Our facial muscles move in consequence of movement such as smiling, frowning, looking surprised, and squinting; and therefore, wrinkles develop on the skin located on those muscles. As a result of the repetition of these movements for years, such wrinkles on the skin become permanent. The wrinkles become in varying degrees, depending on the individual’s habit of using facial expressions, duration of his/her exposure to the sun, his/her skin structure, muscle structure, age, and gender.
What is Botox?
The substance used in botox application is protein secreted by the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This substance blocks the electrical message from the nerves to the muscles, and consequently reduces muscle function in the treated area temporarily or destroys it. When the muscle loses its function and cannot contract, the wrinkles located on it are reduced or disappear, and during that period, the skin gains the opportunity to recover.
- Botox can be used to eliminate horizontal lines on the forehead;
- Eliminate lines between the eyebrows, which cause the appearance of frowned eyebrows;
- Lift the sides of the both eyebrows;
- Eliminate lines and wrinkles located on the sides of the both eyes, which show the facial aging (crow's feet lines);
- Correct the lines on the lower eyelids, and squinting complaint;
- Eliminate horizontal lines close to the nasal root;
- Lift the tip of the nose;
- Recover upper gum that becomes evident when laughing;
- Eliminate vertical lines in the upper and lower lips (smoking lines);
- Lift the corners of the lips;
- Eliminate horizontal line between the lower lip and the chin;
- Make the chin skin smoother;
- Treat horizontal lines and vertical strips in the neck; and treat excessive sweating in the hands, feet, face, and armpit.
How to apply Botox?
Botox material is administered through intramuscular injection by using very fine-tipped special needles from several points. Any pain that discomforts the patient does not occur during the application. All entire application takes 10 minutes.
The effects of Botox begin 3-7 days after the application and lasts for a period of three to four months. As the number of applications increases, the effect of Botox may last for up to 12 months.
Botox has been used for aesthetic purposes for 15 years. And its use in muscular diseases dates back to older times. During these periods, no side effect of Botox has been found. Botox, approved by also the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is widely used all over the world. Botox is a drug that should be administered by specialist doctors trained in this field. Otherwise, it may not be able to show its full effect, and may lead to some problems such as temporary ptosis.
Points to take into consideration after the application of Botox
The face can be washed, and all kinds of make-up products can be used immediately after the application of Botox. After Botox application, the injection areas should not be massaged for two days, and those areas should not be rubbed much when removing the make-up. Exercise programs such as aerobics and steps should be postponed for two days again.
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