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Botox

What is Botox?

It is produced by a bacteria called Clostridium Botilinum in an environment without oxygen. It blocks nerve transmission temporarily and prevents muscle stimulation temporarily.  Effect is temporary. It should be repeated for a long term effect.

How is Botox applied?

Botox procedure is quite simple and painless. After local anesthetic effect is created onto the procedure site by Emla cream or ice application, the procedure is completed within 5 to 10 minutes according to the procedure site. It is performed under office conditions.

What is the duration of Botox effect?

Botox temporarily blocks the nerves of the application site. Therefore, effect is completely temporary and averagely lasts for 6 months. However, effect may vary between 4 to 8 months according to the characteristics of the mimic muscles.  Furthermore, botox serum quantity may differ among different individuals to create the same effect according to the strength of mimic muscles. Average effect duration of botox is 6 months; however, effect duration may be prolonged to 8 to 10 months after 4 or 5 subsequent procedures. 

Is Botox harmful?

Botox effect is temporary blocking operation of mimic muscles. Area of effect is a circle with a radius of 1 cm around the procedure spot. Since effect of botox is completely temporary, it is not harmful.

What are the application fields of botox?

  • Treatment for wrinkles on the face and neck
  • Eyebrow lifting
  • Treatment of aging bands around the neck
  • Migraine-type head aches
  • Over-sweating
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding)
  • Vaginismus
  • Anal Fissure
  • Tremor
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Strabismus and Blepharospasm

What is the character of the effect of Botox?

It is completely localized, only affects the procedure site.Effect starts after 2 to 4 days from application.Peak affect appears at 14th to 21st days.It should be repeated for a long term effectIt does not affect nerve life.

Is Botox safe?

Although Botox is a temporary method which should be repeated for permanency, it is preferred and applied more today’s aesthetic surgery environment because it is an easy and cheap procedure. Botox was applied to millions of people in the world and no serious complication was detected. Since complications due to incorrect applications may disappear within a couple of months, they may not be deemed as very important. However, application by an experienced physician is important to prevent such complications and to obtain more efficient and beautiful results. Botox is a safe procedure.

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