It is successfully used in the treatment of hyperdynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by the movement of muscles) in the entire face and neck, especially in the upper 1/3 of the face. This drug produced by Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium; It blocks the muscles and prevents them from contracting. The effect of the drug on the target muscles begins within 24-48 hours. The effect of the drug lasts an average of 6 months.
Who is Botox not applied to?
Those who have any neuromuscular disease (myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, etc.), those who use aminoglycosides or drugs that disrupt neuromuscular transmission (penicillin, quinine, calcium channel blockers), those who have bleeding disorders or use anticoagulant drugs, and those who are hypersensitive to any component of the drug. The drug should not be used. Although no adverse events related to pregnancy have been reported, the application should be avoided in pregnant and lactating women. In case of active infection in the application area, this drug is not applied.
What should be considered after the application?
After drug administration, it is necessary to stand in an upright position for 2-4 hours to prevent distribution. In short, you should not sleep. It is necessary to avoid traumas such as rubbing rubbing on the injection sites for 24 hours after the procedure.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Side effects rarely develop after Botox application. When it is performed by an untrained and non-specialist physician, some undesirable situations may occur. The most common among these are ptosis (droopy eyelid), laxity of the lower eyelid, dry eye, headache, difficulty in speaking and inability to whistle. To avoid these undesirable effects, low doses of concentrated solutions should be applied to the target muscle mass.