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What is botulinum toxin? How to apply?

Drugs with botulinum toxin content affect with creating temporary paralysis in the activity of the applied muscle. Toxin is produced by a type of bacteria. The most known use area is reducing face wrinkles. Apart from this, sweating treatment, cervical dystonia, excessive-activated bladder-related urinary incontinence and migraine treatment are among other areas of use.

Botulinum Toxin is one of the medical aesthetic treatments examined comprehensively and approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. In addition to Botulinum Toxin, it is used in Europe and America with 3 different names, Dysport, Myobloc ve Xeomin, including small molecular differences between them and among them.


  • Is botulinum toxin safe?

Yes, It is safe. It is a drug that has been approved by the Ministry of Health in our country and in more than 70 countries in the world and over 2000 studies have been done on it. It has been used for 20 years and millions of people safely prefer these applications. Approved Botox was first used in strabismus treatment. However, it has found the main usage area after the use of aesthetic practices. Botox applications for aesthetic purposes are among the most common aesthetic applications in the world.

  • How do botulinum toxin affect?

Botulinum Toxin creates a temporary motion limitation in muscles applied. It affects not the whole muscle, but the muscle tissue 1-2 cm around the point where it is made. When applied to mimic muscles on the face, it weakens the movement of these muscles and prevents the deepening of the mimic line caused by the muscle. Because the cause of wrinkles is unnecessary or excessive gestures.

  • How long does the botulinum toxin effect last?

About 3-4 months after application, movement in strong muscles begins to return. After 4 months, the movement of weak muscles begins. After 6 months, the effect is completely eliminated. There is benefit in repetition of 4-6 months. In regular botox applications, since the person learns not to move their muscles too much, it will wrinkle less. And its duration will also extend with regular applications.

  • Will there be loss in the facial expression after Botulinum toxin?

No expression loss occurs after correct applications. The aim of the botulinum toxin is not the elimination of facial expression but it is to soften the mimics, to give a natural and beautiful shape to the face. Botulinum toxin is an application that gives the face an extremely natural and fresh look when done with the correct technical and dose. The bemused look or expressionless images are unfortunately the images that occur due to completely incorrect applications.


How many times can Botulinum toxin be applied in a lifetime?

With appropriate dosage, appropriate technique and certain intervals, you can have it applied for a lifetime, not earlier than 3 months.

Does the face get worse when the botulinum toxin effect wears off?

No. As long as botulinum toxin is applied, it prevents the formation of new wrinkles and deepening of wrinkles on the face. However, when its effect wears off, the face reverts back. Regular botox application prevents aging of the face in terms of wrinkles.


  • Does the facial expression disappear when botulinum toxin is applied?

No that is not true. With the selection of the applied dose and region, it is possible to use both wrinkles and the use of mimics.

If I don’t continue to the botulinum toxin practices would my wrinkles be worse?

No When you stopped the application, the wrinkles slowly return to the pre-treatment status.

Is it possible to remove wrinkles at the same level with creams instead of botulinum toxin injection?

No that is not possible. Botulinum toxin is a treatment that is injected intramuscularly by the doctor and effectively removes dynamic wrinkles. Creams, on the other hand, perform the functions of nourishing the skin, moisturizing, protecting from the sun and removing very light superficial wrinkles.