Botox, one of the most effective non-surgical beauty methods in recent years, is one of the most important applications that delays the aging process when applied in the right hands and to the right people.
There are seven serotypes of botulinum toxin, a toxin secreted by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum (Btx A - Btx G).
The type used in the cosmetics industry is Btx-A.
Btx-B type is mostly used in neurological problems. Bacterial toxin is obtained in a weakened form by processing in a laboratory environment and is used for medical purposes.
Botox is not a snake venom, as is commonly believed.
What is the mechanism of action of Botox?
When Botox is injected into the muscle, it temporarily disables the nerves of that muscle or muscle groups and eliminates involuntary movements and excessive contraction. The mentioned temporary effect lasts for 3-4 months and at the end of this period the contractions may start again. Therefore, it is necessary to repeat the injections. The effect may last longer in cosmetic applications and application areas in hyperhidrosis.
The term Botox is actually a brand name and is generally used when talking about botulinum toxin products. Just as the name Selpak is used for all tissue paper today in Turkey.
Apart from BOTOX®, there are botulinum toxin type A preparations produced by many different companies such as DYSPORT®, BOTOXINA®, REFINEX®, ESTETOX®. American production BOTOX® and French production DYSPORT® are widely used in our country.
Common Usage Areas of Botox
In the treatment of wrinkles caused by mimic movements in the face area
In the treatment of excessive sweating of hands, feet and armpits
Treatment of chronic headache and migraine
Gummy smile When the gums under the upper lip are visible while talking or laughing.
Creating symmetry by applying it to the non-paralyzed side in patients with facial paralysis.
In masseter hypertrophy, thinning of the lower face area and in the treatment of teeth grinding