Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a toxin obtained from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It acts by preventing the release of substances that provide conduction at the nerve endings and stopping the transmission between the nerves and the organs reached by the nerves. Stopping nerve conduction causes the functions of the organ that the nerve reaches to decrease or disappear completely. It can be used for aesthetic and cosmetic purposes, to reduce the wrinkles on the face, to prevent its formation and to reduce sweating in the areas of excessive sweating and in the treatment of chronic migraine.
For what areas is botox used?
The working of the mimic muscles over the years makes the folds on the skin that cover them prominent, resulting in dynamic streaks on the face. The most common dynamic lines appear on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes and around the lips. The lines on the forehead and eye edges give the person an older look, while the lines between the eyebrows give the person a frowned and angry look. By applying Botox to the mimic muscles, the movements of these muscles can be weakened, and the decrease in muscle movements also reduces the folding of the skin on it with muscle movements and streaking due to folding. In this way, a significant improvement is gained in the facial expression that appears old and angry.
With Botox injection, it can be provided to lift the eyebrows from the tail part and to decrease the height in the middle part of the eyebrow which makes a confused facial appearance.
Be seen clearly of upper gum while smiling causes an non aesthetic appearance while laughing. With Botox injection this can be easily corrected.
Masetter (chewing muscle) Hypertrophy: Unlike other region applications, Botox applications to the massetter muscle are performed not for wrinkles, but especially to soften the square face appearance of the patients with prominent hypertrophy of the massetter muscle and to obtain an oval face. Thus, a thinner and feminine facial appearance is obtained.
Excessive sweating treatment
When Botox is applied to the sweat glands, the connection between the sweat glands and nerve endings can also be stopped by reducing the activity of the sweat glands.
The most sweating areas of the body are palms and armpits. With applying botox to sweating areas of people who suffer from excessive sweating and smell, improvement in complaints is provided.
After determining the excessive sweating zones with the pre-application tests, the effect of the procedure lasts up to 6 months.
Botox procedure is made with needle tips thinner than 31 injection points to 7 regions of head and neck. The treatment is planned individually and there are at least 2 treatment periods with an interval of 12 weeks. In some patients, the injection should be repeated for the efficiency while in others the efficiency continues for several years. With the decision of a specialist neurologist, additional doses in botox injections according to the pain location can be applied to the required areas and migraine can be taken under control by obtaining successful results.
How is Botox applied?
Botox is applied as an injection and is not a painful procedure, a slight pain may be felt at the time of injection. If a decrease in the movements of the mimic muscles is desired, injection is made into the mimic muscles and If the complaint of sweating is desired to be reduced, injection is made inside the skin.
The effect of Botox starts 3-4 days after the injection and completed totally in the first week and the duration of efficiency is 4-6 months. When Botox loses its efficiency, the procedure can be repeated.
Botox has no serious side effects on health. After procedure, a temporary swelling, bruising, and rarely temporarily lower eyelid can happen.
Immediately after the procedure, daily life can be easily continued. However, it should be avoided from movements that require bending for a long time and to active the facial muscles. In addition, after Botox injection, the head should be kept high for about four hours, bending forward should be avoided and should not be lying down. About eight hours after the Botox injection, a shower can be taken with warm water and without causing any damage to the face, i.e. without sac or pressure. While washing the face, pay attention to using cold water.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOKS
Is Botox snake poison?
No, Botox is a natural, protein-based drug made from a special bacterium.
Who should perform Botox?
Botox procedure, which is an effective method for facial rejuvenation, should be perforemed by specialist physicians who know the facial anatomy well and in order to avoid possible complications and achieve the desired result.
Is Botox a reliable treatment method?
It is a drug with over 2000 studies approved by the Ministry of Health in our country and by more than 70 countries around the world. It has been used for 20 years and millions of people prefer these procedures safely every year.
How long does the effect of Botox last for?
Approximately 3 months after the application, the movement begins to return in strong muscles. The movement of weak muscles also begins after 4 months. The effect disappears completely after 6 months. It is recomended to repeat it between 4-6 months.
Does Botox cause any expression loss in face?
The main purpose of Botox procedure is not to neutralize the expression on the face, but to soften the facial expressions and give the face a natural aesthetic appearance. Confused and expressionless images are caused by the procedure being done by wrong hands. Botox must be done by experts.
How many times can a person get botox throughout his life?
As long as it is done in specialist and right hands, it can be done under the control of a doctor during all life.
Can pregnant women get botox?
It is not yet known exactly whether Botox has a harmful effect during pregnancy and breastfeeding. For this reason, botox procedures are not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and botox should not be applied in people with diseases of the nervous-muscular system.
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