Botox

Botox is a medical protein obtaibed from the bacteria named "Clostridium botulinum". This protein has been used for a very long time for the treatment of eye diseases and neurological diseases. It has been in safe and successful use for removing the wrinkles for the past 10 years.

In the year 2002, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of its use in the cosmetics. Until this day, 1 million applications have been made only in USA.

In which cases is botox used?
It has been applied for years in the treatment of spastic muscle problems and in the treatment of eye diseases such as cross eyes.
In dermatology, it is used for reducing the wrinkles in the skin and for removing the hyperhidrosis, which may be seen in some people.

How is botox effective?
The dynamic lines are the expression lines on the face; they are formed with the stretching of the small muscles under the skin during gestures (frowning, talking, laughing…). The stretching of these muscles is settled in time in the skin and form permanent lines and wrinkles.

In the section where injection is applied, botox blocks the transmission in the nerves and "prevents the stretching of the muscles” and provides tightness in the skin on that part and opens the lines. These lines can be removed in the early phase with botox treatment. In time, the lines get deeper and the botox treatment alone cannot provide the sufficient recovery and other additional treatments are applied. (laser, peeling, padding injection…)

On Whom Botox Is Not Applied?
The pregnant, nursing mothers and some people with myophathy.

How is Botox Applied?
If you are planning to have botox treatment, you should share your expectations and worries about this treatment with your doctor. Your doctor will share the results you will get from this treatment with you and the treatment will be achieved. The treatment of each patient is planned according to his/her own muscle structure and skin quality.

A local anesthetic cream may be applied before the operation.

Small doses of injection are made into the wrinkled points detected in consideration of the muscle structure of the individual.

The treatment generally lasts for 10-15 minutes and minimal discomfort is felt during the application.
The medication is only effective on the injected part and does not intrude into the general circulation.
The anticipated effect starts two weeks after the application.

To which parts of the body is botox most frequently applied?

• Horizontal lines on the forehead
• Lines between eyebrows
• Lines around the eye
• Lines around the mouth
• Lines on the neck

When does the patient return to normal activities after botox?
The patient may immediately return to normal activitis after the injection.

For how long the effect of botox continue?
Botox treatment provides a recovery of 3-4 months. As the applications are reiterated, this period goes up to 8-10 months.

Do I have to continue once after starting with botox treatment?
You do not have to continue with it after starting with the botox treatment; although the effect of the treatment vanishes, the lines will not return to their previous intensity for a long time.

If the applications continue, gradually more successful results are achieved. The lines gradually vanish and the new ones are prevented. The skin acquires a better outlook compared to its previous condition.

Will there be an unnatural expression on my face when I have botox?
This is the most frequently asked question by the patients having botox for the first time. If you share such worries with your doctor your treatment doses will be arranged accordingly and a very natural expression will be provided.

Is there a proper age to start with botox treatmen?
There is no special age for startin this treatment. The need for application may occur at very early years according to the muscle and skin structure of the person while there may not be any need in further ages.
In the period when the lines newly occur, very good results may be achieved with botox while in the treatment of the settled lines, botox alone is not sufficient and filling injection, lazer or peeling treatments are also needed. For this reason, with the treatments that start early, more successful and natural results are yielded.

What are the risks of botox application?
When applied by the experts who previously received education about this, the risks of the application is nearly zero.
In the place of application there may be bruises and glows, and headache, and very rarely flu may take place. After the treatmeht, the area of applicaiton must not be rubbed, the head must be hold straight and heavy exercises must be avoided.

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