What is BOTOX?
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a toxin obtained from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It acts by preventing the release of substances that provide conduction at the nerve endings and stopping the transmission between the nerves and the organs reached by the nerves. Stopping nerve conduction causes the functions of the organ that the nerve reaches to decrease or disappear completely. It can be used for aesthetic and cosmetic purposes, to reduce the wrinkles on the face, to prevent its formation and to reduce sweating in the areas of excessive sweating and in the treatment of chronic migraine.
What areas is Botox used for?Wrinkle treatment
The working of the mimic muscles over the years makes the folds on the skin that cover them prominent, resulting in dynamic streaks on the face. The most common dynamic lines appear on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes and around the lips. The lines on the forehead and eye edges give the person an older look, while the lines between the eyebrows give the person a frowned and angry look. By applying Botox to the mimic muscles, the movements of these muscles can be weakened, and the decrease in muscle movements also reduces the folding of the skin on it with muscle movements and streaking due to folding. In this way, a significant improvement is gained in the facial expression that appears old and angry.Face contouring
With Botox injection, it can be provided to lift the eyebrows from the tail part and to decrease the height in the middle part of the eyebrow which makes a confused facial appearance. Be seen clearly of upper gum while smiling causes an non aesthetic appearance while laughing. With Botox injection this can be easily corrected. Masseter (chewing muscle) Hypertrophy: Unlike other region applications, Botox applications to the masseter muscle are performed not for wrinkles, but especially to soften the square face appearance of the patients with prominent hypertrophy of the masseter muscle and to obtain an oval face. Thus, a thinner and feminine facial appearance is obtained.Excessive sweating treatment
When Botox is applied to the sweat glands, the connection between the sweat glands and nerve endings can also be stopped by reducing the activity of the sweat glands. The most sweating areas of the body are palms and armpits. With applying botox to sweating areas of people who suffer from excessive sweating and smell, improvement in complaints is provided. After determining the excessive sweating zones with the pre-application tests, the effect of the procedure lasts up to 6 months.Migraine treatment
Botox procedure is made with needle tips thinner than 31 injection points to 7 regions of head and neck. The treatment is planned individually and there are at least 2 treatment periods with an interval of 12 weeks. In some patients, the injection should be repeated for the efficiency while in others the efficiency continues for several years. With the decision of a specialist neurologist, additional doses in botox injections according to the pain location can be applied to the required areas and migraine can be taken under control by obtaining successful results.
How long does the effect of Botox last for?
Approximately 3 months after the application, the movement begins to return in strong muscles. The movement of weak muscles also begins after 4 months. The effect disappears completely after 6 months. It is recommended to repeat it between 4-6 months.