What is Botox?
Botox is a special neurotoxin complex produced from the toxin of C. botulinum bacteria. It is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed to eliminate middle or deep wrinkles.
It is used for wrinkle treatment by injecting certain doses into mimic muscles; especially in forehead lines, brows knit and eye side lines. Apart from that it is applied successfully for neck lines, over-sweating and eyebrow lifting. The effect of Botox application continues for 4-6 months and after continued applications the effect lasts longer.
Some factors that lead to wrinkles on the face:
- Effects of the sun
- Air pollution
- Using excessive mimic
How is Botox Performed?
Botox is not a major surgery. It is a medicine that was and is still used to treat some neurological diseases or strabismus. During these treatments, it was observed that wrinkles between the eyebrows and around the eyes disappeared. Then it was started to be used in aesthetic and cosmetic fields, and has become popular and widespread due to the good results it provided. It is performed by injection of very little amount of active substance to certain parts of the face using a very thin needle.
Is Botox Harmful?
It is one of the treatments with the least side effects. After the procedure, headache and sagging might be rarely seen on the eyelid when applied near the eyelid. There will be no marks on the skin after the application of Botox. You may comfortably wash your face, and move your facial muscles. However, it will be useful to keep your face in an upright position for only 4 hours after the application.
Which Parts of Your Body is Suitable for Botox?
- Between eyebrows
- Lines called goose foot
- Upper lip
- Lines on the neckIt is also used for excessive sweating (armpit or inside the palm).
How Long Does It Take to Apply Botox?
It is an ultimately easy procedure. It is applied in about 5-10 minutes. What matters in this application is your follow-up after treatment.
How Long Does the Effect of Botox Last?
Its effect is totally visible within 1 week. While the effect lasts for 4-6 months in the first application, it will last longer in the following applications.
Will It Be Obvious That I Had Botox?
People don’t want others to understand that they had a Botox application. Therefore, the aim is to get rid of wrinkles while protecting the natural appearance. The belief that “The person loses whole expression with Botox” is wrong.
Is There A Certain Age Limit for Botox?
There is no age limit for Botox. Consent of parents is required for those under 18 as a legal requirement.
Where Can I Get Botox?
Botox must be applied in reliable places that are suitable for operation by experienced specialists.
It might be more suitable by itself or combined with other treatments only for some patients.