Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin temporarily inhibits muscle movements. When the muscles do not move, mimic wrinkles that occur due to muscle movements do not occur. Botulinum toxin. It received FDA approval in 2002. Since then, it is the most frequently applied cosmetic procedure both in the world and in Turkey. Botulinum toxin is a laboratory product obtained from bacteria. It is not correct to say that it is snake poison, which is said among the people, botulium toxin is used so much that it is not possible to find so many snakes in the world. The important issue in botulinum toxin is that botulinum toxin is a protein-structured drug and decomposes in heat, so it should be transported and stored in accordance with the cold chain like vaccines.

Botulinum Toxin Effect Time

The duration of action of botulinum toxin is about 4 months. Its effect starts a few days after it is made, it takes two weeks to take full effect. Controls are made within two weeks, if necessary, additions can be made. The full effect is restored, not worse. It should be done again when the effect wears off. You can have botulinum toxin done for many years, there is no harm in doing it again and again.

Wrinkle Treatment with Botulinum Toxin

Wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin is the most frequently used aesthetic application all over the world. Mimic wrinkles are caused by facial expressions such as frowning, laughing. As you move your mimic muscles, wrinkles form on the skin around them. When botulinum toxin prevents muscle movements, wrinkles do not occur. In other words, when the eyebrows are not frown, frown lines do not occur. Botulinum lines can be applied safely for the middle of the neck, forehead lines, smile lines around the eyes, laugh lines above the nose, wrinkles in the neck area.

Teeth Grinding Treatment with Botulinum Toxin

Teeth grinding is also performed with botulinum toxin. Clenching is seen in genetically strong people with strong masseter muscles and stress-induced clenching. Clenching is a very serious health problem. If this problem is not treated, over time, it can cause fractures in the teeth and even problems in the jaw joints and headaches. The muscle that causes clenching is the masseter muscle. When Botulinum toxin is injected into this muscle, contraction of the masseter muscle is prevented. Relaxing this muscle both treats the complaint of clenching and improves the facial oval. Botulinum toxin processes take approximately 4 months. This period may vary depending on personal factors. This period may be shorter in individuals who grind their teeth too much, do sports and have a lot of muscle strength.

Sweating Treatment with Botulinum Toxin

Underarm and hand sweating treatment is also applied with botulinum toxin. Excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, does not pose any health problems. However, it affects individuals psychologically and socially in a very negative way. Underarms and palms are areas with excessive sweating. Sweating in these areas may increase with stimuli such as stress and excitement. Botulinum toxin sweating treatment may be preferred for this. After the application, the sweating effect decreases. The effect of the application begins to be seen within a day or two. Within 2 weeks, sweating no longer bothers the person. Botulinum toxin has an effect of stopping sweating between 4 and 6 months. Afterwards, the application must be repeated.

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