Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is used in many areas of health. It is frequently used in the treatment of migraine disease, in the solution of the excessive sweating problem, in the treatment of some neurological muscle diseases. In aesthetic use, most applications are made in the facial area. When applied to the right spots in the facial area, botox, which shows its effect by paralyzing the muscles, prevents the contraction of the muscles that confuse and can remove most of the wrinkles on the face.
Botox, which is mostly used for wrinkles on the outer part of the eyes, called the forehead and crow’s feet, can also be used for cigarette lines on the upper lip, rabbit lines on the nose root, small wrinkles on the lip edge and wrinkles in the neck area.
Sometimes our patients have false expectations that botox will remove all wrinkles on the face, whereas Botox can only remove superficial and moderate wrinkles. For deep wrinkles, Filler or Mesotherapy can be applied after botox.
Botulinum toxin is used not only for aesthetic purposes but also for the treatment of migraines and excessive sweating. Migraine is a disease that negatively affects our quality of life. When attacks become frequent, we try to get away from daily life and deal with pain. The frequency of migraine attacks can be reduced and quality of life is transferred by applying Botulinum toxin to certain areas of the head.
Some people sweat more than usual. This situation can put them in difficult situations in social life. Botulinum toxin application is also frequently used in excessive sweating.
Botox application is a procedure that can be easily performed in the conditions of the surgery without the need for operating room conditions, usually, anesthetic creams are not needed before, but can be applied if desired. The procedure is usually painless and lasts 5 minutes, then edema swelling and bruising are not usually seen, and slight rashes disappear within an hour.
The Botox effect starts on Day 3, the full effect appears on Day 10, and its effect continues to be seen for 3-6 months.