By Kirsty Topping
BOTOX could slow down the clock by permanently erasing wrinkles, new research has claimed.
Doctors say that people who have undergone several treatments are effectively retraining their facial muscles, which means lines are done away with.
And the effects can last even after someone has stopped using the anti-aging treatment.
Darren McKeown, a leading cosmetic surgeon, said:
“The lasting effects are now being mentioned at medical conferences and several surgeons are noting this clinical observation.
“When the skin is no longer getting stressed by the underlying muscles, there seems to be a repair type process.
“Deep lines eventually fade even if the muscle still works.
“That’s why celebrities who used it van get away without it now. “
Celebs who have vowed to banish the Botox injections include 40-year-old Britain’s Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden.
She recently said she hadn’t needed any treatment for a year as her facial muscles had been retrained.
Dannii Minogue, 39, said she had ditched the treatment for the same reasons while Scots singer Lulu said:
“Enough is enough. Been there done that.’ in reference to her treatments.
Evidence to support the claim was published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
A study of the long term effects of Botox on woman in their early 50s revealed that their skin became smoother following the use of Botox over a seven year period.
The London-based authors wrote:
“Non-reducible forehead lines were removed, suggesting dermal and epidermal remodeling over long term treatment. “
They also noted that no new wrinkles had formed.