Botox has been used in dentistry for more than 10 years. It is a non-surgical treatment method used since 2002 for wrinkles on the face. Clostridium Botulinum is a natural and purified protein that falls between bacteria. It was first used in the treatment of strabismus in 1981. Botox has been approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) 30 years ago and is widely used all over the world. It is applied in very small doses with fine-tipped injectors to the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. The effect of botox is limited to the area where it is applied, it does not circulate in the body. Systemically, it does not affect other muscles except application.Botox is not applied to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

 

Botox, shortened from the word Botulinum toxin, is a protein whose core is formed by a bacterium. Botulinum toxin is the common name for seven neurotoxins with similar characteristics produced by Clostridium botulinum and two other Clostridia species.

 

Where can Botox be applied on the face?

 

Botox is used;

 

  • If the upper gum looks more than normal while laughing (gummy smile),
  • In lifting the tip of the nose,
  • In the presence of horizontal lines close to the root of the nose,
  • Lines on the lower eyelid and squinted eyes,
  • In the horizontal lines in the forehead area,
  • In lines between two eyebrows that cause a frowning eyebrow appearance,
  • Raising the sides of both eyebrows up,
  • In lines and wrinkles on the sides of both eyes that show facial aging,
  • Vertical lines on the upper and lower lips (due to smoking),
  • Lifting up the corners of the lips,
  • In the horizontal lines between the lower lip and chin,
  • To make the chin skin smoother,
  • In the treatment of horizontal lines and vertical bands on the neck.

 

 

How long does the Botox process take?

 

The total process takes 10-15 minutes. The effect becomes visible after the 3rd day of application. After botox, the person gains a younger appearance. The effect of botox lasts for 3-6 months and it may differ from person to person.

 

What should be considered after the application?

 

It is necessary to protect the area on the day of the application. You should not go to sports, hairdresser and sauna on the day of botox. Pay attention to the sleeping position while sleeping on the same day. It should not lie face down. It should not swim in the pool or the sea for 3 days. After the procedure, pain, erythema, edema, ecchymosis, and hematoma may occur. Sometimes temporary numbness or headache lasting 2-3 hours can be observed after  the procedure.

 

Is botox made with snake venom? 

 

No. Botox is a natural, purified protein produced from a special bacteria. It is approved by the Ministry of Health.

 

Is botox application painful?

 

There is a short-term stinging sensation and little pain. there will be no pain after the procedure.

 

What is Masseter botox?

 

Masseter V-line botox is an application in which the lower part of our face where the masseter muscle is located is thinned. In people with excessive masseter muscle development, the lower part of the face causes a square face appearance and hard look on the face. With botox application, the face shape is reduced and made into a more proportional shape. At the same time, excessive growth of this muscle can cause severe pain in the jaw joint, which we call the temporomandibular joint. This application is useful in case of clenching teeth and overgrowth of the muscle. Jaw shapes are different in men and women. Slim face shape provides a more aesthetic appearance in women. Masseter botox is applied for a more attractive and aesthetic face appearance for women with a square face shape. A second application is recommended 2 or 4 months after the first application. Most of the time, the third application is not needed.