What is Botoks?

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What is Botoks?

Botox is an exotoxin obtained from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum under laboratory conditions and used in the treatment of facial wrinkles and excessive sweating in aesthetic medicine.

How does Botoks work?

Botox prevents the release of substances that provide conduction in nerve endings. It shows its effect by temporarily stopping the electrical transmission between the nerves and the muscles or sweat glands they stimulate. Bot0ks only shows its effect in the area where it is injected. It does not affect all muscles systemically.

What is Botoks used for?

Bot0ks is mostly used for the removal of facial wrinkles and the treatment of armpit sweats. It has both therapeutic and protective properties. It ensures that the lines settled on the face are completely opened over the years, as well as the lines that have not yet settled on the face, but become clear with repetitive muscle movements, without deepening. In addition, it terminates excessive sweating with its blocking effect on sweat glands.

Treatment of facial wrinkles with Botoks

Due to the work of the facial mimic muscles, the skin folds that cover them over the years become evident and dynamic lines appear on the face. These are most commonly seen on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes and around the lips. When the operation of these muscles is weakened by applying Botox to the mimic muscles, the folding of the skin with muscle movements and the lines due to folding are also reduced. Lines on the forehead and around the eyes, which give the person an older appearance; The lines between the eyebrows, which give an angry and frowning look, are reduced.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating) with Botox

By using Botox, the transmission between sweat glands and nerve endings can be stopped and the functioning of sweat glands can be reduced. Excessive sweating When botox is applied to the underarm area, which creates a lot of problems in some people, especially in social and business life, these people’s complaints are improved.

Does the effect of botoks start immediately after the application?

No. The effect of Botox starts in 48-72 hours. It shows its maximum effect in 10-14 days.

How long does the effect of Botox last?

When first applied to facial wrinkles, the effect lasts for an average of 4.5-6 months. With repetitive applications, this period extends up to 8-10 months over time. When first applied to the armpit, it regulates sweating for an average of 10-12 months. With repetitive applications, this period extends up to 16-18 months.

Are there any benefits to regular botoks practices?

When people who apply Botox 5-6 times regularly, continue the application in the same order, since a significant weakening develops in the mimic muscles that create wrinkles, the effect duration is prolonged over time and it is started to be done at longer intervals.

Will my wrinkles get much worse if I stop getting Botoks?

No. On the contrary, when you stop botox, your wrinkles will be reduced because there is a significant weakening in the mimic muscles.

What should I pay attention to when getting Botoks?

Bot0ks, when applied by an experienced doctor who knows the technique, has an effect that will meet the expectations of the patients.

Who does not apply botoks?

Botox should not be applied to people with neuromuscular system diseases (such as Eaton-Lambert syndrome, myastheniagravis), pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What kind of side effects can Botoks application have?

After Botox application, there may be a short-term redness and swelling at the injection sites. These resolve in a short time (24-48 hours). Sometimes temporary swelling and bruising may occur.

Is Botoks snake venom?

No. Botox is a drug. It is a natural, purified protein-based medicine produced from a special bacteria.

Is Botoks an approved drug from the ministry of health?

In the treatment of wrinkles between the eyebrows, it is the first purified neurotoxin complexbot0x approved by the Ministry of Health in our country. The use of Botox in this indication has been approved by the FDA in the USA as well as the authorized institutions in EU countries.

Is it possible to remove wrinkles at the same level with creams instead of Botoks injection?

No, this is not possible. Botox is administered by a doctor by intramuscular injection. Creams are applied to the skin and are superficial. The mechanisms of action are different. While Bot0ks effectively removes dynamic wrinkles, creams are only effective on superficial fine lines. Creams fulfill the functions of nourishing the skin, moisturizing and accelerating the formation of collagen. It is superficial and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Botox, on the other hand, relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles and prevents the formation of wrinkles on the skin for a certain period of time.

It is said that the facial expression disappears when Botoks is done, is it true?

No. Contrary to popular belief, when botox is done, it does not have to be a dull, expressionless face. It is possible to achieve this and to give a natural appearance with the applied dose and site selection.

Does the face swell when Botoks is applied?

No. Filling applications made to the face are thought to be botox. Bot0ks is not a filler. Does not puff up the face.