What is Botulinum Toksin Type A?
Botulinum Toksin Type A is derived from a bacteria called Clostridium Botulinum. It is an exotoxin obtained from this bacteria in laboratory environment.
How Botulinum Toksin Type A affects?
Botulinum Toksin Type A prevents swing of the materials which provides conduction in the nerve endings. Botulinum Toksin Type A takes its effect by stopping electrical conduction between nerves and muscles or sweat glands which are stimulated by nerves. Stopping nerve swing provides decreasing functionality of the organ which the nerve stimulated or provides completely losing it.
If Botulinum Toksin Type A affects nerves, does it affect my other muscles?
Botulinum Toksin Type A shows its effect just on the part which is injected on. It does not systemically affect the other muscles. To have systemically effective Botulinum Toksin Type A, the necessary dosage is 40000 unit. We only use 50 units of Botulinum Toksin Type A in a session.
What is the purpose of Botulinum Toksin Type A?
Botulinum Toksin Type A is mostly used for removing wrinkles on the face and solve the problem of hyperhidrosis in the armpit, hands and foot.
Over time, due to mimic muscle activities on face, skin curves which covers them become apparent and dynamic lines come up. These lines are mostly seen on forehead, glabella, around lips and eyes. When the activity of the mimic muscles are weakened by implementing Botulinum Toksin Type A on them, skin folding due to muscle activity and lines appeared due to folding are also weakened. Forehead and eye area lines which give an old look to the person and lines between eyebrows which give a nervous and beetle browed look are reduced.
HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT WITH Botulinum Toksin Type A
Action of sweat glands can be decreased by using Botulinum Toksin Type A which stops the conduction between sweat glands and nerve endings. Some people suffer from hyperhidrosis occurred on palms and armpits during their social and business life. This problem can be solved by implementing Botulinum Toksin Type A on these parts of the body.
Hidrosis is a natural and physiological for body. Especially in summer, number of people who suffer from Hydrosis is increasing. However, some special group of people complain about hyperhidrosis in both winter and summer. In fact, they are afraid of shaking hands and wearing suit in an important meeting.
Hyperhidrosis which is a disease, is encountered in one percentage of the society.
Is this treatment applied on hands and feet?
It can absolutely be applied on hands and feet with local anesthesia.
How much longer the effect of hyperhidrosis treatment lasts?
The effect of this treatment can be seen upon the following year. However, according to statistical data while the success rate is 83% in 8 months, the success rate decreases to 70% after 8 months. If needed, the patient is asked to come for a control session after 15 days to implement Botulinum Toksin Type A on where is missing.
Even though some points are missed, some patients accept to keep the Botulinum Toksin as it applied. Some of them prefer hidrosis to be on one or two points on armpits instead of a dry armpit.
Can effect of Botulinum Toksin Type A be seen immediately after the application?
No. Effect of Botulinum Toksin Type A can be seen on through 48-72 hours. The whole effect can be seen in 14 days.
How much longer the effect of Botulinum Toksin Type A lasts?
When first applied on wrinkles on the face, its effect lasts approximately 4.5-6 months. With repetitive applications, the effect lasts to 8-10 months.
When first applied on armpits, hidrosis is regulated for 10-12 months. With repetitive applications, this period is tend to last from 16 to 18 months.
Why Botulinum Toksin Type A is not a single application?
Botulinum Toksin Type A is connected to the nerve cells irreversibly. Such position of the Botulinum Toksin Type A means that its effect on the nerve ending is continuous. However, this is not the case in practice. In time, gemmation, which means the formation of new nerve endings, occurs on the nerve which the Botulinum Toksin Type A is connected; therefore, impact of the Botulinum Toksin Type A decreases.
Are there any benefits of regular Botulinum Toksin Type A applications?
