The abbreviated form of botulinum toxin is also the commercial name of the product. Botulinum Toxin is derived from a bacterium called Clostridium Botilinum. The toxin of this bacterium has 7 different serologic types. Type A is mostly used for cosmetic purposes. Its mechanism of action is to eliminate the lines by destroying the activity of the facial muscles that form facial lines. In this way, it differs from fillers. Its effect lasts up to 6 months. After the application, its effectiveness is fully revealed in 2 weeks. It is very effective on the line between the eyebrows, lines around the eyes (crow's feet lines) and forehead lines.
Side effects such as droopy eyelids and double vision may occur after the application, but these effects are not observed in careful applications at appropriate doses. If they occur, these effects are temporary like the Botox effect.
*** Apart from aesthetic applications, Botox is also used effectively in migraine treatment, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and muscle diseases.