Botulinum toxin application in the face area has two purposes; The first is the correction of the existing lines, the second is the prevention of the lines that will form. It is frequently used to correct the lines between the eyebrows, forehead and crow’s feet. In addition, it is used to correct the appearance of gums (gummy smile) that occurs during laughing, to correct the appearance of cobblestone in the jaw, to reduce the drooping of the nose tip and to raise the eyebrow tip. The duration of the procedure is approximately 15 minutes, and the pain remains at a minimum thanks to the topical anesthetic cream used before the procedure. Contrary to what is known, the permanence period is not 6 months, but between 2 months and 5 months. Generally, applications are made every 4 months. Rarely, the duration of effect may be less than 2 months in people who are applied. Ineffectiveness is very rare.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is an important problem that reduces the quality of life of the person. Successful results are often obtained with botulinum toxin treatment in armpit, hand and foot sweating. Hand and foot applications are painful, and armpit applications are less painful. Activity periods are between 3 months and 5 months, and applications made in April-May can be effective throughout the summer.
Jaw clenching (bruxism) is a problem that occurs especially during sleep and can cause tooth loss over time. As a result of botulinum toxin applied to the masticatory muscle (maseter muscle), excessive jaw tightening is reduced and normal chewing function is returned. The permanence period is between 2 months and 5 months.
Botulinum toxin application is beneficial in reducing horizontal lines and vertical bands on the neck and can be combined with other applications.