Botox is a kind of toxin used in the treatment of facial wrinkles and excessive sweating, obtained from the bacterium “Clostridium Botulinum”.
Thanks to Botox, moving wrinkles in the area between the eyebrows, forehead and around the eyes can be controlled. Botox must be done by experienced hands.
In which areas can it be done?
It is applied to the joints of the upper lip and nose in order to reduce the appearance of the gums in people whose gums appear when smiling (this is called a gummy smile), except for areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes. Masseter botox can be applied to reduce the contraction of the muscles near the junction of the upper and lower jaws in people with teeth grinding and excessive clenching.
Thus, both the clenching of the teeth of the person is reduced and the loss of the tooth roots and tension headaches are reduced. At the same time, these people have angular facial features and an image called “Square Face” has been formed. With Botox, a more oval face is obtained in these people. It’s called “Korean Beauty” because Asian women’s faces are usually angular and they prefer a slightly more oval face. The teacher who does his job by speaking,
Except those; Downward contraction can be blocked by applying botox to the muscle in the neck area. Thus, facial muscles pull the neck upwards, a long and tense neck image is obtained. This is called the “Cleopatra neck”. In short, such an application can be made in the neck region as well.
Botox can also be used in sweating treatments. It is possible to benefit from botox in armpit, palm and sole sweating. While underarm treatments can be performed with a local anesthetic cream in a clinical setting, it is applied after a mild sedation in the operating room as palm and sole application can be a bit painful. It shows its effect for at least one year with a single session. In the meantime, botox applied to the armpit also helps to relax in this area.
How long does Botox application take?
Botox process is completed in a short time like 10-15 minutes. Botox begins to show its effect approximately 48 hours after the application. It usually takes 10 days for it to take its final form.
How often should Botox be repeated?
Although the upper face and neck applications vary depending on the activity of the botoxed muscle, they are generally effective between 3 and 6 months. The same can be said for the gummy smile, the maseter. It is effective between 8 and 16 months in sweating treatments.
Can Botox be applied to everyone?
It can be done in patients with neurological disease, if the neurologist who follows them approves. It is also possible to apply in people with advanced allergies, with the approval of their doctors, by performing a skin test first, if no redness or swelling is observed.
From what age can it be applied?
It can be applied to anyone over the age of 18 who thinks they need it. However, the application dose for each age group is different. The rate of botox applied to the 45-50 age group is not the same as the 18-20 age group. In addition, the amount of application varies according to the person.