Botox is an aesthetic application that provides rejuvenation, that is, a lively gaze, a tense forehead, a rested and happy expression, in a few minutes. It is a drug that has been used in the treatment of muscle diseases for many years and is produced under special conditions from a type of bacteria.
Botox has a relaxing effect on the muscles it is applied to, and this effect lasts for four to six months. The muscles to which Botox is applied relax and thus the wrinkles that develop due to facial expressions on the upper part of the face, that is, around the eyes and forehead, can no longer form. Crowbar lines that occur during laughing, vertical forehead lines due to frowning, and horizontal lines that occur while talking disappear.
The face that has been properly botox applied will have a healthy and rested expression. In this respect, the muscles to which the drug is applied and the dose given are very important. Since the muscle structure of each individual is different, it is not correct to make a standard application. Botox application should be done by a knowledgeable and experienced physician. Botox does not cause swelling on the cheeks or lips. However, since the name of botox is mentioned so much, many other applications for skin rejuvenation have also been called by this name. In fact, botox does not have a feature such as inflating the area where it is used, adding volume.
Where it is used
The most commonly used areas of botox are the crow’s feet around the eyes and the horizontal and vertical lines of the forehead.
It is also used to remove vertical lines on the upper lip and fine wrinkles on the cheeks. Slight lifting of the corners of the mouth and the tip of the nose; It is also used successfully in removing various conditions such as lines on the root of the nose, neck wrinkles, deterioration in the face oval, sagging.
Other Area of Usage
– It reduces excessive sweating for 6-8 months when applied to the sweat gland muscles in the armpits, palms and soles.
– In cases of teeth grinding, the appropriate amount of botox applied to the chewing muscle solves this problem.
– Blepharospasm, that is, the involuntary contraction of the eye area muscle, the discomfort that appears in the form of constant blinking is within the scope of botox.
– Botox may be effective in case of vaginismus, where the vagina muscle involuntarily contracts and prevents intercourse.
– It is also used in migraine-type headache. In fact, some of our patients who received Botox for the purpose of wrinkle removal stated that their headaches decreased.
Method and frequency of application
Before the injection, a cream that causes temporary loss of sensation is applied in this area. It is not a painful application both because of the effect of this drug and because very thin needles are used. The process ends in as little as a few minutes.
Botox is repeated at intervals of 4-8 months, depending on the area and dose it is applied to. When it is done for the purpose of facial rejuvenation, it is done every 4 months in the first year. In the following years, the duration of action extends up to 6-8 months. Even when the effect wears off, the wrinkle does not immediately return to its original state. In case of regular application, the wrinkles in the said areas disappear completely.
The cost of the application varies according to the dose used. Expensive is a relative concept. However, it is a fact that the result is very valuable and it is possible to have botox with the budget allocated for a good cream. Moreover, results are obtained in a much shorter time and this result is certain.