Our face and skin begin to lose its youthful appearance every day, both due to aging and external factors (especially the sun effect), and it causes wrinkles to become more pronounced and our face to appear older, especially in areas where our mimics (facial muscles) are active.
Botox is one of the most effective methods used to remove and prevent these wrinkles.
What is Botox? How does it work?
Botox is a neurotoxin, it prevents the nerve transmission to the muscles, reduces the movements of these muscles and prevents the movement of the skin connected to these muscles, completely destroying or reducing the wrinkles formed, achieving the desired aesthetic and youthful appearance.
How long does the Botox effect last?
The effect of Botox takes 4-6 months, depending on the anatomy of the patient and the wrinkles and the muscles that create these wrinkles, but the duration of action increases with repetitive Botox applications.
Why is the Botox effect not permanent in a single session?
The movement of the muscles is provided by the neural command transmitted to the muscle, the neural movement command transmitted to the muscle is secreted in the form of a chemical stimulus (Acetylcholine) and transmitted to the receptors in the neuromuscular region of the muscle, providing the movement of the muscle, but Botox, which is a neurotoxin, prevents the secretion of this chemical message (Acetylcholine) prevents access. However, the muscles begin to create new receptors in response to this, and this period lasts for 4-6 months, but in repetitive sessions, the muscle’s ability to produce new receptors decreases and creates fewer receptors in a longer time, so the effect of botox on these muscles is better and stays longer.
Where is Botox applied?
Botox can be applied wherever there are wrinkles on the skin caused by muscles;
- Wrinkles in the forehead area.
- Wrinkles on the back and sides of the nose.
- Wrinkles between the eyebrows.
- Wrinkles around the eyes ( crow’s feet).
- Prominent gums (in smiles- bunny smile).
- upper lip lines ( cigarette lines).
- Prominent muscle at the margin of the lower jaw.
- prominent in the neck muscle bands.
- Neck wrinkles.
- In some other fine wrinkles of the body.
It is also used in other matters that are important in health, among which;
- reduce sweatingpurpose.
- in children TorticollisTo correct the sideways rotation of the neck caused by the spasm of the neck muscle.
- Migrainein the treatment.
- Facial paralysisand used in many situations.
Is Botox application painful?
Since the cream with a local anesthetic effect is applied before Botox is applied and a very fine needle is used after the skin becomes numb, there is no or very minimal pain.
When does the Botox effect start?
Although the effect of Botox varies from person to person, it usually starts to take effect in 3-4 days and its effect is fully seen within 7-10 days.
What is the Botox procedure?
Before applying Botox, a cream with a local anesthetic effect is applied and after the skin becomes numb, it is applied to the desired areas using a very fine needle. It is recommended that the patient wipe his make-up and wash his face just before the botox application, it is recommended not to rub the areas where botox is applied for 2 hours after the application, the procedure takes 20 minutes in total and the patient can continue his normal life immediately after the procedure. The patient is called for a recheck after 10 days and, if necessary, very small additions can be made free of charge to ensure symmetry and full effect.