Contrary to popular belief, Botox is not a snake venom. In reality, it is a very beneficial medication. There has been a perception of it in society as such. However, when this medicine is prepared in a laboratory setting and administered in the right dosage and location in a controlled manner, amazing results can be attained.
Who should do Botox?
Botox applications should be done by a qualified professional. A qualified aesthetic and plastic surgeon should definitely perform this procedure. Dermatologists can also do this work. The important thing here is that the person doing the job should be passionate about it; meaning, they should be doing it out of love and dedication. The results that can be obtained from people who have researched this field and have experience in it will be different from those of others.
How effective is Botox?
The duration of Botox effect is generally 8 months. This can show some variations. These variations are related to the body structure of the patient and therefore can show changes. It stops aging in the area it is applied to, but it never rejuvenates. It is important for our patients who want to have this procedure to know this.
Botox temporarily paralyzes the nerves in the area where it is applied. This is not medically harmful. Facial expressions may be lost due to the lack of muscle movement, but this disappears once the effects of the Botox wears off. There has been no harm to the body or skin as a result of Botox.
Is Botox for everyone?
Botox can be done on all patients with wrinkles and sagging. Age is not necessarily a factor here. Of course, older patients tend to have more of these symptoms, but there are also younger patients with genetically caused sagging or wrinkling on their face. Therefore, we cannot just say that it can only be applied to elderly patients.
Facial rejuvenation with botox
Botox is the most well-known non-surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation. Botox can be applied to any face, however, in some patients with facial wrinkles and deep furrows, botox must be supplemented with fillers or, if the furrows are too deep, surgical tightening must be performed.
Botox and fillers are often used in combination. However, as mentioned above, if the wrinkles and lines are very deep, face lifting surgery is preferred. Fillers and botox are like an inseparable duo, like ketchup and mayonnaise.
Therefore, these two treatments are commonly used together. This usage results in a visible rejuvenation. Of course, this is only temporary. However, some patients say that it is an advantage. I agree with them. That is, a person might not want to have the same face after a year. Maybe they will want to continue with surgery. This is why there is the freedom to always have different procedures done temporarily.