How Does Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Work?


By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Zahide Eris, MD

How Does Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Work?

Dermatology Specialist Dr. Zahide Eris gave information about the botox treatment process.
Zahide Eris
Before starting the treatment, a preliminary consultation is made, the areas where botox will be applied are determined and whether the person is suitable for the treatment is determined.

Botox treatment is done by following the following steps:

botox steps

  • In the preliminary consultation of the patient; Complaints such as sweating, migraine, wrinkles and lines in the face area are listened to and necessary determinations are made.

  • The type of botox drug is determined according to the degree of the problem. In addition, the width of the treatment area and the criteria that affect the treatment are evaluated.

  • Botox drug is opened in front of the patient's eye and placed in the injector. Thus, it can be seen by the patient that all procedures to be performed are performed in a sterile environment.

  • Antiseptic cream is applied to the area to be applied for local anesthesia. The excess cream is removed with a sterile cloth. The area where the botox injection will be applied must be dry and clean.

How is Botox Injected?

botox injection

  • The area where the treatment will be made is marked with a special pen. The purpose of marking is to ensure that botulinum toxin, which is obtained from "Clostiridium Botulinum" bacteria, which is produced in a controlled manner in laboratories, is evenly distributed all over the skin.

  • A small amount of botox medicine is injected into the determined areas. The treatment will be completed in approximately 15-20 minutes in this way.

  • To the treatment areas; Medical creams are applied to prevent redness, mild swelling and small bleeding in the injection areas. In addition, cold compresses are applied.

botox before after
The effects of the procedure are not observed in the first 2 weeks. After two weeks, the effects of the procedure are obvious.

The effect of Botox treatment is approximately 6 months. After 2 or 3 botox sessions, the need for botox treatment is felt at longer intervals.

Written on 20/09/2019


Last Update: 15/11/2022

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