What is Botox?
Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.
Botox prevents the release of acetylcholine at nerve endings, reducing or completely eliminating the transmission between a nerve and the muscle to which it is extended and thus diminishing undesirable muscle movements. The treatment usually takes 5 – 10 minutes only. Botox lasts for 48 months. Repeat injections can impart a longer lasting effect.
What are the Uses of Botox?
- Lip wrinkles
- Neck wrinkles
- Two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corner of the mouth / Nasolabial Fold
- Skin folds that run from corner of the mouth to the chin
- Sagging cheek
- Horizontal line on forehead
- The glabella is the skin between the eyebrows
- Wrinkles under and around eye
- Goose Foot
- Upper lip botox
- Botox for wrinkles around mouth
- Nose Botox
- Facial anti-aging botox
- Decollete wrinkles botox
- Anal fissür botoksu, (virgül kalkmalı)/ Anal fissure botox
- Genital area botox
- Asymmetry botox
- Hand-face-foot and armpit botox for sweating treatment
- Migraine botox
- Botox for lower part of face
Am I a good candidate for botox treatment?
The best candidates for botox treatments are people who are between 25-65 years old. Botox existing creases, as well as potential creases before they start. After taking a detailed history and discussing your expectations you will be advised of the most age-appropriate and effective treatment for your individual needs.
How is botox applied?
Very small amounts of botox are injected into the required areas using a tiny micro-needle. Discomfort is minimal. No local anaesthesia is required. Here may be some temporary localised bruising following injections, or slight swelling at the injection site. You can go about your daily life afterward.
How will I look afterwards and how long will it last?
Botox treatmen’s full effect is seen after 35 days. Botox lasts for 48 months. Repeat injections may be given as desired. Repeat injections can impart a longer lasting effect.
Can the duration of botox effect be extended?
Over time enzymes released by the the body break down and eliminate the toxin and at the same time new receptors and neurotransmitters are created. The result is that muscle movement gradually returns and the old wrinkles start to reappear. 4-5 treatments weaken muscles and extend botox effects.
How long does botox treatment take?
You can go about your daily life afterward. However, you should not lie down or lean forward for at least 4 hours after the treatment. Do not rub down the application region after the treatment. Do not take painkillers, gingko, garlic, ginseng and vitamin C for 7 days before the treatment due to bruising risk.
Botox Treatment Aftercare Instructions
Doing face exercises for 1-2 hours after your treatment is recommended.For example, lift your eyebrows or squint your eyes. Treated areas should not be rubbed until 24 hours post treatment. You should not lie down, make-up or do heavy exercises for at least 4 hours after the treatment. You can go about your daily life afterward. Some small red dots may be visible on the skin after treatment, as well as some minor bruising.
What are the side effects of botox?
Botox is not harmful. Most side effects if any are temporary and localized to the treatment areas. Pain at the injection site, infection, inflammation, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising are the most common side effects following a procedure, and are usually short lived.