Since our subject is aesthetic medicine, my advice to our clients who want to be healthy and more beautiful or to maintain their current situation is that they know that it is important to be well guided and have the right practices done. Because I think especially face applications are very important, even without scalpel applications. A person’s look, smile, and sometimes even streaked wrinkles can be more attractive. For example, if we think about how charismatic Clint Eastwood is with his wrinkles…Nicole Kidman is blonde from Australia, very beautiful, but; how innocent her lips were when she was thin, or if her botox was a little more natural, one of the beauties we call; there is no need to go as far as these mediatic examples, sometimes even our neighbor may contradict us after the procedure; That’s when the application made can be considered a little more.
Botox injection, which is the most applied method in scientific articles that do not fall on the agenda on this subject, is a method that has proven itself for years, with satisfactory results when applied to the right areas in required doses.
How are wrinkles formed?
Various facial muscles are constantly contracted by mimic movements, and wrinkles appear in the areas of contraction. Decreased cell production of the skin, decreased defense status, decrease in collagen and elastic fibers, and constant mimics are the main causes of facial wrinkles.
How does botulinum toxin type A work?
Botulinum toxin type A is a purified protein drug that relaxes the muscles by temporarily stopping the nerve transmission that determines muscle movements. In this injection application, which is made in doses suitable for the mimic muscles, the substance called acetylcholine, which causes the muscle to contract, can be prevented from stimulating the muscles, so the transmission of the stimulus is prevented and the response of the muscle as “contraction” can be temporarily stopped. Since the muscle cannot contract, it can make the skin to which it is associated appear smoother and tighter. In this way, the facial expression can have a calmer and more relaxed appearance.
Is botulinum toxin type A safe?
Botulinum toxin, a muscle relaxant drug with clinical applications, is a drug obtained from the bacterium clostridium botulinum and is used for treatment and support in large muscle groups in children. For this reason, the fact that much lower doses are applied to the mimic muscles makes this method used in wrinkle treatment reliable.
How is the application made?
This application consists of injecting the necessary doses of botulinum toxin into the relevant areas, which takes about 10-15 minutes.
Is botulinum toxin type A application painful?
The tip of the insulin needle is used during the injection. Therefore, the pain is also very less. In addition, before the procedure, cold ice can be applied to the skin or anesthetic cream can be used. Daily activities can be continued after the application.
Botulinum toxin type A applicator properties
It should be administered by a physician who has anatomical knowledge of the muscles that control facial expression. It is very important to apply according to the dynamics of each person’s facial wrinkles, it is the most important factor that prevents the formation of faces that are similar to each other as if they were copied.
How many years has botulinum toxin type A been used?
Botulinum toxin type A has been used in different indications for about 32 years. It is a drug used in more than 80 countries in the treatment of various diseases.
Currently approved areas of botulinum toxin type A application
Wrinkle treatment between eyebrows
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Eye tics (Blepharospasm)
Facial paralysis (Hemifacial spasm)
Botulinum toxin type A cosmetic uses
Wrinkles around the nose
upper lip wrinkles
Marionette (sadness) lines
Necklines and platysma bands
When do the effects of BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A start to appear after application?
1. The effect starts to be seen 3-7 days after the application.
2. The effect is seen more clearly in 10-14 days.
3. You can see your doctor again for control purposes within 7-14 days.
4. The most effective appearance appears 30 days after the injection.
5. This effect lasts up to 4-6 months.
6. The duration of effect may differ from person to person.
Does botulinum toxin type A affect the natural appearance negatively?
As in every application, the state of facial expressions after the procedure and the positive effects it may add to the person can be predicted to some extent by the practitioner. Therefore, a natural look that is personal to the person and does not change his appearance can be obtained. This makes it even more important that it is done in experienced hands who are knowledgeable on this subject. Otherwise, Botulinum toxin type A application should not be recommended. For example, when it is applied to reduce the crow’s feet, how much does it affect the person’s smile, how is the under-eye (for those with eye bags) affected after the procedure? I think every practitioner should ask these questions. After a good application, it is possible to express your feelings by using your mimics, but without the formation of wrinkles.
So, can these procedures be done at any age and at any time?
Our methods are divided into two. The first is preventive procedures that should be done early, the other major surgeries that should be delayed as much as possible… If you start Botox in your thirties and have it done every four or five months, you will stop the aging of the upper part of your face.