Botox injection is very harmless. It is a very reliable aesthetic operation to reduce wrinkles in areas such as the eye contour, under the eyes, forehead and around the lips and to give the skin a younger appearance.

It should be noted that botox is one of the most preferred methods in aesthetic operations that do not require surgical operation.

How to make botox?
There is no need for a surgical procedure or latest technology medical devices to have Botox. It can be done easily in the doctor’s office. The person who will have botox does not need to make a lot of preparation in advance. The person's allergy status, diseases, medical history, if any, must be known by the plastic surgeon, dermatologist or medical aesthetic specialist who will inject the botox.

There should be no makeup or moisturizing cream residue on the face before the procedure. In addition, it is recommended that the patient does not use blood thinning drugs such as aspirin before the procedure, otherwise for short time it coud cause traces in the places where the botox injection was made.

As we have mentioned before, Botox is kind of liquid toxin which is called as botulinum toxin that is injected under the skin with the help of a syringe. By doing this, it blocks nerve connections in the area and  prevent muscle contraction. Thus, the wrinkles in the tendon area are flattened and reduce unwanted facial lines.

Procedures such as incision or anesthesia are not used in botox process. The syringe is inserted into your skin as if it were vaccinated. If you do not have a vaccine phobia, you could be injected botox with almost no pain. Botox can be applied to people with vaccine phobia through local anesthesia.

During the botox procedure, an average of 3 to 5 syringes of botulinum toxin are injected and this process takes maximum 15 minutes.

What areas of the body can botox be injected?

Botox; It is a procedure frequently applied in areas such as wrinkles around the eyes also called  as crow's feet, wrinkles between eyebrows, nose and chin,. In other words, botox is mostly used to eliminate facial wrinkles.

In addition to these, it is frequently used to treat problems such as teeth grinding, excessive sweating in the underarms, migraine, and oily skin. Apart from aesthetic purposes, botox can be applied for medical purposes in cases of strabismus, abdominal pain and anal fissure.

What Are Side Effects of Botox?

There may be some small marks caused by the needle tip during the injection, but these marks disappear spontaneously within a few days.

Although it varies from person to person, side effects such as tiredness, dry eyes, swelling on the injection site and itching could be seen. In such cases, it would be better to act in accordance with the recommendations of the specialist.

Let's clarify an important point: Botox is not a permanent treatment. When the effect of the toxin  wears off, the muscles return to their original state. Each botox procedure gives the skin a younger appearance for a while, but it is not possible to talk about an effect that lasts for years. This situation causes people who have had botox once and are satisfied, to want to have botox over and over again in later periods.

Botox Aftercare

It is necessary to avoid scratching the botox area, applying pressure to this area and massaging it. Such things cause the botox liquid to spread to other areas which may reduce the effectiveness of your injections.

For example, when botox is injected between the eyebrows, we recommend not lying down for 3-4 hours. Otherwise, botox may cause the droopy eyelids. You should definitely consider and apply the physician's recommendations similar to this.

It is also important to have realistic expectations about the healing process after botox. It may take a few days for you to notice the change in your face after Botox injection. It may take 10 days for Botox to fee the full effect after the procedure.

Is Botox the Same as Filling?

No, botox and filling are not the same.

The main purpose of Botox is to help eliminate and reduce wrinkles in the face area by relaxing the muscles. Botox does not have a volumizing effect.

The filling is usually applied in 1cc tubes to various parts of the face and gives volume and shape to the applied area. In other words, it is not possible to apply botox to the lips. Someone who wants to thicken their lips should have a filling, and someone who wants to reduce wrinkles around the lips should have Botox.

Who Performs Botox İnjections?

According to the statement dated 03.08.2015 by Ministry of Health, training on botox injection to the face area for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, dermatology, skin and venereal diseases are given in specialization course.

Therefore, physicians, nurses or other persons who have not received training in the abovementioned specialties by provided training from Ministry of Health; they cannot do botox based on the training they have received in various courses from other institutions. This situation is prohibited by law. Therefore, according to the regulation on private health institutions where outpatient diagnosis and treatment are performed, botox treatment is performed only by physicians trained in this subject. In this context, we recommend that you definitely have botox injection done by specialist physicians who have been trained. Avoiding so called “backstreet“ botox, filling and hair transplantation in beauty and aesthetic centers, is of great importance both for your health and for the successful conclusion of the procedure you will have.