The face is a moving structure that can create different expressions such as laughing, speaking, getting angry and being surprised in daily life. The mimic muscles that provide these movements cause dynamic lines on the skin tissue above it. Over the years, these dynamic line areas become permanent, causing the person to look older. These lines, which occur in various areas of the face, make the person look old and cause them to be unhappy in social life. Botox is frequently applied by plastic surgeons as a fast, effective and easy intervention that does not require surgery.
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a kind of toxin obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox prevents the release of substances that provide conduction in the nerve endings of the muscle, causing the muscle’s functions to be reduced or completely lost. This decrease in muscle movements reduces the lines on the skin tissue. This effect is neutralized by the body over time through various mechanisms. Botox has no effect on any area other than muscle tissue.
Botox is used by plastic surgeons to remove lines in the face area such as forehead, eyebrows, eye corners, lips and neck. Apart from this, it is applied in the treatment of sweating in areas such as hands and armpits. Apart from plastic surgery, botox is widely used in many medical fields such as strabismus, migraine and bladder diseases.
Method of Application
Botox is administered as a microinjection. After marking the areas to be applied, pain-reducing creams are applied. Again, ice is applied for a while to reduce the feeling of discomfort during the injection. The procedure is terminated by applying intramuscularly one by one at the determined points.
Botox effect is fully manifested within 3-5 days after injection. The patient is called for control in the first week following the injection. At this time, additional doses can be applied to the necessary areas. Although the duration of effect of Botox varies from person to person, the average duration of effect is 4-6 months. When applied due to sweating, the effect lasts longer than aesthetic applications. It can be administered in repeated doses as long as desired.
Botox is a drug that should be applied by specialist doctors trained in this subject. Of course, every attempt has its own complications. Although these are rare, they should be explained to the patient by the physician for the purpose of informing the patient.
temporary problems; loss of sensation, tenderness, pain
Early problems; bleeding, fat embolism, organ injuries
long-term problems; asymmetry, fluctuation in the skin, collapse and aesthetic problems.
Botox is a drug that should be applied by specialist doctors trained in this subject. Otherwise, both the effect may not be complete and problems such as temporary eyelid drooping may occur. When botox is applied by a plastic surgeon, the risks are negligible. A slight pain sensation may occur during the application. A temporary swelling, redness or bruising may occur after the application. With the application of ice, the feeling of discomfort at the time of application and possible swelling after application can be reduced.
Immediately after the Botox application, the face can be washed and make-up can be applied. It is recommended not to lie down for 4 hours after the application and not to massage the injected areas for two days. Again, heavy exercise programs should be interrupted for two days.
With Botox, a younger, livelier and healthier appearance is achieved by getting rid of wrinkles on the skin.