Botulinum Toxin Application
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.
Today, substances such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, polycaprolactone and poly-L-lactic acid are used for filling purposes. Among them, hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used, and it is used in almost every region of the face. Nose, lip, cheekbone, chin, nasolabial, temple and forehead are the areas where successful results are obtained for filling. Filling applications must be done by specially trained physicians in places with health institutions (such as hospitals, polyclinics and clinics). Be sure to ask your doctor for the sticker containing the brand, expiry date and Lot number of the filler used, and keep it. It is very important to know about the previously used filler material in the next application.
Breast and hips are the areas that filling is frequently done, although they are not preferred much often because of their short duration and high cost. It can be an alternative for people who do not want surgery. Successful results are obtained in body parts with asymmetry and atrophy (shrinkage).
It is a method that has been used for many years to reduce the effects of aging on the face. There are ready-made mesotherapy products consisting of various active ingredients to reduce wrinkles on the skin, increase moisture and tightening. These are applied into the facial skin in 4-10 sessions at intervals of 7-15 days by means of thin and short needle tips. Successful results can be achieved in increasing and protecting skin quality. Much more successful results are obtained by combining botulinum toxin with filler and laser applications. Pain during the application is at an acceptable level.
Mesotherapy products consisting of single or combined active ingredient mixtures are used for tightening, cellulite, cracks and regional thinning. It is applied in 10 sessions with 7-10 days intervals. It can be easily combined with other applications. Pain is at an acceptable level.
PRP is made by injecting the platelet-rich plasma obtained by centrifugation of the person’s own blood to the face. Various growth factors secreted from platelets create a bio-revitalization (skin regeneration) effect on the skin. More successful results are obtained when combined with methods such as fractional laser and chemical peeling. Generally, sessions are in the form of 6-10 applications with 2-3 week intervals.
PRP is a method frequently used in male pattern hair loss (andro-genetic alopecia). It is also frequently used to improve the quality of transplanted hair after hair transplantation. Generally, the sessions are in the form of 6-10 sessions with an interval of 2 weeks.
Medical Laser Applications
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional laser is an effective laser system used in the treatment of acne scars, scars, skin rejuvenation and cracks. It is preferred among other methods due to its low side effects and short recovery time. Thanks to the fractional CO2 laser, it can be safely applied to much deeper tissues with a wavelength of 10650 nm. The laser process takes an average of 10-15 minutes for the entire face.
Q-Switch Nd:YAG Laser
It is frequently used to increase collagen in the skin and to reduce pores and skin blemishes. In addition to these, it is a type of laser used for removing unwanted tattoos and permanent make-up. During the application, the tattoo ink absorbs the laser light and is broken into small pieces by the effect of the laser energy. These parts are then collected and destroyed by the body’s scavenger cells. Although the sessions vary from person to person, they take 3-10 sessions at 3-4 week intervals.
It is an FDA-approved device with a wavelength of 1927 nm, which provides fast and effective results in melasma (pregnancy spot), solar-lentigo (age spot), fine wrinkles, scar treatment and anti-aging applications. Since it provides an effect by protecting the upper layer of the skin, it provides a significantly faster recovery compared to CO2 and erbium laser. The results are much more effective with the use of an active substance containing resveratrol, retinol, vitamin C and tranexemic acid produced in nano-molecular structure.
The Alexandrite Laser device applies a wavelength of 755 nanometers. Thanks to the dynamic cooling system, the feeling of pain is almost non-existent. Since the laser light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair structure and targets the hair root and melanin in milliseconds in each application, it can only be used on light skin and dark hair due to its technical features. Successful results are obtained in people in this skin group.
Thread Face Lift Application
With age, our face begins to descend and the oval of the face begins to deteriorate. PDO (polydiaxanone) threads are often used to reverse this effect. These threads are made of the same material as the threads used in surgery and have fine notches on them. These are placed under the skin with special apparatus called cannula. The ends of the threads are pulled upwards and the suspending is done upwards on the skin. While the threads placed under the skin are melted by the body within months, the suspension period created on the skin lasts up to 1 year. Although the melting time of some threads is much longer, the suspension times on the leather are the same as PDO threads. The application time is about 15-20 minutes. When local anesthesia is applied before the application, the feeling of pain is low.