Everything about Botox Injections
The areas suitable for botox are, the thin lines on the forehead, around the eyes, between the eyebrows, side wall of the nose and lips, wrinkles around the mouth and neck are formed as a result of the contraction of the muscles in the face and neck. The lines between the eyebrows cause an angry facial expression, while the lines around the eyes and forehead make people look old. For these cases, botox between eyebrows are suitable. Also, the lines around the mouth could also cause one to have a sad looking face. In these cases, botox for face is a solution.
Botox injections are an important treatment used to eliminate the lines caused by the frown between the forehead area and the two eyebrows, the thin lines called crow's feet that occur around the eyes, and age-related vertical lines that appear behind the neck.
In addition to these, it can also be applied to eliminate the prominent appearance of the masseter muscle, known as the strongest chewing muscle which is located on the side of the jaw area. Among the most common causes of this problem, which is called the growth of the masseter muscle, are teeth grinding, as well as chewing too much gum and frequently consuming hard meat products. Masseter botox which is applied for treatment is an aesthetic procedure in which the lower part of the face where the masseter muscle is located is slimmed down. Thanks to this application, also known as the jaw botox, it is possible to treat existing deformities in the lower part of the face.
What is Botox?
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a toxin derived from the clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is effective by preventing the release of neural transmitters that provide neural communication at the nerve endings.
Injecting botox is the most effective method to alleviate the mimic lines on the face that begin to become apparent in the face area. The drug is injected into the muscles with very thin needles and it is important that this procedure is performed by experts only.
Botox begins to show its effect within 4-7 days after it is applied and the final outcome can be seen within 10-15 days. It also prevents the formation of new wrinkles during this time and in the period that follows.
What is Baby Botox?
Baby botox is the method of eliminating very fine wrinkles without affecting the muscles that create facial expressions. In this application,the goal is to create a completely natural appearance without interfering with the facial muscles.
What is Botox Used For?
Botox injections is mainly applied for aesthetic purposes, to reduce wrinkles on the face, prevent the formation of new wrinkles and reduce sweating in areas that sweat excessively and also, for the treatment of chronic migraines.
Why and How is Botox Applied?
Injecting botox severs the connection between nerves and muscles, preventing the release of neurotransmitters at nerve endings. Thus botox prevents the order coming from the nerve cell to be transmitted to the muscle tissue. It only takes effect in the area where it is injected.
The muscles in the application area stop contracting temporarily and the mimic lines caused by this contraction can be reduced. The reason why the cosmetics industry is very closely related to Botox is the positive effect it has on these facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox is an injection. 20 minutes before the injection, a cream containing local anesthesia is applied to the area of application, which heavily anesthetizes the area in a short period of time. Small doses is injected into the muscle tissue using very fine needles. The whole process takes about 10-15 minutes.
How Long Does It Take For Botox To Work?
Botox injection begins to show its effects within 3-4 days after it is applied and full effects can be observed within 7-10 days. These periods are estimated and it should be noted that they may vary from person to person and the dose applied.
Who Can Apply The Botox Treatment?
Since it is an injection, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, medical aestheticians can perform this procedure.
However, it should be noted that the physician who performs the procedure should be an expert in the anatomy of the face and the mechanism of operation of the facial muscles. It should be applied in a hospital or a clinic, under sterile conditions.
At What Age Can Someone Get Botox?
The ideal age for botox application is the late 20s, when facial mimic lines begin to form. With the help of early applications, any serious future wrinkles can be prevented from forming.
Who Can Have Botox Treatment?
Anyone over the age of 18 who complains of the wrinkles on his/her face due to mimic lines can have botox applied. If botox injection is applied before the lines are too apparent, the results will be much better. If the application is done after the lines get more prominent, the treatment should be supported by filler injections.
Can You Have Botox When Pregnant?
Botox treatment is not recommended during pregnancy. In addition to that, botox when breastfeeding is not recommended also.Women who breastfeed after a pregnancy should wait until the end of the breastfeeding period in order to have botox treatment.
Who Can’t Have Botox Treatment?
It is also not recommended for people who have bleeding and clotting problems. People with serious skin infections and diseases especially in the area of the application are not suitable for botox treatment.
How Does Botox Work?
It acts on the nerve endings in the muscles in which it was injected and settles there, preventing the nerve signals to be transferred to the muscles. Thus, the orders that trigger the movement mechanisms of the muscles do not pass on to the muscles themselves. This way, muscle movements are locally restricted for a certain period of time in the treated area. Wrinkles and lines in the skin under which the muscles are located quickly disappear.
How Long Does Botox Last?
The area where botox is applied gains a flatter appearance Approximately 3 months after the application, the effect of botox on the muscles begins to decrease, and after an average of 6 months, the muscles return to their former state. Then botox application can be reapplied to the patient, and repeated applications, over time, cause the effects to stay longer.
What to do Before Botox Application?
Consumption of vitamins C and E should be stopped 2 - 3 days before the botox application. The patient should not consume blood thinners before the application. Before the procedure, the physician must examine the patient and the area of application.
What to do For Botox Aftercare?
After Botox application, the patient can immediately return to his/her social life. 4-5 hours after the application, patient is free to take a shower. However, contact with extremely hot water should be avoided. In order to prevent complications that may occur after the botox, the patient should be recommended to massage his/her face after botox application, apply the cream prescribed, and avoid physical contact with the area for a while.
How Many Days Does it Take for the Botox to Show Full Effect?
The effects of the application start at of day 3 – 4 and its full effect can be observed within an average of 20 to 30 days.
Are There Side Effects to Botox?
There is no known harmful side effects. The excess is excreted from the body within 24 hours, and most importantly, its maximum effect lasts for 6 months. As a botox side effect, there may be a small amount of sensitivity only in the areas where needles were inserted, but this sensitivity will go away on its own.
What Not To Do After Botox?
No massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment.
No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after botox treatment.
Avoid excessive alcohol consumption for the next 24hrs.
Reduce medically necessary blood-thinning medication before the treatment.
When Will the Swelling Go Away After Botox?
After the application, a slight swelling may occur depending on the sensitivity of the person. However, this condition will last only about 2 days.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox injections have been used safely in the aesthetic sector for more than 10 years. However, the products must be of good quality, purchased from official dealers by a physician and approved by the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration).
Does Botox Make You Look Older After It Wears Off?
Once the effects of Botox wear off, you will not look older. Botox is one of the well-known medical treatments that control the aging process and enhance your skin.
Can Botox Application Be Made With Other Aesthetic Surgical Procedures?
Your physician will decide if it is OK to perform the botox procedure together with other aesthetic applications, after the control examination. It can usually be done in unison with aesthetic procedures such as lip filling - face filling. These procedures are evaluated during the examination along with the anatomy of the face and and its requirements.
Do the Botox Needles Hurt?
It varies from person to person depending on the pain threshold of the individuals. Usually no pain is felt because the needles used for the application are very thin. Nevertheless, the injection site is anesthetized by applying an anesthetic cream, before the application. No pain is felt even after the cream wears off.
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