When patients, whom applied Botulinum Toksin Type A 5 or 6 times regularly, continue the application in the same regularity, since a significant weakening occurred on mimic muscles which creates the wrinkles, the time of effect of Botulinum Toksin Type A lasts longer and Botulinum Toksin Type A is implemented on long intervals.
If I stop to have Botulinum Toksin Type A, do my wrinkles get worse?
No. On the contrary, when you stop to have Botulinum Toksin Type A, since a significant weakening occurred on mimic muscles, wrinkles will decrease further.
What should I pay attention to when having Botulinum Toksin Type A?
Botulinum Toksin Type A meets the expectations of the patients if it is applied by an experienced doctor. However, Botulinum Toksin Type A should not be applied on every patient and every wrinkle. As some people may have a worse look after a Botulinum Toksin Type A application, it should not be applied on these people or an injection should be applied only on the proper parts. Moreover, if you choose a doctor who applied a large number of Botulinum Toksin Type A and different types of Botulinum Toksin Type A, side effect risk would be minimized.
Who cannot have Botulinum Toksin Type A?
Botulinum Toksin Type A should not be implemented on people who have a disease related with neural or muscular system (Eaton-Lambert Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis etc.) or pregnant women.
What kind of side effects of Botulinum Toksin Type A can occur?
After Botulinum Toksin Type A application, temporal redness or protuberances can be seen on the parts injected. These problems get better in a short time. Sometimes, temporal swelling or empurpling and rarely temporal dermatochalases can be seen.
Is Botulinum Toksin Type A a venom?
No. Botulinum Toksin Type A is a medicine which is protein-based and produced and refined from a special kind of a bacteria.
Is Botulinum Toksin Type A an approved medicine by the Ministry of Health?
In the treatment of wrinkles between eyebrows, the first and only refined neurotoxin complex approved by the Ministry of Health is Botulinum Toksin Type A. Using Botulinum Toksin Type A in this indication is approved by FDA in USA as well as it is approved by the authorized organizations in EU.
Is it possible to remove the wrinkles and have the same effect with creams instead of having Botulinum Toksin Type A injection?
No, this is not possible. Botulinum Toksin Type A is injected into a muscle by a doctor. However, creams are used directly onto the skin. Therefore, creams have a superficial effect. Creams and Botulinum Toksin Type A have different mechanism of action. While Botulinum Toksin Type A removes dynamic wrinkles effectively, creams should be used on superficial thin wrinkles. Creams which are effective on the skin and medicines injected into the muscles should not be confused. Creams provide skin nourishment, moisturizing and acceleration of collagen production. They are superficial and they soften the appearance of wrinkles.
As to Botulinum Toksin Type A, it relaxes the muscles which caused wrinkles and prevents new wrinkle formation on the skin for a while.
There is a rumor that having Botulinum Toksin Type A loses the facial expressions, is it true?
No, it is not true. This situation depends on the doctor and requests of the patient. On the contrary, there is no need to have an expressionless face after having Botulinum Toksin Type A. Most of the stage actresses and actors want to use their mimics after Botulinum Toksin Type A application. It is possible to satisfy this request by using appropriate dosage and choosing appropriate parts to inject Botulinum Toksin Type A. Some prefer to have lifted eyebrows, some do not. For some people, it is important to remove the crow’s feet or wrinkles between eyebrows.
Is face swelling after Botulinum Toksin Type A application?
No. Filling applications on face are often confused with Botulinum Toksin Type A. Botulinum Toksin Type A is not a filling material. It does not swell the face.
Is Botulinum Toksin Type A used on lips?
Yes but it is not used for filling the lips. However, it is effective on the wrinkles which are around the lip area called perioral.
If I do not continue having Botulinum Toksin Type A, do my wrinkles get worse?
No. Wrinkles return to the former state slowly before the treatment.
Does Botulinum Toksin Type A is common in other countries compared to our country?
2.200.000 Botulinum Toksin Type A application were injected just in USA in 2003. In our country, tens of thousands of Botulinum Toksin Type A application are injected every year.
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