Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a protein-structured neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It has been used as a medicine since the 1980s. It is approved by the US FDA and our Ministry of Health. It restricts the activity of the face and neck muscles aimed at aesthetics, prevents the formation of wrinkles and raises the eyebrows. An additional effect in BTX application is the relief of migraine pain, this effect occurs 5 days after the application. When applied to the muscles that cause a depressed appearance by pulling the corners of the mouth down, the expression of the mouth changes and the existing depressive view is eliminated. In addition, in mild facial paralysis, facial symmetry can be achieved by selectively applying it to the intact side muscles.
Before applying Botox, a careful examination of the facial muscles of the patient should definitely be done. The strength and function of the muscles vary according to the person, and even in the patient, there may be differences in the middle of the right and left sides. In accordance with the findings, the doses of botox to be applied to the muscles should be adjusted. These dose adjustments are also called microbotox. In this way, we are able to provide a natural and symmetrical face where wrinkles are removed. If the patient does not use anticoagulants and herbal products (such as green tea) before applying Botox, the possibility of bruising will decrease. Mild and discontinuous redness may occur at the application sites, which can be covered with make-up after application. The person continues his daily activities. Botox application can be done from the age of 20. Protective targeted botox can be applied without waiting for the appearance of wrinkles, especially in individuals with very active and strong mimic muscles. Since these individuals will experience skin breakouts before they reach the age of 30, signs of aging appear at an early age. In individuals with normal musculature, if botox is applied before the skin breaks (they are seen when it is stationary), wrinkles are removed and fractures that will occur are prevented. This can be easily decided by the examination of the patient. After the botox application in later ages, the filling process helps to make the breakouts in the skin more suitable as well as to remove the wrinkles. Thus, a youthful vision will be completed. The effect of Botox appears in an average of 10 days. Control examination of the patient is also 10-12. day is done. The resulting effect lasts for 4-6 months and then begins to decrease gradually. In the next applications, since the muscles will weaken gradually, both the duration of the effect is prolonged and the muscles lose their first strength. Thus, the person can maintain his wrinkle-free appearance for a long time.
Individuals suffering from regional profuse sweating (hyperhidrosis) experience significant problems both in their private and business lives. With BTX application, excessive sweating in the armpits and palms can be prevented. Botox actively blocks the border transmission, denervates sweat glands with regional inhibition. The application is done in approximately 15 minutes after the application of local anesthetic cream. Afterwards, the person can continue with his daily activities.