Botulinum Toxin.

What is botulinum toxin?

It is produced by the bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum in an oxygen-free environment. It temporarily blocks muscle stimulation by blocking nerve conduction. However, this effect only lasts for a certain period of time. It has to be repeated to have a lasting effect.

How is botulinum toxin used?

Botulinum toxin application; it’s easy to use and painless. Emla cream or ice is applied to the area to be treated to achieve the local anesthetic effect. Depending on the number of regions to be used, the intervention is completed within 5 to 10 minutes. It is carried out under practical conditions.

How long does the effect of botulinum toxin last?

Botulinum toxin temporarily blocks the nerves in the area where it is used. Therefore, the effect is completely temporary and lasts an average of 6 months. However, the effect of the person’s facial muscles can vary between 4 and 8 months. Again, it may be necessary to use different amounts of botulinum toxin serum for different people in order to achieve the same effect according to the strength of the facial muscles. Although the average duration of Botulinum toxin is 6 months, the duration of action can be extended to 8 to 10 months after 4 or 5 consecutive applications due to the cumulative effect.

Is botulinum toxin harmful?

The effect of botulinum toxin is to temporarily stop the work of the facial expression muscles. The area of effect comprises a circle with a diameter of approx. One cm around the area of application, further outside it is not effective. Since the botulinum toxin effect is only temporary, there is no damage.

What are the botulinum toxin applications?

  • Treatment of wrinkles on the face and neck
  • Raised eyebrows
  • Treatment of the age bands in the neck area
  • Migraine-typical headache
  • Excessive sweating
  • Bruxism (gnashing of teeth)
  • Vaginal cramp
  • Anal fissure
  • Tremor
  • Hemifacial cramp
  • Strabismus and blepharospasm

What are the properties of the botulinum toxin effect?

  • It is completely localized and only works where it is used
  •  The effect starts 2-4 days after application
  •  The maximum effect occurs between the 14-21st day
  •  The effect lasts for 6-8 months
  •  Repetitions are necessary for a long-term effect
  •  Does not affect the nervous system

Is botulinum toxin trustworthy?

Botulinum toxin; Although it is a method whose persistence does not last very long and has to be repeated several times; Since it is a simple and inexpensive treatment without surgery, it is preferred and used in today’s aesthetic surgery. Botulinum toxin has been used on millions of people around the world and there have been no serious complications. With improper use, complications arise, with the effect disappearing within a few months, so it is not considered a very serious problem. However, use by an experienced doctor is important to avoid these complications and to achieve more effective and beautiful results. Botulinum toxin is a safe application.

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