What is Botox?
BOTOX is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic interventions worldwide. It is the number one treatment for wrinkle control, since it is very easy and very effective. It is an anti-aging treatment that gives us a youthful and smooth skin. The way botox works is to reduce the contraction of the muscles that cause wrinkles. At the same time, it can also act as a prevention of wrinkles. Since the muscles do not contract wrinkles do not worsen for the duration of botox action. Botox is a type of protein that acts locally without being absorbed by the body. It is a completely safe method with short duration and rare side effects, which are reversible. Of course, it is essential that the process be carried out by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. This method is aimed at women and men that wrinkles are beginning to appear.
Face areas that we use Botox
Botox’s results are not permanent and last about six months. The results are not immediately visible, as it usually takes from a few hours to a few days to appear. The maximum results are achieved after about 10 days and after some applications they are even longer. The basic areas that we use Botox treatment are:
- Horizontal wrinkles of the forehead
- Frown lines above the eyebrows
- Vertical wrinkles
- Lines on the upper lip or otherwise lines of smokers
- Wrinkles around the eyes, the so-called leg of the goose
- Rhinoparial wrinkles which extend from the corners of the mouth to the nose fins
Using a very thin needle, the plastic surgeon injects small amounts of the solution. The injection is made at various points, such as the forehead, the mesh, around the eyes, etc. During the application there is no pain due to the small needle size and the minimum amount of material to be placed. Some small red marks caused by the syringe recede after 20-30 minutes. So no one will understand that you have done any treatment. The points that we need to pay special attention to are:
- The quality of the material that our plastic surgeon will use
- Use only certified formulations
- A normal dilution of the formulation should take place so that it has the desired duration
- Particular attention should be paid to where the application will be, in order to preserve the natural expressiveness of the face
Botox – FAQ
Botox injections are among the top 5 of non-surgical cosmetic surgeries worldwide and account for 33% of their total number. Here we will answer your most frequently asked questions.
What Is The Right Age For Botox?
Wrinkles of the face are created at different rates in each individual. In this, skin type, diet, smoking, alcohol, exposure to the sun and many other factors play an important role. So each case is special and to decide if it is the right time for a Botox treatment you should see an expert. In general, treatment is done to people over 30 years of age, unless there is a very intense problem earlier. Botox, as we mentioned, is ideal for preventing wrinkles, so if they become deeper they need to be treated by other methods.
Is it a painful process?
The process is characterized by most people as painless. This is due to the very thin thickness of the needle we use, the nature of the material. Of course the experience of each plastic plays an important role as well.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox reduces the stimulation of facial muscles and mobility that causes wrinkles. The result of this method is that the wrinkles disappear and the face acquires a natural and youthful effect.
Is it safe?
Based on many years of research in leading medical institutes worldwide, Botox is considered one of the safest methods with minimal and rare side effects. It is a prerequisite to use approved formulations and to be done by an experienced plastic surgeon.
How often do I make Botox?
Scientific studies around the world show that there is no specific number of sessions that can be done. In addition, research shows that the effectiveness of Botox does not decrease after the procedure is resumed.
Will my face appear inexpressible?
This question is due to the experiences of people who have been botoxed by people without the necessary experience. There is a lot of detail in the process that a non-specialist physician may not know and in this case the detail is making the difference. For an experienced plastic it is now considered a routine process and the result is so natural that one can not understand that you have made botox.
Will my face condition become worst if i stop treatments?
Of course not! What happens is that it simply stops the effect of the substance. The result is to return to our original condition, as we were before the treatments began. Of course there is no acceleration of the aging process, this is just a myth.
Do I have to do some preparation?
You do not need any special preparation to do before Botox. All you have to do is not taken antibiotics for at least 3 days before. It is also good not to drink alcohol the day before and not to exercise vigorously on the day of treatment.
In how many days will I see results?
The skin usually relaxes the first week and the effect is visible after about 15 days.
How long it last?
The first time someone does botox last for about 3-4 months. In order for the result to last, we must repeat the process. After 3-4 sessions the duration of the results increases and lasts from 7 months to 1 year.
When i must not do Botox?
It is advisable to avoid it during pregnancy and lactation. When there are blood diseases that inhibit its clotting. When using antibiotics. In case of acute illness and pulmonary diseases.
Will I have bruises and scars?
If the procedure is made by an experienced plastic who adheres to all hygiene regulations and takes all precautions to avoid injuring vases, then you will just have some superficial redness that subsides after a few hours or 1-2 days.