Botox method uses a substance called botulinum toxin, which is obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In certain doses, botulinum toxin can be used safely in type A wrinkle treatment, armpit excessive sweating treatment and some resistant tension-type headaches if there is no other reason.
Does Botox paralyze the muscles?
Botox is effective only by making the muscles in the treated area work less. It is generally not effective on the muscles in other areas of the body except the area where it is made. Although allergic reactions are very rare, you should contact your doctor in unexpected situations.
Will my eyebrows rise too much with Botox?
Eyebrow lift after Botox is related to the person’s muscle structure. It is related to the strength of the forehead muscles above the eyebrows. When applying Botox, applying to this overworked part of the forehead muscle prevents the eyebrows from rising excessively.
Will my face look dull, expressionless and strange after Botox?
Botox treatment stops the muscles that cause wrinkles by overworking the face area. It prevents people who look angry by frowning and makes the person look good. It prevents tired and old facial expression by reducing the wrinkles around the eyes. Depending on age and with the effect of gravity, the muscles that pull the face down become stronger and the muscles that pull the face up weaken. Botox can prevent facial and eyebrow sagging by weakening the muscles that pull the face down. In order to do all these, Botox is applied at certain rates to certain muscles on the face. A well-trained and experienced doctor prevents wrinkles and corrects sagging without disturbing the natural expression on the face.
What is Botox’s mechanism of action?
Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine substance by binding proteins in the neuromuscular transmission system. Thus, botox temporarily weakens the striated muscles. This effect lasts for 3-6 months on average.
What are the Botox application areas?
Wrinkles around the eyes
Mimic wrinkles between forehead and eyebrows
Wrinkles around the lips
Neck area wrinkles
Nasolabial line descending from the nose to the mouth
Lines descending from the lip edge to the chin
Underarm, palm and sole sweating
When and why should I have Botox?
If your eyes are very wrinkled while smiling, if you are constantly frowning while talking or reading something, if your forehead lines are very prominent, if your eyebrows are low, if your face has just started to sag, you can get botox.
Am I a suitable candidate for Botox treatment?
Botox application can be done between the ages of 18-65. The purpose of Botox application is to prevent the formation and deepening of wrinkles. Therefore, if treatment is started early, its effectiveness and results will be better. The amount of drug to be used will vary according to the prevalence and depth of the area to be applied, therefore, Botox application prices vary according to the amount of drug used.
How is Botox treatment applied?
A very small amount of Botox is applied to the area where the wrinkles will be removed with very thin and small needles. Since very small amounts of drugs are given with very small needles, there is very little discomfort. Many patients feel very little pain. Does not require anesthesia. It is possible to return to daily life immediately after Botox application. Rarely, temporary bruising and redness may occur.
When do I notice the effectiveness of Botox treatment and how long does it last?
The results of Botox treatment appear after 3-15 days. Treatment effectiveness can continue for 3-6 months. With repeated applications, the effectiveness of the treatment is prolonged. Botox effectiveness occurs in the areas where it is applied for treatment.
What happens when Botox treatment efficacy ends?
As the effect of Botox decreases, the lines appear less clearly. It won’t be as deep and obvious as it used to be. At least 4-5 botox applications are required to maintain this smooth and youthful appearance and make it permanent. With repeated applications, fewer treatments are required later on. In addition, even if it is not repeated, it will not look worse than before the first application, so even a single session provides a certain benefit. Of course, the fact that aging continues over the years should not be ignored.
What should be considered before botox application?
Those who use aspirin and pain relievers, gingko, garlic or ginseng, vitamin C have a high risk of bruising. If possible, it is beneficial not to take these drugs 5-7 days before the treatment.
What should be considered after botox application?
Run your botox-applied muscles for 1-2 hours after the application. For example, raise your eyebrows, pretend to blush, or squint your eyes. This process facilitates the activity of botox in the muscles. Do not rub or massage the application area for 24 hours. Do not wear makeup for 4 hours. Do not lie down for 4 hours, do not read a book or do heavy exercise if you tilt your head. You can take a shower and do many of your daily activities. Small bumps and spots will disappear in a short time after the application.
Can Botox be applied together with other skin rejuvenation methods?
Botox can be done on the same days as the filling. Only under-eye filler and botox around the eyes should not be done on the same day.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Botox is not a method with many side effects. In general, there may be a very short-term redness and edema after it is done. Sometimes there may be temporary bruises in the area where it is made, which can last for a few days. Very rarely, there may be temporary asymmetry or droopy eyelids due to the effect of botox on neighboring muscles. Such side effects regress within 1 month. Although very rare, allergic reactions have been reported in the prospectus information, so in unexpected situations, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Who is Botox not applied to?
Botox is not applied to pregnant women, lactating women, those who took blood thinners 10 days before, and those with muscle disease such as Myasthenia gravis. Other than that, it can be applied to everyone.