Botox injections and their medical and cosmetic benefits in Turkey
}September 27, 2021
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

Botox injections and their medical and cosmetic benefits

}September 27, 2021
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

Botox injections and their medical and cosmetic benefits

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    The spread of Botox injections has become popular in Turkey because of its uses in treating facial wrinkles and its important cosmetic value. What are Botox injections, their various therapeutic and medical uses, and how effective and costly are they in Turkey? All this and more we will learn about in this article.

    The use of botox and fillers injections has becomeplasma One of the most popular cosmetic methods around the world. It is also a safe and secure alternative to complex plastic surgery to solve minor problems such as wrinkles and others. Botox is a well-known brand name for a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Also, this substance is the same poison that leads to food poisoning when eating foods contaminated with these bacteria.
    This poison is used for therapeutic purposes without being harmful because of the skill of doctors in dealing with it. There are other names for this therapeutic poison such as: Dysport and Xiumin. The name “Botox” is the most famous brand name for this therapeutic product, which was produced by the toxin of the bacterium Clostridium. There are many drugs produced using these toxins, which makes Botox famous compared to them as it was the first that was produced.
    Botox has been licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, where it is used in various medical and therapeutic fields, not only cosmetic, such as: neck stiffness, excessive sweating and lazy eye, in addition to reducing the activity of the nervous bladder and reducing chronic migraine attacks.

    What is meant by botox injections?

    Botox is produced by the bacteria C. botulinum, which is found naturally in many places around us. These microorganisms do not cause any damage until they become active under certain conditions and begin to produce botulinum toxin. This poison has neurological properties as it is able to kill a person and paralyze his muscles by completely disabling the activity of the nerve feeding them.

    Botox injections. What is it ?

    Botox injections. What is it ?

    Botulinum toxin is highly toxic and therefore dangerous and may threaten human life. Therefore, Botox has been manufactured from it with special specifications and in reduced doses in order to perform its therapeutic function without causing harm to humans. It temporarily paralyzes the stiff muscles of the face, neck, and others. The complications and side effects associated with it are few and can be avoided if it is used in the correct medical manner.
    Botox injections are used in Turkey to fill horizontal forehead wrinkles and facial wrinkles, especially those lines around the eyes. This product also has neuroprotective properties that make it suitable for treating a wide range of muscular and neurological disorders.

    What is the mechanism of action of Botox?

    Facial wrinkles, forehead lines, and smiles are caused by muscle tension and contraction. Injecting the nerves feeding it with Botox, it relaxes and thus disappears wrinkles, reduces them and improves the appearance of the skin.
    In order for any muscle to contract and contract, it must release acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that works between the nerve endings and the muscles. This stimulator attaches to the muscles and works to contract them, making them appear tight and tight.
    The idea of Botox injections works by inhibiting the activity of the body's nerves and reducing the secretion of the chemical messenger acetylcholine. Which works to relax the muscle and prevent its contraction. Therefore, it becomes flat and gives the skin a better appearance and luster.

    Various uses of Botox

    It is well known and popular among people nowadays is the cosmetic uses of Botox. As correcting wrinkles in various parts of the body. It takes 7 to 14 days for the results of the injection to appear and its effect is temporary. The value of Botox cosmetic surgery lasts from 3 months to a year. After that, the cosmetic procedure must be repeated to obtain the same result.

    Various uses of Botox

    Various uses of Botox

    Statistics indicate that the annual average of the number of people who have undergone Botox for skin care and wrinkle removal is more than 7 million.
    Areas of the face that are injected with Botox injections to get rid of wrinkles:
    1. The area between the eyebrows known as the frown area. The forehead usually appears wrinkled and tightened when angry and thinking.
    2. The corners of the eyes and the smile line area, also known as crow's feet, where wrinkles can be seen when laughing and smiling.
    3. Forehead wrinkles.
    4. Wrinkles on the cheeks, which usually appear in the elderly.
    5. Wrinkles at the corners of the mouth that are usually noticed when losing weight at a large rate.
    There is a widespread idea among people, but it is wrong about the use of Botox injections to fill the lean and loose places of the face, cheeks and lips. People resort to using the filler technique to fill the empty places under the skin and improve its appearance, and it is also used to lift the sagging of the face.

