Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a toxin obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It shows its effect by preventing the release of substances that provide conduction in the nerve endings, and by stopping the transmission between the nerves and the org
Botox (Botulinum toxin) is a toxin obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It shows its effect by preventing the release of substances that provide conduction in the nerve endings, and by stopping the transmission between the nerves and the organs reached by the nerves. The cessation of nerve conduction ensures that the functions of the organ reached by the nerve are reduced or completely lost. It can be used for aesthetic and cosmetic purposes, to reduce facial wrinkles that occur with the movements of mimic muscles, to prevent their formation and to reduce sweating in areas with excessive sweating, and in the treatment of chronic migraine.
Botox is administered as an injection and is not a painful procedure, a slight pain may be felt at the time of injection. When a decrease in the movements of the mimic muscles is desired, it is injected into the mimic muscles, and when the sweating complaint is desired to decrease, it is injected into the skin. The effect of Botox starts 3-4 days after the injection and fully settles in the first week, and the duration of action is 4-6 months. When Botox loses its effect, the application can be repeated. Botox has no serious side effects on health. After the application, a temporary swelling, bruising, and rarely a temporary drooping of the eyelid may occur.
Immediately after the operation, daily life can be continued with comfort. However, movements that require bending for a long time and working the facial muscles should be avoided. In addition, the head should be kept elevated for about four hours after the Botox injection, leaning forward should be avoided and not lying down. Approximately eight hours after the Botox injection, you can take a shower with lukewarm water and without causing any damage to the face, that is, without applying a pouch or pressure. Care should be taken to use cold water while washing the face.