Though it might not be quite as popular as it once was, many people do still opt to use Botox as a wrinkle eraser as they start to notice signs of aging on their faces. And in some cases, depending on when you start noticing these signs of aging, you might be using Botox for quite a long time. Whether you're using Botox long-term for its anti-aging qualities or for one of the many other uses that doctors can sometimes recommend it, there are some surprising long-term side effects of Botox you need to know about that are different than the short-term side effects that you may have heard about in the past.
In addition to combating wrinkles, Healthline reported that doctors have recommended Botox for all manner of conditions ranging from depression to migraines, overactive bladder, hyperhidrosis, and more. For any of these conditions, as well as for anti-aging purposes, you could potentially be using Botox for a fairly long time, so that makes it even more important to have some sort of idea for how Botox might affect you later on, specifically. Although there is some information that's known about how Botox might affect you long-term, more research is likely needed if it's going to continue to be a regularly-used treatment, and, particularly, if the number of conditions that it's used for continues to expand.