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What is Botox?
Botox is the administration of an agent named botulinum toxin, which is used to lighten or eliminate expression wrinkles that become prominent as a result of aging and environmental factors. Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks the transmission between nerves and the muscle in the application area. It softens the facial expressions we make consciously or unconsciously in our daily life and prevents the formation of wrinkles.
What Is Botox Used For?
The main purpose of Botox injections is to provide a younger and attractive looking facial appearance by eliminating or reducing existing or potential wrinkles without altering the facial expression. Although Botox is mostly utilised to eliminate wrinkles on the face, it is also used in the treatment of underarm sweating, teeth grinding and migraine, which causes severe headaches.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox treatment, which temporarily stops the signal transmission between the nerves and the muscles or sweat glands they innervate, is effective only in the application area and does not affect all the muscles. It temporarily removes wrinkles.
How Is the Botox Procedure Carried Out?
The principle of Botox application is the injection of botulinum toxin into the neuromuscular tissue after dilution. A local anesthetic cream is applied to the injection area approximately 20 minutes before the procedure. Then the application area is cleaned and Botox is injected in small doses into the muscles in the area using fine needles. The process takes an average of 15 minutes. Botox injected into the muscle tissue begins to show its effect after an average of 24 to 72 hours. Rarely, this period may take up to 5 or 7 days.
Botox doses and sites differ in applications to men and women. It is important to preserve the masculine facial appearance, otherwise this may result in a feminine appearance of the face.
Who Can Get Botox?
Botox treatment can be applied to anyone who has the following problems, regardless of age and gender:
- People with pronounced expression wrinkles they are uncomfortable with,
- For those who have excessive sweating problems,
- Those who struggle with severe headaches.
Who Can Not Get Botox?
- People with neuromuscular diseases (such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome, myasthenia gravis),
- Pregnant and breastfeeding individuals.
Botox For the Forehead
Forehead wrinkles can give the face an older and more tired appearance. This appearance can occur regardless of age. It is possible to reduce or eliminate forehead wrinkles by applying Botox to a few points on the forehead. The most important point to be considered when eliminating forehead wrinkles is the application of Botox in the right dose and locations, suitable for the patient. Otherwise, eyebrow drooping or a feeling of heaviness in the upper eyelids may be experienced.
Botox Around the Eyes (Crow's Feet)
Wrinkles around the eyes, called crow's feet, are the most important areas of the face that cause an older-looking appearance. It is possible to significantly reduce these lines with Botox. The main goal of this application is to reduce the wrinkles to a reasonable level, instead of completely eliminating them, to avoid disturbing the natural appearance.
Botox Between the Eyebrows
Kaş çatma çizgileri yüzü kızgın ve hiddetli gösteren önemli mimik çizgilerdir. Gün içerisinde fark etmeden istemsiz olarak kasılı kalabilirler. Botox uygulaması ile kaş arasının genişlediği, kızgın ifadenin azaldığı ve çizgileri varsa yumuşadığı bir görünüm elde edilmektedir. Derin çizgilere botulinum toksini tedavisine ek olarak hyaluronik asit dolgu uygulaması yapılabilir.
Brow Lift Botox
Arched eyebrows that suit the face provide a younger and more attractive appearance. Botox is an effective application for eyebrow shaping without surgical interventions. It is possible to achieve a younger and livelier appearance, especially with Botox applications that affect the outer part of the eyebrow.
Nasal Tip Lift Botox
In some people, the tip of the nose may move downwards while talking or laughing. This can be irritating. With Botox injections administered to the muscle at the junction of the nose and lip that pulls the tip of the nose downwards, the tip of the nose can be lifted up to five degrees in certain cases.
Botox for Bunny Lines
Botox application is used to remove the bunny lines, which are the wrinkles that can appear on the sides of the nose while laughing. It is possible to eliminate these lines with botulinum toxin applied to two points.
Botox for Upper Lip Wrinkles (Smoker's Lines)
In smokers or those who move their lips excessively while talking, the wrinkles that occur above the lips over time can be disturbing. As a solution, Botox can be applied at low doses to the right points on the face. In this application, it is very important to determine the dose and the application sites. Otherwise, lip movements may be adversely affected and undesirable results (not being able to control the lips, speech difficulties, difficulties with eating, etc.) may occur. In some patients, dermal fillers may be required in addition to Botox applications.
Botox For Gummy Smiles
Showing the gums while smiling, which is more common in those with shorter upper lips, is perceived as a cosmetic problem. Generally, small doses of Botox injected to the muscles that elevate the upper lip restrict the upward lift of the lip and provide the desired cosmetic improvement.
Botox For Drooping Mouth Corners
The drooping of the mouth corners give the face a sad, tired, and anxious expression. Some people unintentionally excessively use the muscles that pull the lip downwards. Botox injections are used to eliminate the sad appearance on the face.
Chin Botox (Orange Peel Appearance)
The tip of the chin is an important aesthetic point of the face. The excessive use of the muscle at the tip of the chin results in an orange peel appearance in some people and may cause aesthetic problems by increasing lines in the long term. In this case, Botox application comprises an important advantage. Reducing the movement of the chin muscle reduces the lines around the chin while making the chin look slimmer and sleeker.
Jawline Defining Botox
The platysma muscle, which can be seen more prominently in skinny people, is a muscle group extending from the jaw line to the chest. With the contraction of this muscle, the prominence of the jaw line decreases. We use this muscle group when pronouncing the letter 'E' and showing the lower teeth. With Botox application to this muscle group, it is possible to define the jawline and reduce the vertical lines in the neck.
Botox For Excessive Sweating
If the dermatologist deems it appropriate, Botox can be applied to people with complaints of excessive sweating. The application site is numbed with anesthetic cream. The injection is administered to the area from different points in the pre-determined dose. It is applied to the areas where sweat glands are overactive; particularly to the armpits, soles of the feet and palms. The procedure takes an average of 30 minutes and the patient can easily resume their daily activities after the treatment.
Botox For Reducing the Oval Shape of Face
One of the Botox application sites to maintain or restore the triangular appearance of the face is the masseter muscle. In some people, the masseter muscle may enlarge due to genetics or muscle use. In this case, an angular facial appearance occurs. The most effective way to reduce this angular or excessively oval appearance is Botox application. With repeated applications, a significant improvement is observed in the oval shape of the face.