Updated: Apr 8
You may have encountered lots of information about Botox which is a hot topic these days. If you are looking for answers for the questions like what is Botox and how it is applied or what should I do after Botox, take a look to the article by an expert.
What is Botox? What are the Areas of Utilization of Botox?
Botox is a medical product obtained from a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. This toxin ceases the working of muscles by blocking nerve-muscle connections. Its effect begins in 2-4th days, ends in 4-6th months.
Botox was used firstly in the treatment of eye twitch and cross-eyes, then it was realized that the wrinkles between eyebrows and eye circles were gone. For long years, it has been used for the diseases like cerebral palsy successfully.
It is widely used in cosmetology for decreasing of wrinkles on forehead, eye circles, neck, vertical lines on lips of smokers and preventing excessive sweating. Except these, it is used in treatment of migraine, masticatory muscles’ hypertrophy.
How Is Botox Applied?
Application is pretty simple and safe. Before Botox injection, areas the application will be performed on are benumb with a balm with local anesthetize. Following the benumb, Botox is injected in muscle with a very thin needle. In the process that takes 5-10 minutes, sensation that patients call “fly bite” will occur. After the operation, in order to avoid oedema, ice will be implemented for a short time. Patients can return their daily life without any swelling or redness.
What Should You Be Careful About?
Effects of Botox are seen after 2-4th day. Let’s see what should you be careful about on the operation day under a few titles.
1. You should not massage areas on which Botox is applied.
2. You may wash the areas of operation after a few hours.
3. On the operation day, do not use make ups products.
4. Do not bend your head for a day. Postpone exercises that necessitate bending head like aerobic, fitness, yoga for a few days.
5. Do not go hairdresser, do not dye your hair in the same day.
6. Do not swim for 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
1. After the effect of Botox, will there be more wrinkles?
After the effect of Botox, you will be the same as before the operation. There will not be raising in wrinkles.
2. In which situations should I have Botox?
You can have the operation if your wrinkles become clear with gestures. The main purpose of Botox is to prevent wrinkles’ becoming deeper.
3. Should I prefer Botox or filling?
Botox is effective for wrinkles increases with movement, while filling is effective for permanent and deep wrinkles. Main purpose of filling is to make deep wrinkle less visible by uplifting it.
4. Will my face look like a stone-faced mask after Botox operation?
The most important factor that our patients abstain from having Botox is excessive applications they see on televisions. When you apply Botox with proper dosage and correct area, you do not encounter a problem like that, you obtain a natural vision.