QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and this toxin causes paralysis in striated muscles.
Botulinum toxin began to be used for treatment in strabismus in 1981. It has started to be used in cosmetic dermatology at the end of the 80’s with the observation of a decrease in wrinkles after toxin application.
The effect of Botox starts after 24-72 hours and fully emerges after 7-14 days. Muscle functions return after 3-6 months. With repeated injections, the duration of action is prolonged.
When applied properly, in sufficient doses and to the necessary muscles, undesirable, unnatural images do not occur. It is a question that is always asked, and after the application, when the effect of the toxin wears off, there will be no worse appearance than before. On the contrary, when done on time, the formation of entrenched wrinkles is prevented.
In recent years, applications called ‘Player botox’ without much change in mimics are preferred more frequently today.
It is inconvenient to use it in special cases such as muscle disease, breastfeeding, pregnancy, cancer.
Botox should be applied to the muscles under sterile conditions by trained physicians; it is also important to follow your doctor’s warnings on the day of the procedure.