Botulinum Toxin Application
Botulinum toxin is a toxin obtained from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinium. Its mechanism of action is to temporarily block the communication between the muscle and the nerve that stimulates it. It is also applied in the treatment of migraine.
In Which Areas Can Botulinum Toxin Application Be Applied?
- Between the eyebrows,
- Goose’s foot,
- Above the lips
regions can also be applied.
Who Can Be Applied To Botulinum Toxin Application?
Botulinum toxin can be applied to all patients with dynamic lines that occur as a result of the movements of their mimic muscles. Skin wrinkles are removed in the treated area and the skin regains its former tension.
Who Cannot Be Applied To Botulinum Toxin Application?
It is not applied to people with nerve-muscular system diseases such as myasthenia gravis, Lambert eaton syndrome, multiple sclerosis, those who use aminoglycoside group antibiotics, patients with skin infections, patients during pregnancy and lactation, individuals with egg allergy.
How is Botulinum Toxin Applied?
The application is made with cream anesthesia. Botulinum toxin application is painless and leaves no scars. After the area to be applied is cleaned of dirt, small doses of toxin are injected into the muscle with fine-tipped needles. The application session takes approximately 15 minutes.
What Is The Duration Of The Application’s Impact?
Its effect begins in 4-5 days and lasts between 3-6 months.
Considerations After Application
On the day of application, bending forward, sports, bathing, and alcohol consumption should be avoided. It is recommended not to be in places such as solariums and saunas, as it may cause the toxin, which has a protein structure, to lose its effect faster. In addition, the current diseases of the person to be treated and the drugs used may affect the duration of toxin administration.