Botox is a drug obtained from the toxin of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and blocks muscle movement. Today, it is used in the treatment of many diseases. In addition to the treatment of diseases, its use in the cosmetic field has become quite widespread. Botox shows its effect mostly by blocking the mimic muscles on our face; When muscle movements decrease, the skin over the muscles becomes immobile, and the wrinkles that are visible from the outside disappear. The most important point here is the time of botox. In individuals over a certain age, the skin wrinkles that deepen with age may not be completely eliminated even though they are reduced with botox. In such cases, filler application may be required to remove deep lines on the skin.

The most common usage areas in the face are;

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow's feet
  • Bunny lines
  • Upper lip vertical lines( smoker lines)
  • Neck platysma bands
  • To reduce the indentation and protruding appearance at the chin area
  • Thinning the cheek volume (masseter botox )
  • Slight eyebrow lifting effect

Apart from botox application for cosmetic purposes;

  • Migraine treatment and
  • Botox is also applied for the treatment of teeth clenching and grinding.

Does Botox create an artificial image on the face?

There is some information about Botox among the public that is misunderstood and causes prejudice. Many people are afraid to have botox because of the anxiety of creating an artificial and exaggerated image. However, botox is not a procedure that will add or swell on the face. Botox is a drug that acts only by creating a slight decrease in movement in the mimic muscles when applied even less than 1cc (20 drops). Botox should not be confused with filling applications to increase subcutaneous tissue support and volume. Moreover, filling applications do not cause swelling and exaggerated appearances that can be noticed from the outside, as long as it is done in the right decision.

Does the face look worse when the Botox effect has passed?

The face doesn't look any worse when the Botox effect has passed. Since you cannot move your muscles for 3-4 months after Botox is applied, it prevents the formation of wrinkles, as well as causes a decrease in muscle volume, reducing the possibility of wrinkles getting deeper with age and delaying aging. In this way, you will actually benefit from the protective effect of botox against aging.

To whom botulinum toxin is not recommended?


For women who are breastfeeding

For patients with myasthenia gravis,

For those undergoing cancer treatment

People with a hypersensitivity reaction or allergy to Botox 

It should not be applied to those who have open scarring and similar conditions in the application areas. People with a hypersensitivity reaction or allergy to Botox People who use blood thinners such as aspirin and Coumadin and people with bleeding disorders should definitely tell their doctor about this. People who use these drugs or have a blood clotting disease may experience more bruising after botox injection procedures.