Obtained from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum, this toxin is a natural, purified protein. For this reason, it is absolutely wrong to be informed that there is usually snake venom among the public. 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 4-6 months on average. Botox application takes 10-15 minutes and daily activities can be resumed immediately after application.
What are the Botox application areas?
Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
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
Is Botox a method that makes the face puffy?
Botox does not inflate the face, it is only a method that weakens the muscles.
Is Botox application painful?
Although the treatment is administered by injection, the feeling of pain is almost non-existent.
When can I notice the effect after botox is applied, how often should I have it done?
The effect of Botox starts from the 3rd day and starts from the 10-14th day. at the end of the day it is fully revealed. For the repetition of Botox application, it is useful to wait for the effect to disappear completely, which is 6 months. Frequent and unnecessary applications may trigger the development of botox antibodies, which will reduce the effectiveness of future applications.
Will I have a dull, confused expression on my face after Botox?
Botox application does not cause any expression disorder if it is done in appropriate doses, taking into account the patient’s wrinkle structure and the tonicity of mimic muscles. Therefore, it is beneficial to have it done by a specialist, preferably dermatology or plastic surgery specialist.
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 a few days before the treatment.
What should be considered after botox application?
Do not rub or massage the application area for 24 hours after the application. While make-up is not recommended during the day, lying face down for 4 hours or heavy exercise should be avoided. You can take a shower and do many of your daily activities. Small bumps and spots will disappear within a few hours after application.
Who is Botox not applied to?
The procedure should not be performed in patients with neurological disease, muscle disease such as myasthenia gravis, blood diseases that cause certain bleeding-coagulation disorders, and pregnant women.
Does Botox have any side effects?
Botox is not a method with many side effects. In general, there may be a very short-term redness and edema (which goes away within half an hour) 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 technique of application or the effect of botox on neighboring muscles. Such side effects regress within 1 month.
Is there a dermatological use of Botox other than cosmetic?
Apart from cosmetic use, Botox is widely used in the treatment of armpits, hand-foot sweating, bruxism (teeth grinding) and migraine.