What Is Botox?
Botox, which we use effectively in the field of non-surgical aesthetics, is a kind of exotoxin. It got its name from the botulinum toxin. We obtain this toxin from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botox was used for the first time in medicine for the treatment of lazy eye (amblyopia). Over time, it has also been used in medical aesthetic procedures. Botox on the face has become one of the most common procedures we perform today.
Botox prevents the movement of substances that provide conduction in the nerve endings, as it acts systematically only on the area where it is injected. It also temporarily stops the electrical transmission between nerves and muscles. Botox is FDA-approved, the American drug research agency, and is a safe and easy procedure.
What Is Botox on the Face? Facial Botox
Our mimic movements that we do as laughing, getting angry, being surprised, and squinting cause fine wrinkles and lines to form on our face over the years. As a result of these that we repeat throughout our lives, dynamic lines on our skin become permanent. Wrinkles sitting on the skin are mostly seen on the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes and around the mouth. Especially the deep lines around the mouth, which we call the laugh line, make us look older and tired. To perform Botox in the face is the easiest and safest way to remove wrinkles and fine lines settled on the face.
Why is Botox done? What Does Botox Do?
Wrinkles on the face may be less or more depending on the person’s habit of using facial expressions, skin type, how much and how he looks at his skin, his occupation, how much he is exposed to the sun, age and gender. These wrinkles do not always appear in advanced ages. Sometimes they can occur in the early 30s or even earlier. These deformities are more annoying especially at a young age. This is one of the number one reasons why people prefer botox treatment.
Crow’s feet around the eyes and lines on the forehead make you look older than you are, while the lines between the eyebrows cause you to look angry and harsh. When we apply Botox to the mimic muscles, we reduce the movements of these muscles and reduce the wrinkling of the upper skin due to muscle movements. Thanks to facial botox, we both provide a significant improvement in facial expression and create a protective effect for the formation of new wrinkles.
With facial botox, we also provide a brow lift effect. Patients who want their eyebrows to look more raised but do not want to have surgery may prefer botox. With Botox, it is possible to lift the outer tip of the eyebrow by 1-2 mm. Thus, we get a non-surgical and natural-looking result. However, it should not be forgotten that the results obtained with botox are permanent for an average of 6 months. For more permanent results, you can evaluate surgical methods instead of whole face botox.
How Is Botox Performed?
Botox treatment for the face is carried out by injection method. Although it is not a painful procedure, it is possible to feel a slight pain at the moment of injection. In order for you to feel the least amount of pain during the procedure, we apply the cream 15 minutes before the procedure. The cream we apply numbs the treatment area.
If we are applying Botox for wrinkle treatment, we inject it into the mimic muscles, and if we are doing it to reduce sweating, we inject it directly into the skin.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
If you are planning to have full face botox, some of the questions in your mind are likely to be “Does Botox take effect immediately?” or “When does Botox take effect?” We can answer the question of how many days Botox takes effect, in an average of one week. The treatment effect starts 3-4 days after the injection and fully settles in the first week. Botox has no significant side effects on health. Temporary swelling, bruising or redness may occur after the application. These are expected to go away on their own within a week.
You can easily continue your daily life immediately after the operation. Botox is an easy and comfortable application. So much so that most of our patients get botox in the 1-hour lunch break. They return to work immediately after the procedure, which takes about 15 minutes.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Let’s end our article, in which we answered the most frequently asked questions about treatment, with a final question. The questions “Is Botox temporary?” and “How long does Botox last?” are important for you to have realistic expectations. The treatment, which is called permanent botox, is permanent for about 6 months. If you wish, you can have botox done again when it loses its effect. There is no harm in health to have botox done twice a year. In fact, experts underline that regular botox is beneficial for our skin.
For more detailed information about the treatment, which includes full face botox, forehead botox, eyebrow botox, upper lip botox and botox for excessive sweating treatment, you can fill out the contact form or reach our medical consultants via the WhatsApp line. When you have a plastic surgery operation via ClinicExpert, you can get botox treatment for free. Don’t forget to follow us and stay in touch so you don’t miss opportunities like this.