In addition to the effect of gravity, cell production and defence in the skin decreases over time. The facial expressions that occur on our faces when laughing, talking, frowning and smiling cause wrinkles and lines over time. Besides the lines caused by facial expressions, slanting also occurs in the eyelid skin with ageing. In order to resolve these problems, botox treatment is applied at our hospital, Apex Clinic, by plastic surgeons.
Botox is a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, used to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines in the facial area such as the forehead, eyebrows, eyes, lips, neck, sides of the nose and tip of the nose. Botox is also used in the treatment of strabismus, migraines, bladder diseases as well as excessive sweating in areas such as the armpits, palms, feet, folds of the knee and arm joints, and forehead.
Botox is applied under the skin with small syringes with a fine needle tip. Botox is administered into the dermis layer of the skin. Thus, a direct effect is provided in the skin layer where the problem is present. The areas where botox will be applied are marked before the procedure, and pain relief creams are applied to the administration site.
Botox is applied to people who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, have wrinkles, are over the age of 18, do not have allergic infections, and do not suffer from severe illnesses such as cancer.
Botox is not a permanent procedure, in which the applied area gradually returns to its pre-treatment appearance when the activity of the active substance starts to subside. The permanence of the botox procedure varies depending on the condition of the patient and lasts between 4 to 6 months. The effect of botox is fully visible within 3 to 5 days following injection.
Additional doses may be administered within one week after administration depending on the patient’s condition after follow-up visits at our hospital.
After botox injections, sun cream should not be applied and the skin should be protected from injuries for 1 day and should not be rubbed. The patient should not lie down for 4 hours after a botox procedure, should not bend down, shower with hot water and lie face down for 2 days after the procedure.
You may use make-up and wash your face after a botox procedure. In cases of temporary swelling, redness and bruising after a botox procedure, the pain and discomfort may be subsided with ice compression. Bleeding, fat embolism and organ injuries, although rare, may occur as preliminary problems after a botox procedure. Although rare, asymmetry, fluctuation, collapse and aesthetic problems are long-term consequences that may occur after a botox procedure.