    Medical indications for Botox injections

    Botox has a great therapeutic value as it is considered an effective treatment for muscle spasms and helps to relax them, and not only to reduce signs of aging and wrinkles. Among these uses:

    Medical indications for Botox injections

    Medical indications for Botox injections

    • Cramps in the neck and upper extremities, which lead to twisting of the head and are accompanied by severe pain.
    • Lazy eyes and strabismus.
    • Muscular stiffness associated with some neurodegenerative diseases. Some children are born with cerebral palsy, which later develops stiff limbs that become tight and painful for them. Botox injections work to relax and relax their muscles.
    • Eliminate excessive sweating even if the weather is not hot.
    • Chronic migraines. If you have a migraine headache that lasts more than 4 hours a day repeatedly for 15 days to a month, Botox injections may help reduce it.
    • You need Botox injections to treat urinary incontinence caused by an overactive bladder.
    • Constant blinking in the eye as a result of muscle eyelid spasms.
    • Nervous esophageal stricture (Achalasia) treatment. Injecting him with botulinum toxin relaxes his involuntary muscles and makes swallowing possible.
    according to Recent studies Botox may be used in the treatment of depression, as it has been found to improve its symptoms in patients who have had Botox injections for the forehead and its wrinkles.

    How is Botox given in Turkey?

    A specialist doctor performs this mini medical procedure in his clinic without the need for anesthesia. Botox must first be prepared by dissolving its powder in a saline solution until it is diluted, suitable, and ready for injection. The doctor needs needles to inject the substance. The process takes just a few minutes and there are no prior preparations to be made. It takes a day or two for the poison to start working and you don't notice full results until the fifth day of the injection. The specialist injects Botox to the face or muscles in varying amounts. It depends on the location and percentage of the defect found.
    It is preferable for the patient to stop any blood-thinning medications such as anti-inflammatories a week before and aspirin, as it can cause cyanosis of the skin. It is also better to quit smoking and drinking alcohol as well. You should also tell your doctor if you had Botox injections for facial lines less than 4 months ago. or have had any facial surgeries. It is also strictly forbidden to inject Botox to pregnant women or those who are planning to become pregnant, because it may harm the fetus.
    When you think of getting Botox injections for any purpose, whether it is for cosmetic or medical purposes. You must make sure that the procedure is carried out in a trusted center and that the physician in charge is qualified and has sufficient training.

    Contraindications

    Botox injections are contraindicated if:
    1. You have any allergy to poison or its derivatives. You may develop an allergy if you are exposed to bacteria in food or have had previous experiences with Botox.
    2. If the person has skin infections on the part where Botox will be injected.
    3. People who suffer from frequent urinary infections and have difficulty urinating for neurogenic bladder conditions.
    It is worth noting that Botox, like other preparations that have protein properties, may stimulate your immune system to form antibodies to it, so treatment with it becomes ineffective after that.

     Are there any complications or side effects?

    Most of the time, Botox injections are safe and painless. It is tolerated by individuals without feeling uncomfortable during the operation. The side effects associated with it are mild and uncommon. There are a range of negative effects you may experience, including:
    1. Slight pain and bluish bruising at the injection site.
    2. Headache and heaviness in the head.
    3. Eyelids drooping and drooping, but it gets better within days.
    4. Feeling of pain and upset stomach.
    5. Dryness in the lips and eyes.
    6. Vision disturbance and duplication when treating amblyopia.
    The individual may develop symptoms that cause concern, and you must report them to your doctor immediately when you notice them, such as:
    • Difficulty breathing and using facial muscles.
    • Vision disturbances even though the Botox injections were nowhere near as good.
    • Difficulty speaking and swallowing.
    • Difficulty controlling the bladder or involuntary urination.

    The effectiveness and cost of Botox injections in Turkey

    Botox injections prices and cost vary depending on several factors, including:
    • The readiness of the clinic or hospital and its efficiency.
    • Purpose of treatment: medical or cosmetic?
    • The patient's condition and the percentage of the defect found as it controls the amount of Botox used.

      The effectiveness and cost of Botox injections in Turkey

      The effectiveness and cost of Botox injections in Turkey

    The cost of taking care of your face and correcting wrinkles, especially those between the eyebrows and crow's feet, can reach $ 400, according to the statistics of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
    The effectiveness of Botox injections lasts up to three or four months, and this depends on the percentage of visible lines and wrinkles. Muscle contraction usually begins again gradually, so repeat sessions are necessary to maintain the result.
    Women seek to improve their facial expressions by injecting localized Botox into specific places. The duration of the operation is 30 minutes at a time, and the benefits of injecting the skin with Botox are evident after a week of its application. According to studies, the appearance of wrinkles becomes less worse with repeated treatment sessions because the muscles relax and become weaker.

    What are the things to be avoided after Botox?

    There is no specific time to return to work after getting facial Botox, but according to the experiences of individuals, you can return to work immediately after injecting your face without any problems.
    You should avoid massaging the treated area during the first 24 hours to prevent it from spreading to nearby areas because it may affect the nearby muscles.
    Botox can affect your vision, so it is best to avoid driving. It is also preferable to avoid fatigue.

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