Botox is the procedure most often performed by those who want to catch the glow of youth or regain the skin of a few years ago. It is also known as “Botulinum Toxin”. So what is Botulinum toxin?
It is a protein substance produced by a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. Thanks to this substance, the communication between the muscles stops for a while and thus the visible wrinkles are closed. In other words, botulinum toxin blocks the secretory substance transmitted through the nerve endings for a while.
After the question of what is botulinum toxin, curious questions and explanations about botox are given below.
Is Botulinum Toxin Safe?
Botulinum toxin is a safe method. It is a medicine approved both by the Ministry of Health in our country and in dozens of other countries (more than 70 countries). Used for over 20 years to treat millions of people, it is one of the treatments that targets the muscles and sweat glands and produces a temporary result. It is temporary and not all muscles in the body are targeted when Botox is applied. Only the treated area is affected.
What is the Duration of Effect of Botulinum Toxin?
While botulinum toxin application creates a permanent effect for an average of 3-4 months when it is first applied, this period can be longer in the second or more applications. After the Botox effect is over, the movement of the muscles gradually starts and after a while it is restored. In regular applications, the skin will wrinkle less and the effect of botulinum toxin will last longer due to the fact that muscle movements are not used frequently and are not in motion.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Work?
Temporary restriction of movement occurs in the area where Botox is applied. This reduces muscle mobility in the applied area and prevents wrinkles caused by the muscle. When used to prevent sweating, it also reduces sweating by suppressing the sweat glands here.