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Many causes such as aging, stress, sun effects, smoking, air pollution and menopause increase wrinkles in the skin. Aging is inevitable, but it is possible to reduce and delay its effects.
How does Botox work?
The muscles that allow us to perform facial movements are connected to the skin. As a result of years of mimics, the muscles create visible lines and wrinkles. It is possible to soften wrinkles by loosening the superficial muscles due to the skin. By loosening the muscles, more wrinkles are prevented and a younger appearance is ensured. In time, it slows down aging on the face. 48 hours after the application, Botox begins to show the effect.
How long does the Botox effect last?
Botox is applied once every 4 months in the first applications, once every 6 months in repeated applications and once a year after regular applications. Patients with greater facial muscles or people who use facial muscles more often may need to be treated more frequently.
Is Botox safe?
Botox injections have been widely used for 30 years and are approved by the users and FDA(U.S. Food and Drug Administration).
Botox treatment areas
The most appropriate areas for treatment are the forehead, the eye area and the eyebrows. It can also be used in neck lines, wrinkles on the noses, lips and jaw wrinkles.
How long does a Botox process last?
The process is completed in as little as 10 minutes. A very small amount of the diluted drug is injected into the muscles in the treated area. This procedure is applied very quickly when the patient is sitting in an upright position in the treatment room. Staying in an upright position for 1 to 2 hours after treatment is very important to ensure that the Botox is kept in place. In addition, during this time, the muscles to which the drug is injected should be exercised.
Who cannot have Botox treatment?
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should wait for injections. Those with neuromuscular disorders or bleeding problems, those with skin diseases in the area where treatment is required are not suitable candidates for Botox injections.
Things to consider before treatment
Aspirin and similar drugs should not be used. The use of alcohol should stopped one week before the treatment.
Things to consider after treatment
The patient should remain in an upright position for 1-2 hours after treatment. 24 hours of heavy exercise should be avoided.