Botox is the most preferred process of today, a method that has been used for years in wrinkle removal. It is a kind of toxin produced by bacteria whose main substance is clostridium botulinum. Botox injections are the gold standard for lightening the lines between the forehead and eyebrows, the fine lines called crowbars that occur around the eyes, and the vertical lines on the neck that become evident with age. The effect period of Botox treatment is around 4-6 months. The duration of the effect varies from person to person. This period is affected by age and the condition of the applied area.
How is Botox applied?
Botox is an injection procedure. 20 minutes before the procedure, the area to be treated is anesthetized with local anesthetic cream. After cleaning the application areas, the formula is injected into the muscle in small doses with fine-tipped needles. The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes.
How does Botox work?
It prevents the release of substances that provide conduction in nerve endings. It shows its effect by temporarily stopping the electrical transmission between the nerves and the muscles or sweat glands they stimulate. Botox shows its effect only in the area where it is injected. In other words, it does not affect all muscles systemically.
Does Botox have side effects?
Botox can sometimes have some side effects, albeit minor ones. After all, the main ingredient of botox is a toxic structure. Therefore, it is not abnormal to have some side effects on the body. However, as in many plastic surgeries, performing botox by an experienced and reliable doctor will keep the risks that may occur at the lowest level. The most common known side effects are swelling in the injection area and scars in the same area. There may be symptoms such as headache and flu-like weakness, cough, runny nose, sore throat after the operation, and also a feeling of drowsiness, lethargy and fatigue. As a result of not having Botox done by knowledgeable people, drooping of the eyelids, curvature of the eyebrows, deformities in the smile and dryness or excessive watering in the eyes are some of the problems that may arise.