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Botox and other injections can be used for liquid or injectable face lift procedures, brow lifts and fine line around the eyes. These non-surgical procedures are some of the most popular because they offer the same or similar benefits as the various surgical facelifts. Aside from the cosmetic benefits, Botox can help bring relief to those who suffer from chronic migraine headaches. Botox is the FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that is commonly used to stop aging lines and wrinkles on the face and neck and goose foot. It was applied to over 1 million people all around the world within the past 10 years.

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botoxWhat Is Botox?

The way Botox injections work is to temporarily paralyze muscle activity in the treated area, and provide a dermal filler which fills out your lax skin. Botox injections are perfect to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and crow’s feet in adults.

It is the most popular aesthetic application in the world, and it is also used by those with excessive underarm, hand and feet sweating as well as patients with migraine.

Overactive muscles or overuse of certain muscles can result in wrinkles and fine lines. A chemical transmitter known as acetylcholine released in the nerve fibers is responsible for contraction of muscles. Botox injections work to block the nerves thereby preventing the release of acetylcholine. Instead of contracting, the muscles stay relaxed which means absence of wrinkles.

Botox is the trademark of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. An over application of Botox may cause paralysis. However, as a result of the recent research of scientists made the advantages of Botox useful as well. Small, diluted amounts may be injected into certain muscles in a way to ensure direct and controlled muscle relaxation.

When it was discovered in the late 1980s that Botox may cease such disorders as blepharospasm (involuntary quivering of eyelids) and amblyopia (lazy eye), FDA approved that use. Plastic surgeons have been using Botox for years in order to successfully treat wrinkles and facial wrinkles. Botox has been approved for treatment of frown lines, goose foot (lines around eyes) and under arm excessive sweating.

The Difference Between Botox and Fillers

While BOTOX and facial fillers fall into the same category of injectable cosmetic medication, they perform two separate functions. Understanding these differences, patients can be more educated regarding which product is right for them or if both are.

Botox

BOTOX is a muscle relaxer. It blocks nerve signals coming from the brain that tell a certain muscle to contract. In cosmetic medicine, BOTOX is used to prevent the contraction of wrinkle-causing muscles, primarily in the forehead. With a conservative use of BOTOX.

Face Fillers

With a base of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers are designed to mimic the body’s native collagen layer beneath the skin. When injected precisely into certain areas of the face, facial fillers can reverse common signs of aging. These include drooping skin, fine lines and any other cosmetic issue caused by a loss of volume.

Where İs Botox Used?

  •         Botox may be used not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for treatment methods. It may be used for
  •         Bending neck muscles and relaxing muscles,
  •         Lazy eye problem,
  •         Neurological cases,
  •         Treatment of excessive sweating,
  •         Chronic migraine patients,
  •         Urinary incontinence problem,
  •         Eye twitching,
  •         Removing wrinkles,
  •         Creating a lifting effect in skin.

How Botox Applied?

When injected into facial lines, Botox product paralyzes the muscles in the application area and makes wrinkles less visible. Its effects are seen within a few days following the application and remain for 4-6 months.

Areas of using Botox became more varied over time. Headaches and neck pain, excessive sweating problem, migraine, facial spasms, muscular contradictions are some of the areas of use.

As a non-surgical procedure applied for removing mid-level and deep wrinkles, Botox is considered as a cosmetic product. The most important issue to be underlined for this operation is that the effect of Botox is not a permanent solution and mitigates over time. Extra operations may be required in the following periods. These lines can be removed in the early phase. Over time, lines become deep and Botox treatment cannot ensure sufficient removal alone, and some other additional treatments may be applied (laser, peeling, fill injection).

Who İs Fıt For Botox?

  •         It can be applied to everyone between 18 and 65 for treating wrinkles in the face and neck. Its areas of use are as follows:
  •         Horizontal lines in the forehead,
  •         Lines between eyebrows,
  •         Lines around eyes,
  •         Lines around mouth,
  •         Lines in the neck.

How Does İt Work?

The proteins block the local receptor sites that lead to muscle activity. As a result, the treated area will experience temporary resolution of minimal to severe lines. This treatment will need to be repeated to prevent the slow reversal of previously treated wrinkles.

Does Botox Have Any Risk?

Because this product is injected into the skin, there is a possibility of bruising and swelling at the injection site. This is a temporary and normal side effect, and it will resolve over time. The application of gentle pressure and the use of ice to the affected area after treatment can reduce bruising and swelling.

Additionally, Arnica gel and tablets are helpful. If bruising occurs, it may take up to two weeks to resolve. If needed, concealer can be applied on the day of treatment.

Other possible side effects include flu-like symptoms, drooping or heaviness of the eyebrow, headache, and drug interactions.

Severe side effects are rare and include allergic reactions, difficulty swallowing or breathing, and weakness over the body. Please call our office if you experience any of these reactions.

After Your Botox Recovery Process!

You will be able to return to your normal activities immediately following your Botox treatment. In most cases, there will be few telltale signs you just had a procedure done. In situations where mild bruising does occur, it can be covered up with makeup. If you have any soreness after the treatment, ice packs or cold compresses can be used to relieve the discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medications can also be used, although it is rarely necessary.

Botox injections are relatively safe, but side effects and complications can occur in some cases. These might include:

  • Pain and bruising at the injection sites
  • Skin redness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Temporary facial drooping “such as eye drooping”

How Much Does Botox Cost?

For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website.  Therefore, please dial +90212 241 46 24 to contact our polyclinic and get information on our Botox prices.

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