Botox applications are an easy and reliable method used to lighten or eliminate the lines of expression that become evident with age. Botox injections are the gold standard for alleviating the lines in the forehead and between the eyebrows, fine lines called crowbars that occur around the eyes, and vertical lines on the neck that become evident with age. Botox, which is effective on all lines due to mimics, is a simple procedure performed by injecting the formula into the muscles with fine needles.
What is Botox?
Botox (type A botulinum injection), which temporarily inhibits muscle movements, is especially effective in reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles, lines around the eyes, lines in the middle of the eyebrows and vertical muscles in the neck. It starts to show its effect in 4-7 days from the procedure and takes its final form in 10-15 days, while providing the lightening of the lines and preventing the formation of new wrinkles.
How is Botox applied?
Botox is an injection procedure. After cleaning the application areas, small doses are injected intramuscularly with fine-tipped needles. The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes.
How does it work, what does botox do?
Botox disrupts the communication between nerve and muscle. Thus, the muscle temporarily ceases to contract and the lines of expression caused by the contraction lighten.
For what other purposes is it used?
It is a successful treatment for spastic paralysis, facial paralysis, migraine, strabismus, headache and excessive sweating.
Where is it applied in excessive sweating?
Botox significantly reduces sweating when applied to the sweat glands. It should be used in higher doses when applied to the armpits, palms and soles to alleviate sweating.
What problems does it affect?
Botox is used in the forehead area, between the eyebrows, the edges of the eyes, the lines that occur on the upper lips due to the movement of the mimic muscles, the vertical lines that become evident with age in the neck area, the sweating of the armpits, palms, muscle spasms and migraine pains.
Who is doing the Botox application?
Dermatologists and plastic surgeons are authorized to apply botox. However, it should not be forgotten that the physician performing the procedure should know the facial anatomy and the working mechanism of the muscles very well.
When does the application show its effect?
Botox injection starts to show its effect 3-4 days after the application, and it takes 7-10 days for the final effect to appear. It should be noted that this period may vary from person to person and depending on the dose applied.
Does Botox have any side effects?
Botox injections have been applied for both treatment and cosmetic purposes for many years. The application made to thousands of patients over the years is the best proof that the treatment is extremely safe. Botox does not have any side effects. When applied for therapeutic purposes, higher doses should be given to the patient, and even in such cases, no side effects were observed.
How long does the effect last?
Although it varies from person to person and the amount of dose injected into the application area, the effect of botox injections lasts for an average of 4-6 months. When the effect of Botox wears off, the treated area returns to its original state.
To whom it applies, is there an age limit?
Anyone who suffers from lines and wrinkles due to facial expressions, whether 18 or 70, can benefit from botox injections. When the Botox injection is started after the lines or wrinkles are well settled and deepened, the treatment should be supported with filler injections. The result is more successful when the lines are made before they get deeper.
Are there any risks?
When the needle tip encounters a small capillary during the injection, bleeding and subsequent bruising may occur. These bruises go away in a few days. Although rare, temporary tissue damage and loss of sensation may occur. Again, eyelid drooping may occur rarely, but this is a temporary situation.