Botox Injection for Wrinkles

Botox Injection for Wrinkles

Everything you need to know about Cosmetic Botox Injections

What is Botox? And why does it use it? 

Botox is the trade name for a material made from a bacteria that causes botulism called botulinum toxin. Although Botox is a potent poison, it is approved for many treatments, provided it is used correctly.

For several decades, this substance is used for medical reasons to treat certain muscular conditions,


  • Chronic migraine.
  • Hyperhidrosis.
  • Bladder dysfunction.
  • Misaligned eye.
  • Blepharospasms.
  • Neck spasms.

In early 2002, This substance was approved to be used for cosmetic purposes.

So, the question is, what is cosmetic Botox, and how does it work?
In aesthetics, it is one of the most desired treatments for those who want to remove the signs of age and prevent new lines and wrinkles from occurring in the future.

It helps to treat forehead lines, frown lines, and lines around the eye.

Cosmetic Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the facial muscles to relax the muscle tension on the skin and, as a result relaxing and softening the wrinkles and lines.

Who are the right candidates for facial Botox injections?

Cosmetic Botox- can be used for people who are between 18 to 65.
However, not all people are candidates for this type of injection.

Doctors do not recommend it if you:

  • Have an allergy to any of the Botox ingredients.
  • If you have a skin infection or other problem in the injection site.
  • Have any diseases that affect the muscles or nerves.
  • If you have breathing problems, like asthma.
  • Have swallowing problems.
  • Have a plan to undergo facial surgery or have had anyone.

Furthermore, it is better not to undergo this injection if you plan to have a child, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Keep safe, and you can get it at any time.

What should you expect during the consultation before the injections?

What should you expect during the consultation before the injections?

During the meeting, you need to tell your plastic surgeon about your goals, medical status, used medications, and allergies against medicines.

Furthermore, it would be best to inform your surgeon about any past treatment with fillers, Botox, laser, or other facial procedures.

While your surgeon will:

  • Evaluate your health status.
  • Examine your face.
  • Discuss the results of performing this procedure, risks, and complications.
  • Ask you to stop some medications several days before the procedure, like muscle relaxants, sleeping aids, and blood thinners, to avoid complications.

It is essential when getting any treatment; you feel safe in the hands of experienced specialists. So, it would be best to ask all questions to ensure the procedure is being done correctly and safely.

At the end of the consultation, your surgeon will be able to determine whether Botox injection is suitable for your needs, achieve your goals and the expected results.

At HayatMed clinic, our dermatologists are skilled in achieving the most natural results with injections. To find out which you are the right candidate for it, book your free consultation now. 

What should you expect during the injection? 

Cosmetic Botox is injected into facial muscles, where it blocks nerve signals to those muscles.

The muscle activity that causes the frown lines is decreased, and a smoother look results. Without contracting muscles under the skin, wrinkles are difficult to form.

During the procedure, the nurse will be clean your face, and then the specialist will inject Botox with a fine needle in different places, depending on the area being treated.

He or she will ask you to move the muscles in your face to find the best points for the injection.

This procedure is a simple non-surgical procedure and is typically performed in outpatient clinics; it takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia.

Is facial Botox injection painful?

Any injection may be painful. However, Botox is usually injected by a very tiny needle so that the pain will often be minimal.

Furthermore, the injection sites can be numbed with a topical cream twenty minutes before the procedure, so it will also help reduce the pain.

After the injection, you may not feel comfortable once the effect of the anesthetic cream has finished, but this feeling will fade after hours.

What are Botox side effects? 

There are some side effects associated with it, although it is rare for anybody to experience all of them,


  • Pain at the injection site.
  • Facial skin infection.
  • Inflammation.
  • Swelling, redness, bleeding, and bruising. 
  • Numbness.
  • Allergic reactions include wheezing, asthma, itching, dizziness, a rash, and faintness). 
  • Dry mouth.
  • Fatigue.
  • Headache or neck pain.
  • Droopy eyelids.
  • Muscle spasms.

Furthermore, Sometimes, Botox can spread a little away from the purposed injection site, which affects surrounding tissues.

For instance, if you get injections into the forehead close to your upper eyelids or your eyebrows, they may be affected and may also droop for a short time.

Experienced doctors know the proper sites of injection to avoid complications such as droopy eyelids. It emphasizes the importance of finding a doctor who has long experience with giving the injections. 

At HayatMed, we have the best surgeon in the cosmetic procedures field in Turkey. They can help you to achieve stunning results and avoid medical mistakes.

Here are some of the advice that can minimize or prevent most of the side effects:

  • Make sure that your doctor is experienced with this type of injection. For instance, a salon stylist is not the right person to administer Botox. 
  • Before the injections, you should tell your doctor about any health problems you have in addition to medications, vitamins, or other supplements you take, since some compounds with Botox may cause serious complications.
  • You should follow your doctor’s pre-and post-procedure instructions very carefully.
  • You should inform your specialist if you experience any side effects, especially those that won’t go away.

How long does the injections result last? 

How long does the injections result last?

The effects of facial Botox injections can last three to six months or more, based on several factors like the patient’s age and lifestyle, the used technique for injections, and others.

When muscle movement gradually returns, the wrinkles and lines begin to reappear.

However, they often appear less severe due to the muscles are shrinking.
Once the results start to fade, you will need to repeat the injection.

What is the approximate cost for Botox injection?

Botox Cosmetic injections cost differs; it depends on the provider performing the injection, the required amount of the substance, and the geographic location of the clinic.

The best way to get an exact estimate is to meet your plastic doctor to check your condition. He or she can determine the estimated price after the consultation.

Recently, Turkey has become one of the best destinations for people who intend to undergo cosmetic procedures.

There, you can get distinct medical services from experienced doctors besides the moderate prices. 

With HayatMed, for medical services, you can get both high experience in terms of cosmetic procedures and competitive costs at the same time.

Contact us now and get the exact Botox injections cost according to your condition.

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