Botox, which has been used rapidly in last years, is an aesthetic treatment method that does not require surgical operation to eliminate wrinkles on our face. n the Botox procedure, there is no incision, scar or pain. The patient can continue his/her routine daily work immediately after the application. Botox, which is not limited to the aesthetic field, is also used in medical fields.
Wrinkles increase due to factors such as aging, smoking, menopause and facial expressions and the face looks older. Botox, which was used for the first time in the history of lazy eye operation, started to be used for aesthetic purposes in 2002.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum Toxin is called a hand-to-hand medical protein from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It is a treatment method used in wrinkle removal procedures without surgery. Botulinum Toxin is mostly applied in the face area. Especially forehead wrinkles, periferic wrinkles, wrinkles around the eyes and neck wrinkles are the most applied areas.
Where is Botulinum Toxin Applied?
Botulinum Toxin mainly:
- In the wrinkles of the crow’s feet
- Wrinkles in the forehead area
- In wrinkles that lead to a frowning eyebrow appearance
- Raising the eyebrows
- In the wrinkles that appear while laughing
- In the process of lifting the tip of the nose in people with short upper lip
- In lifting the up corners of the lips
- In wrinkles in the decollete area
- It is applied in regulation of symmetry in the face area
How is Botulinum Toxin Applied?
As a mechanism of action, Botox prevents the nerve connections of the muscle in the area where it is applied, temporarily preventing muscle contractions and allowing the muscle to stay relax. In this way, the muscle does not pull the skin in the applied area, it allows the wrinkles to be opened. The normal working cycle continues in the muscles without Botox.
It is applied in small amounts to the determined areas with the help of an injector. Although Botox is a transparent substance, it is applied by diluting with serum. The application points are the facial lines we use most during the day. Any pain is prevented by numbing the area before the operation with applying local gels. On average the treatment takes 15 minutes.
How Long Does the Botulinum Toxin Effect Last?
Although it varies according to the dose applied in the treatment, the first effects appear on the 3rd day and approximately 10. The full effect can be seen daily. Its effect usually lasts 4-6 months. However, this effect is prolonged in successive applications.
To Whom Is Botulinum Toxin Applied?
Botulinum Toxin, which can be applied to anyone over the age of 18 with wrinkle complaints, gives more successful results in the early periods when the wrinkles are not deep yet.
What are the side effects of Botulinum Toxin?
There is no side effect if it is applied by experts and experienced people. Although a slight redness and bruising may be seen in the applied area, it will pass with the time. After the procedure, you should avoid heavy sport exercises and hot weather.
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Last Updated on 1 March 2021