What is Botox? Snake venom or something? :))
No, of course not. It is a drug-like substance obtained from the toxin of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which reproduces in foods, especially canned goods, and causes their deterioration.
If Botox is a bacterial toxin, can it be lethal?
No way. It has been diluted many times, and extensive experience with up to tens of millions of uses has proven it to be a safe method.
How does Botox work?
The toxin stops the release of acetylcholine (Ach) at the neuromuscular junction and blocks the transition at this junction. Thus, the desired muscle is paralyzed and its effect is eliminated.
What are the Botox application areas?
Skin wrinkles (crow’s feet, forehead lines, glabellar lines, neck, around the mouth), armpit sweats, eyebrow raising, orange peel appearance on the chin, eyelid opening, migraine and similar headaches, vaginismus, baldness, strabismus application areas are available.
Is Botox application temporary or permanent?
After the application, the effect starts within 2-3 days and the maximal effect, called the ironing effect, occurs after 7-10 days. The effect lasts for 4-6 months after the first application, and the duration of action may be prolonged up to 9 months with repeated applications.
Will my skin be more saggy when the effect of Botox wears off?
The opposite is true. In other words, when the effect wears off after continued applications, the skin becomes more taut.
How is Botox applied? Correct injection: Correct technique
Only the muscles that we want to be paralyzed should be treated, other areas should be protected. For this, the anatomical structure of the muscular system of the area to be applied should be well known. This can only be provided by an experienced physician. Many factors such as correct localization of application points, entry angles, needle thickness, injector selection, injection speed, doses, dilution rate, post-injection pressure, ice and massage application, muscle exercises, avoidance of massage, position restrictions should be well known.
What side effects can I encounter after the application?
Swelling, bruising and pain at the application site are the most common side effects. Eyelid drooping and asymmetry in the eyebrows are the most common side effects in the market, often due to application errors.
What if Botox doesn’t work?
-Botox was not made in the appropriate dose. (In this case, it was either diluted too much or the required dose was not injected.)
-Inexpensive botox originating from the Far East has been used. (In this case, it is thought that the dose to be given in practice is taken into the injector, but it could not be taken. For example, the bottle we know as 100 Ü actually contains much lower units of botox.)
– It is not made in the appropriate anatomical place. (In other words, it may have been done elsewhere instead of in the muscle. It is usually seen in non-doctoral applications.)
-The cold chain has been broken.
-It has been a long time. (Botox may be from the previous patient, its effect has decreased over time.)
-Your body has produced antibodies against botox.
Why are Botox treatment prices very cheap in some places and expensive in others?
Botulinum toxin is one of the most expensive substances in the world. If you calculate on gram basis, it is more expensive than gold. Just as it is not possible to buy 1gr of 24 carat pure gold below the price determined by the market, this is valid for botox. For this reason, please do not look for ways to get cheap botox. People who claim to make botox cheaply (Sometimes they may not even be doctors) or clinics definitely apply one of the substances I mentioned above.