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Things to know about Botox

Botox, which is essentially a protein formed by a bacterium, is an injection method applied by injecting into the relevant muscle. Wrinkles and lines are improved by injecting very little into the facial muscles responsible for the movements that create lines and wrinkles. This improvement takes an average of 4-6 months and it should be done again at the end of this process.

After it is applied to the targeted areas, the effect increases progressively within 3-5 days and is completed within 10-14 days. Although there may be asymmetry in some patients treated during this period, this situation resolves spontaneously as the drug takes effect.

In facial aesthetics, it is most commonly applied to correct wrinkles and lines in the forehead lines, glabellar area (between two eyebrows) and around the eyes. Advanced applications are also made to correct the appearance of the orange peel on the chin, to correct the smoker’s lines on the lips, and to reduce our lines in the neck area.

Botox application, which aims a more vigorous and youthful appearance, is painless. It is applied with needles called bristle type. During the procedure, slight burning, slight pain, but decreases within seconds. Within 15-30 minutes after the procedure, nothing remains on your face, including needle marks, and your day-to-day change begins.

In armpit sweating, which can be one of the important problems of social life, where it is used very effectively, the problem of sweating from the armpit area is corrected within 3 days with an application of about 10 minutes.

What should I pay attention to before the application?

It is important to be well rested before the application. Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed. At least three days before; ginko biloba, blood thinners, green tea, aspirin and non-steroidal rheumatic drugs should be discontinued.

What should I pay attention to after the application?

After the application, applications such as hammam, sauna, spa and massage should be avoided. Massage should not be done for at least 1 week. Massaging the areas where Botox is applied may cause the drug to spread to unwanted areas. Do not lie down or lean forward for at least four hours after the application. Avoid heavy sports activities. It is very important that you consider these recommendations to avoid undesirable consequences.