Botox is the FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that is commonly used for eliminating the wrinkles in the face and neck and goose foot. It was applied to over 1 million people all around the world within the past 10 years. It is the most popular aesthetic application in the world, and it is also used by those with excessive underarm, hand and feet sweating as well as patients with migraine.
What Is Botox?
Botox is the trademark of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. An over application of Botox may cause paralysis. However, as a result of the recent researches of scientists made advantages of Botox useful as well. Small, diluted amounts may be injected into certain muscles in a way to ensure direct and controlled muscle relaxation.
When it was discovered in the late 1980s that Botox may cease such disorders as blepharospasm (involuntary quivering of eyelids) and amblyopia (lazy eye), FDA approved that use. Plastic surgeons have been using Botox for years in order to successfully treat wrinkles and facial wrinkles. Botox has been approved for treatment of frown lines, goose foot (lines around eyes) and underarm excessive sweating.
Where is Botox used?
- Botox may be used not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for treatment methods. It may be used for
- Bending neck muscles and relaxing muscles,
- Lazy eye problem,
- Neurological cases,
- Treatment of excessive sweating,
- Chronic migraine patients,
- Urinary incontinence problem,
- Eye twitching,
- Removing wrinkles,
- Creating a lifting effect in skin.
How is it applied?
When injected into facial lines, Botox product paralyzes the muscles in the application area and makes wrinkles less visible. Its effects are seen within a few days following the application and remain for 3-6 months.
Areas of using Botox became more varied over time. Headaches and neck pain, excessive sweating problem, migraine, facial spasms, muscular contradictions are some of the areas of use.
As a non-surgical procedure applied for removing mid-level and deep wrinkles, Botox is considered as a cosmetic product. The most important issue to be underlined for this operation is that the effect of Botox is not a permanent solution and mitigates over time. Extra operations may be required in the following periods. These lines can be removed in the early phase. Over time, lines become deep and Botox treatment cannot ensure sufficient removal alone, and some other additional treatments may be applied (laser, peeling, fill injection).
Who can get Botox?
- It can be applied to everyone between 18 and 65 for treating wrinkles in the face and neck. Its areas of use are as follows:
- Horizontal lines in the forehead,
- Lines between eyebrows,
- Lines around eyes,
- Lines around mouth,
- Lines in the neck.
Does it bear any risk?
Slight bruise and rash in the application area, headache and rarely flu-like complaints may be seen. Botox has no significant risk known. Persons can continue their everyday life after Botox application. The application will show its effect in 2-days. You can enjoy the young and energetic look created by Botox, for 6 months.
How much does Botox cost?
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