Botox (originally botox, medically known as Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a neurotoxin that is a protein obtained from a special bacteria. This product, which has been in use for more than 30 years, is being used in approximately 80 countries and it is a product whose use has increased considerably in the last 10 years in our country. It is a cosmetic product that helps to remove medium and high level wrinkles on our skin without surgical intervention.
The muscles on our face are constantly contracting with our mimic movements. With these contractions, wrinkles form on our face. With the effects of time, cells renew themselves, and the production of collagen and elastin fibers slows down. Botox has a structure that temporarily stops the contractions of the muscles in our face and relaxes the muscles in the area where it is applied. Since the contraction of the facial muscles in the application area is temporarily blocked, it helps the skin surface to have a smoother and more taut structure. In this way, it is ensured that the general expression of our face is more comfortable.
Botox has a safe use in medical aesthetics as it is used in low doses and on mimic muscles. Its application by a Specialist Doctor who is knowledgeable about facial anatomy eliminates the possibility of unwanted side effects and is an important factor in the success of the desired result. It should be noted that it is not appropriate for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding to have the application done.
In Botox applications, the effect schedule of the application may differ from person to person. The application begins to show its first effects in about 3 days to 1 week, a more effective result is observed between 10 days and 2 weeks. It has been observed that the permanence of this application, which shows its highest effects at the end of approximately 1 month after the application, continues for a period of 4 months or more. It is known that repeated applications are an important factor in increasing the duration of permanence.