Botulinum Toxin Type A and B
It contains Botulinum Toxin Type A and B, produced by using bacteria in laboratory environment. By immobilizing the transmission of muscle and skin; its basic function is to prevent the dynamic lines which occur as a result of muscle movement. Most common cosmetic uses of Botulinum Toxin Type A and B treatment are for the frown lines between eye brows, forehead lines, crow’s feet lines and for the lines that appear in the neck area.
Each face expression occurs by a movement of a muscle. When contracted, the muscles shorten and this results as lines on the skin that covers these muscles. At younger ages these lines are not explicit however by the effect of age, sun, genetic and environmental factors the skin loses its elasticity and thus the lines become permanent and more visible. Botulinum Toxin Type A and B cuts the interaction of the muscle with the nerve and prevents the contraction of the muscle. In this way, it provides the fading of current lines and prevents the occurring of new wrinkles which makes us look angry or tired even when we are not so.
The procedure does not require anesthesia or any recovery time. The patient can return to the daily activities right after the injection.
After the skin is cleansed, an appropriate amount of medicine is injected by very thin needles to the designated points as a result of a preliminary examination. There are 43 muscles in our facial area. The most critical point of the Botulinum Toxin Type A and B process is targeting only the muscles that cause the wrinkles in the face. This process inevitably results in unwanted situations when applied by individuals that lack anatomical knowledge and necessary licenses such as plastic surgery and expertize of dermatology.
It is important to avoid from activities like massage, going to sauna and hot springs, taking very hot showers that could cause the medicine to seep out from the implemented area.
The first effects take place in the first few days after the implementation however the full effect is observed in 7 to 10 days. Even though it depends of the personal differences, seizing in time the activity can last up to the 6th month after the implementation. Botulinum Toxin Type A and B is currently the safest, quickest and practical method in the prevention of dynamic wrinkles.