Botulinum toxin is a type of poison obtained from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Preparations prepared in very low doses cause temporary paralysis in the muscles and the field of use in medicine is based on this basic principle. Mimic muscles on the face are attached to the skin and create mimics with their movements. Over time, traces, defined as facial lines, remain on the skin folded from the same place. Botulinum toxin prevents these movements and thus the formation of lines. The most important application areas of botulinum toxin are; forehead lines, lines between the eyebrows, ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes and platysmal bands in the neck region due to the deterioration of the platysma muscle. Botulinum toxin can also be used to raise eyebrows. Botulinum toxin application is extremely popular and effective. However, widespread and high-dose use can create an expressionless and dull facial expression called “poker face”. In our country, dermatologists and plastic surgeons are legally authorized to apply botox only to 2 branches related to facial aesthetics.

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