”Botox and Dysport” are drugs containing Botulinum toxin, which is obtained under laboratory conditions from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and used to relax the muscles.
They are obtained using the same method as almost all antibiotics.
How long has Botox been used for aesthetic purposes?
This drug has been used for over 20 years in different branches of medicine to relieve muscle contractions.
It has been used in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology since 1992.
On which wrinkles is Botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport applied?
Wrinkles around the eyes,
Wrinkles between the eyebrows,
It is also used for neck lines (nefertiti lift), wrinkles on the sides of the nose, nose tip lift, fine and superficial wrinkles on the upper lip (cigarette marks), and chin area wrinkles (marionette line).
It is also applied to the palms of the hands, feet and armpits against excessive sweating.
How to apply Botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport?
Treatment area, approximately 15-30 minutes. First, it is cleaned and local anesthetic cream is applied.
A very small amount of the diluted drug is injected into the muscles in the treated area.
What should be considered after botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport treatment?
It is very important to stay in an upright position for 4 hours after the treatment in order to ensure that the Botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport drug stays in the applied place.
After 4 hours, the face can be washed and make-up can be applied.
It is necessary to be protected from anything that is very hot (such as shower, bath, sauna, heavy exercises, food, drink, bitter and spicy foods) for 1-2 days.
How long are the effects of Botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport treatments?
The activity may differ from person to person or even in the same person. Efficiency is lost between 2-6 months depending on factors such as sleep patterns, diseases, drugs used, alcohol-cigarette use. AVERAGE EFFECT TIMES ARE 3-4 MONTHS.
What are the side effects of Botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport treatments?
Botox injections have little or no side effects and are temporary. There may be a mild headache, bruising that heals in a few days and can be covered with makeup.
Depending on the incorrect application or in cases of bending forward for the first 4 hours, a situation such as temporary drooping of the upper eyelid (ptosis) may occur when the drug slides to a point close to the eyelid. However, this is a very rare side effect.
Do mimic movements disappear after botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport treatment?
The result will depend on the injection site and the amount of drug administered.
Movements (mimics) that cause wrinkles on the forehead and eyebrows will be prevented, if desired, the muscles can be applied with a slight movement (Actor Botox-Hollywood Botox).
Other muscles of the face are not affected by the injections.
In other words, only the treated muscles are affected by the drug.
Who cannot be treated with Botulinum toxin / Botox-Dysport?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait to get the injections.
Those who have neuromuscular disorders or bleeding problems, skin diseases in the area to be treated are not suitable candidates.