What is Botox?

Botox, which we have heard frequently especially in the field of aesthetics in recent years, is a toxin obtained from a bacterium called Botilismus. It is definitely not a snake venom as popularly believed. It is a medicine and has no toxic effect. It temporarily stops the nerve impulses of irregular and excessively contracted muscles and causes these muscles to relax temporarily. Again, it does not create a real paralysis as popularly believed. In a stroke, the nerves are permanently blocked and irreversible.

Botulismus toxin is widely used in two areas in Aesthetic Surgery.

  • For aesthetic purposes in reducing facial lines
  • In the treatment of excessive sweating

It is a drug that is used safely for aesthetic purposes, especially in the treatment of wrinkles on the upper half of the face. It is a reliable method in eliminating the lines we call crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines and deep forehead lines. Its effect starts on the 2nd or 3rd day after the application and continues for at least 4-6 months. At the end of this period, the effect disappears. 4-6. With the second application to be made in a month, the duration of effect is extended and in the 2nd-3rd phase. The duration of action after application is 8-12. It can take up to a month. Botox application can be done in practice conditions, and its allergic effect has not been shown so far. The most used places; These are the applications made to reduce fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet lines), frown lines between the eyebrows, reduce forehead wrinkles and lift low eyebrows. It is not recommended to be applied around the lips as it may cause changes in facial expression by restricting the movements of the lip muscles (mask face).

The second most common application of botulismus toxin is the treatment of excessive sweating. Excessive sweating occurs when sweat glands located all over our body work overtime. These glands are most concentrated in the palms, soles and armpits in groups. Focal hyperhidrosis is increased sweating of certain parts of the body. These patients become drenched with sweat within a few minutes and have to change clothes frequently.

Focal hyperhidrosis causes serious social problems in both private and professional life. Intense sweat can cause peeling of the skin and related microbial diseases. Excessive sweating, especially in the palms and armpits, can be successfully treated with Botox application to these areas. The decrease in sweating after the application is noticed in 95% of the patients within the 1st week and 70% of this effect continues at the end of the 4th month. The average duration of action is 7 months.

After botox application due to excessive sweating, people’s emotional state, their ability to take part in daily life and social activities, and their productivity at work improve significantly.

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