What is Botox?
Botox is an exotoxin that is artificially produced from the bacteria “Clostridium Botulinum” by the Allergan Company. When injected into the skin, Botox prevents the wrinkle formation by inhibiting the muscle movements. Botulinum, which is diluted and purified, is safely used in medical aesthetics, especially for the wrinkle treatment.
Commercially available brands are:
- Botox, Vistabel (OnabotulinumtoxinA)
- Dysport (AbobotulinumtoxinA)
- Bocouture, Xeomin (IncobotulinumtoxinA)
- Myobloc (RimabotulinumtoxinB)
Which Treatments are the Botox Used for?
Botox is used for various treatments, but most frequently it is used for treating wrinkles and fine lines of the face. Botox is known to be used for more than 20 medical conditions/disease treatments.
Which Body Parts is Botox Applied to?
Approved and common uses of Botox applications are:
- Eyelid spasm
- Neck and shoulder muscle spasm
- Chronic migraines
- Excessive sweating
- Hemifacial spasm
- Urinary incontinence as a result of the overactive bladder wall muscles
How is Botox Applied?
The substance used in Botox injection inhibits the signalling between the muscle and the nerve. Thus, the wrinkles relax and soften. It should be kept in mind that Botox is not a filling method but is instead used for treating the forehead lines, nasal lines, crow’ s feet, jawline, neck wrinkles and lines around the mouth. Botox would not fill the current wrinkles. It only reduces the severity of the wrinkles by relieving the muscles which cause wrinkles. However, specific changes in lines appear between pre- and post-application looks.
Botox toxin is injected into the muscles with a fine needle. Only a little disturbance would be felt during the intervention. Since it does not cause any pain, anaesthesia is not required. The injection takes only a few minutes to complete. The effect of Botox becomes noticeable, usually within five days.
What is the Price of Botox injection?
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Botox Frequently Asked Questions
What should be avoided before the intervention?
- The patient should not use any anti-coagulants such as aspirin before the application in order to prevent bleeding, swelling and bruises.
- Supplements containing Vitamin E should not be consumed.
- In order to get better results, smoking and drinking should be avoided.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not undergo the procedure.
- In case of any neurological diseases or allergy, the doctor should be informed before the application.
- Expectations about the procedure should be discussed with the doctor before the application. Since Botox would not work in all wrinkles, it is important to be realistic and get detailed information.
What are rules and restrictions after Botox?
There are some points that need attention after the Botox application. These points are essential to enhance the effect of the application,
- Food containing calcium are beneficial.
- Mimic movements should be avoided at least for 4 hours after the application.
- For a few days, the Botox application area should be massaged periodically.
- Hygiene of the application site is important.
- Sports activities should be avoided for a few days.
- Periodic ice compress application is beneficial.
- The patient should sleep on the supine position for at least two weeks.
How long does Botox last?
The effects of Botox usually last for six months. When muscles start to contract again, wrinkles re-appear. In order to maintain the continuity of the treatment, the Botox application should be repeated periodically according to the physician’s advice. Repeated Botox applications “teach” the muscles to relax. Thus, lines and wrinkles become less noticeable even if the effects of Botox end.
Are there any risks of Botox intervention?
The most frequent side effects of Botox intervention are swelling and bruises. Slight pain might be experienced. These side effects usually last for two days. Rarely eyebrow, eyelid sagging, or sagging on the corner of the mouth might occur.
Is Botox used for treating excessive sweating?
Botox is applied for excessive armpit, hand or feet sweating. Botox does not heal excessive sweating. Botox re-application is required about every six months.