Botulinum Toxin Treatment
In anti-wrinkle injections, known as botulinum toxin application, a toxin produced by a bacterium is used to 'soften' the wrinkles that appear with the movement of mimic muscles. The treatment temporarily relaxes the muscles, giving them a softer, fresher, brighter and more relaxed appearance.
Reducing the lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, lines around the eyes and on the nose as well as lifting the eyebrow tip, clarifying the jawline (jawline) line, correcting the visible lines on the neck, clenching (bruxism) treatment, removing the appearance of the gums during smiling (gummy smile) Reducing excessive sweating (underarm, hand-foot areas) and migraine headaches are the main areas of treatment.
If the lines are evident even when no facial movements are made, both botulinum toxin injection and the use of dermal fillers may be required. When applied correctly, anti-wrinkle injections do not create a frozen appearance and result in natural-looking results.
Before the application, the area is anesthetized with anesthetic creams, then an injection is made. It is a comfortable and quick treatment. Very thin needles are used and a very slight pain is felt. The whole process takes 20-30 minutes. The effect starts on the 3rd day, gradually increases and takes its final form on the 14th day. On the 14th day, you are expected to come back for control. Drug effectiveness continues for 3 to 6 months.
Are the Drugs Used in Botulinum Toxin Application Safe?
These drugs, which contain botulinum toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, block signals from your nerves to your muscles when injected. These drugs have been used in the treatment of some muscle diseases for many years. It can still be injected even in children in certain conditions such as strabismus. This treatment agent, which is applied in very low doses for cosmetic purposes, is considered a very safe treatment when applied in the right indication, in appropriate doses and by experts.
Although botulinum toxin injections are safe applications, pain, swelling or small bruising may be observed at the injection site, which may occur in all applications with needles. Sometimes, especially after the first application, temporary headache may occur. As with any foreign substance that enters the body, an allergy to a toxin may develop, albeit very rarely. All these effects are temporary and undesirable effects regress in an average of one week.
In Which Situations Is This Treatment Needed?
Today, botulinum treatment is used to relieve many different ailments.
If you have lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows, forehead, eye corner and nose even when you are making or not making a gesture,
If you think your eyebrow is low,
If you want your jawline to become clear and the visible lines on your neck to be corrected,
If you have a habit of grinding your teeth (bruxism), if you feel pain in your jaw and head when you wake up in the morning,
If your chewing muscle is large and it makes your face look wider,
If your gums appear when you smile (gummy smile) make you unhappy,
If there is disturbing sweating and odor in the armpits, hand-foot areas,
If you have migraine headaches that you cannot find a solution for
You may need botulinum toxin treatment.
What Should I Do Before and After Botulinum Toxin Treatment? What Should I Not Do?
Since frequently used drugs such as aspirin and other blood thinners, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Omega 3 may cause bruising after botulinum toxin treatment, it would be more appropriate not to take these drugs until one week before the treatment.
After treatment, it is important to properly care for yourself and the treated area.
You should keep your head as high as possible for the first 3-4 hours after the treatment.
To avoid infection, you should not touch, water or put on make-up on the injection sites for 1 day.
You should not enter hot environments such as saunas and hammams for a few weeks after the treatment.
You should consume as little alcohol as possible, as alcohol intake will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
You should not use drugs that act on the muscle for a while.
If you do very heavy sports, you should take a break from your exercises for a few weeks.
Who Should Not Be Treated With Botulinum Toxin?
If you have neurological disorders and muscle diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is considered that you are not suitable for botulinum toxin treatment.