Study shows Botox can stop working after repeated use

Think you’re having a down day? What if the botulism you inject in your face stops working?

Studies are now showing that some people who get Botox injections for a long time, over 10 years, may see a decrease in the drug’s effectiveness to freeze the face. The drug is essentially a neurotoxin that “freezes” the muscles of the face reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and preventing new ones from forming. It usually lasts a few months, but over time the effects may be lessened and not last as long.

Nicole Kidman owns up to Botox

Nicole Kidman at Golden Globes 2013

Even though she once said, “‘I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything,” Nicole Kidman finally admitted to using Botox. This isn’t exactly the shock of the century, considering the 45-year-old actress’ face is line-free. Still, it’s refreshing to hear a celebrity own up to some doctor-assisted enhancements. She now joins the relatively short list of stars who’ve publicly discussed Botox use.

Does Botox make you bitchier?

Does it ever seem like the people with the most botox are also the ones with the least concern for others? That they’re a little, um, bitchier than average? Well, some recent studies suggest that might not be an accident. Not only can folks with botox show less feeling in their faces, it turns out that they actually feel less emotion because they can’t show it.