The most frequently asked questions of patients before a botulinum toxin therapy are mainly related to how it is applied, and what happens especially during recovery period. You can find in this article the basic information we compiled for the patients who have concerns relating to botulinum toxin therapy, and want to have detailed information about the therapy process.
What is Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin therapy is one of the most effective methods, provided as part of medical aesthetics, to prevent fine facial lines and wrinkles and to protect youthful appearance of the skin against aging effects of the time. Frequently repeating movements such as frowning, squinting and laughing etc. creates mimic lines on the facial skin, which deepen in time. Toxin obtained from the “Clostridium botulinum” bacterium, shows its effect by reducing the muscle contraction in the application zone for a certain period of time (4 to 6 months). And botulinum toxin therapies performed within certain intervals makes it possible to reduce the already-formed mimic lines, and delay formation of these lines if applied in an earlier stage.
Botulinum toxin can be applied for aesthetic purposes in different zones such as;
- Around the eyes (crow’s feet lines)
- Around the lips (smoker’s lines)
Botulinum toxin is also an agent that can be used to treat;
- Migraine (in selected patients)
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration)
How is botulinum toxin applied?
As with any medical procedure, first of all, the needs and general health condition of the patient is determined via a medical examination. During the examination held to determine the roadmap, the facial areas which need botulinum toxin are identified. Then, botulinum toxin is injected in these areas through super thin needles.
Do I feel pain during injection of botulinum toxin?
Botox injection does not cause unbearable pain. However, for the patients with lower pain threshold, at their option, it is possible to apply local anesthesia before injection. Local anesthetics use topical creams, and time required for cream to take action prolongs the time required for the application.
How long does recovery take after botulinum toxin therapy?
Botulinum toxin therapies are quite practical medical attention which does not require a recovery period. Such that, patient can go back to his/her social life and business life conveniently right after therapy.
How long does a Botulinum Toxin therapy stay effective?
Botulinum Toxin therapy does not have life-long effects. Effect of the toxin disappears within 4 to 6 months.
Does Botulinum Toxin therapy leave any scarf?
No trace remains after Botulinum Toxin therapy. Potential mild lumps and redness after therapy are all temporary, and will be restored to normal within a few days after session.
Does Botox therapy have a health risk?
Botox therapy has a very low level of risk provided that it is applied by an experienced medical doctor in a clinical setting where basic hygiene level is maintained and technical requirements are met. However, as with all medical procedures, there is a potential of complications in toxin therapies as well.
What is the total price of botox therapy?
Total price of the botox therapy includes not only examination and application fees but also the cost of the botox composition to be used. Only information about the therapies can be provided over the website of our clinic, and it is not possible to share the information about prices.
To get detailed information about the subjects you cannot find an answer on our website, or to create a doctor appointment, you can call our clinic at 0532 100 16 22 from 09:00 AM to 7:00 PM.