Botox application

It is a bacterium toxin obtained from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botox is being used more and more frequently in aesthetic surgery, especially in order to correct wrinkles around the eyes and forehead without the need for surgery.
The toxin secreted by Clostridium botulinum bacteria creates temporary muscle weakness in the muscles that returns after a long time. For cosmetic purposes, we use very diluted amounts. The applied doses create a temporary and limited effect in the applied areas.
The muscles on our face are connected to the skin over them and create mimic movements with their movements. As a result of overuse of mimic muscles for many years, the muscles become visible and form lines and wrinkles in these areas of the face. It is possible to relax and soften wrinkles by relaxing these superficial muscles attached to the skin. In addition, thanks to the relaxation of these muscles, the formation of more wrinkles is prevented. The resulting image is a smoother, more peaceful and more youthful appearance.
Botox injections have been widely used for cosmetic reasons for about 10 years.
The areas where Botox is most frequently used are the forehead, around the eyes, between the eyebrows, neck and lips. With Botox injections, wrinkles called crow’s feet around the eyes, between the eyebrows, frown lines can be reduced and wrinkles on the forehead can be reduced to a less obvious level. Reducing the vertical bands on the neck and softening the wrinkles on the upper lip can be achieved. Botox is also used to temporarily reduce sweating in areas of the body that sweat excessively. These areas are the armpits, palms and soles.
Botox is available in dry powder vials. It is used by diluting in certain proportions. A very small amount of the diluted drug is injected into the muscles in the treated area. Although the application is painless, using anesthetic effective creams on the injection sites before the treatment will reduce the discomfort associated with the injections.
The results obtained with Botox application continue for 4-6 months, after which the muscles regain their former functions. At the end of this period, the application can be repeated. Treatment may be required at more frequent intervals in patients with larger facial muscles (such as men) or in people who use their facial muscles more and have a lot of facial expressions. Over time, since the treated muscles will weaken, it becomes necessary to use less Botox to reduce wrinkles.
Side effect
Bruising and redness may be seen at the injection points. If Botox is applied to a point close to the upper eyelid, temporary drooping of the eyelid may occur. It is an extremely rare condition.
Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should wait until the end of breastfeeding before getting the injections. Those with neuromuscular diseases or bleeding problems, and those with skin diseases in the area to be treated are not suitable candidates for Botox injections.
It is recommended not to take aspirin or aspirin-containing drugs before the procedure. Painkillers should not be taken before the procedure. These drugs may increase the chance of bleeding and/or bruising.