymore can I use Restylane on glabellar lines instead?
A patient asked 3 years ago
Botox, Dysport and Xeonim no longer work on me. I’m told there’s no such thing as “developed immunity” to these but my forehead says there is. My last try was 60 units of Dysport Just for furrows between brows and no change. Can Restylane be used for these lines instead?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 3 years ago

What to Do If Botox Doesn’t Work Anymore?

 
Hi and thank you for your question! Some patients do develop “tolerance” to Botox and other medications in the group which is associated with reduced effectiveness. While Botox (and Dysport or Xeomin) address different issues versus fillers such as Restylane, in your case when the frown lines are too deep, it is possible to smooth them out to some extent with filler injection. For this area, I suggest using fillers that absorb less water once injected to avoid compromising the local blood flow given the proximity to superficial arteries. I hope it helps and good luck!

 


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