What is Botox?
Botox is one of the most applied plastic surgery procedures today. Botox, which is widely used to eliminate wrinkles is one of the most advantageous procedures due to its effect period of 4-6 months.
This procedure, which is applied in a very short time and completed in 10-15 minutes with an ambulatory treatment, is a procedure that cleans wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, neck, mimic lines, and lines that appear with age.
Botox seems quite natural when applied by experts and experienced people. Person can use his gestures comfortably in the Botox process applied with the right method, and if he prefers a more natural Botox application, his mimic lines may remain light. In such processes, it cannot be understood that Botox is performed from the outside.
No pain or ache is felt after Botox application. Patients can return to normal business life immediately after the application. You should not go to sports, hairdresser, or sauna on the day of Botox.
Apart from this, it is recommended not to go to the pool for 3 days for hygiene reasons. On the same day, attention should be paid to the sleeping position and not to lie down in the inclined position. The full effect of Botox is completely noticeable in 5 to 7 days.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox blocks the release of substances that provide transmission at nerve endings for a period. It also acts by temporarily stopping electrical conduction between the nerves and the muscles or sweat glands it stimulates.
Botox act only on the injected area. It has been used since ancient times not only for the removal of wrinkles, but also for the treatment of armpit sweats, neurological problems and for therapeutic purposes in different medical conditions. Botox allows the lines that have settled on the face to be completely opened over the years.
However, it provides the correction of the lines that have not yet settled on the face but become evident with repetitive muscle movements.
Treatment of Facial Wrinkles with Botox
Botox is one of the most widely used and applied methods for cleaning, opening, and obtaining a youthful appearance of facial wrinkles.
Because of the work of the facial mimic muscles, the skin folds that cover it over the years become deeper and more pronounced as time passes.
Because of this, dynamic lines appear on the face. These are most seen around the forehead, between the eyebrows, the edge of the eyes and the lips. By applying Botox to the mimic muscles, the work of these muscles is weakened.
In this way, the treatment of wrinkle problems caused by folding of the skin with muscle movements provided.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatment with Botox
Botox, one of the most effective treatment methods for people with excessive sweating problems stops the transmission between sweat glands and nerve endings. In this way, it supports the sweat glands to work in a more controlled manner.
Botox is one of the most frequently used solutions by both men and women, especially for some people, as excessive sweating causes serious problems in both social life and business life.
How Long Is Botox Effective?
When Botox is first applied for wrinkles on the face, its effect is approximately between 4-6 months. With repeated applications, the duration of action is prolonged. For armpit sweating, it provides an effect for approximately 10-12 months.
With repeated applications, this period extends up to 16-18 months. The effect does not begin immediately after Botox is applied. Its effect begins to be seen after 48 hours.
Migraine is one of the health problems that reduce the quality of life considerably and cannot be understood by those who do not experience it. Although there are various treatment methods for migraine, one of the most common health problems, there is no serious improvement. Especially the drugs used or different treatment methods such as dark room-potato compress do not support migraine relief.
Botox is an old treatment method that is generally known to be used for the treatment of skin wrinkles. It has been used for treatment in many different areas from neurological problems to various surgical methods.
Although the most popular is for facial wrinkles, it is also applied in many areas from obesity treatment to migraine. Botox treatment is also applied to prevent migraine attacks.
What are the Symptoms of Migraine?
Migraine can manifest itself with many different symptoms. It decreases the quality of life, especially with a serious headache. In addition, migraine symptoms are:
Pain in the temples and behind the eyes,
Diarrhea or constipation
Swelling in the abdomen
Sensitivity to light,
Hypersensitivity to sound,
Sudden transitions of emotions.
Migraine can also be triggered by external factors such as the patient’s inability to pay attention to himself or not drinking enough water. Migraine can be triggered by reasons such as the patient’s hunger for a long time, sleep irregularities, entering an excessively lighted environment, uncontrolled sports, psychological factors, or alcohol consumption.
There are also types and levels of migraine. In first level migraine, the patient experiences rare migraine attacks. There is a maximum of 3 attacks per month. In second level migraine, there are a maximum of 8 attacks per month.
The most critical point is when the patient starts to have more than 12 attacks per month. Depending on the condition of the patient, the frequency and order of migraine Botox application are also determined. Thanks to the application of Botox in migraine treatment, the working of the muscles that cause migraine is relaxed.
The working speed of the muscles that contract and relax determines the severity of migraine attacks. Botox helps to slow down and calm these muscles and minimize migraine attacks.
Does Migraine Pain Relieve with Botox?
Migraine is not a headache. Migraine is a neurological health problem. Headaches seen in the context of migraine occur frequently and at severe intervals. Drugs used especially in chronic migraine problems are not effective when used frequently. Botox is one of the effective solutions for migraine pain.
First, the patient should be analyzed and examined in chronic migraine problem. Detection of the muscles that cause pain is made. With the restriction of the movements of these muscles, migraine pains are seriously reduced, and the pain subsides. In the treatment of migraine through Botox, the muscles that cause pain are relaxed.
It has been found that approximately 70 percent of the patients who have been treated with migraine Botox have reduced migraine attacks by up to 80 percent. However, Botox should be applied at regular intervals for the effect to continue.
Who Can Get Migraine Botox?
For the application of migraine Botox, the patient must be treated by a doctor and it must be decided that he is a suitable candidate. It is especially applied to patients who do not respond to drug treatments and other treatments. The success rate is very high in chronic migraine patients who have more than 10 migraine attacks in a month.
Who Cannot Get Migraine Botox?
For the application of migraine Botox, the patient must be examined by a doctor. If the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding, it is not a suitable candidate for migraine Botox. In order for the patient to receive this treatment, her hormonal development must be completed, and her health status must be appropriate.