Is botox really a snake venom? If we knew it wrong

One of the questions most often exposed to speculation is; is Botox a snake venom? We have compiled some curious details about Botox.


Botox is one of the most preferred aesthetic applications in the world.


Botox, which is preferred by the vast majority of society today, is a method used in the medical field, especially aesthetic applications. It is applied to soften wrinkles by relaxing superficial muscles connected to the skin. Although it is not true that the people say that botox is a snake poison, it is actually a toxin that a bacterium produces for us.




Botox applied by experienced specialists is a reliable and easy method to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines that appear on the face. When botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected, the affected muscle temporarily becomes paralyzed or freezes.


Botox with a reducing effect on muscle function for 3 to 6 months is not snake venom. It is prepared by processing in laboratory conditions and is made from toxin derived from bacteria called ‘clostridium botulinum’.



Although Botox is used for aesthetic purposes today, its first use was to establish a treatment protocol in medical diseases. Botox is used in many medical and cosmetic fields today. It is applied to the forehead, middle of eyebrow, goose feet, lip circumference and neck area to reduce wrinkles and provide a tense appearance.


Apart from the medical aesthetic and cosmetic purpose, to block sweat glands in the treatment of excessive sweating, night gnashing, teeth grinding, correction of gummy smile pathology, in which the upper palate is extremely visible, overactive bladder, overactive bladder, in the treatment of diseases such as anal fissures, botox is performed in the treatment of muscle disorders such as migraine pain and cervical dystonia.



In the botox process applied by experienced experts, firstly the regions to be applied are determined and cleaned. Then, by injection of botox through the fine needle, the botulinum toxin temporarily inactivates the nerve endings and relaxes the muscles. The person does not feel any pain or pain during the application.


The effect begins in 3 days and sits in 10 days. The effect continues for 3 to 6 months, depending on the person. The muscles begin to move again over time, and the wrinkles appear again. It can be repeated at regular intervals to maintain the continuity of the action of botox.




Although Botox is generally considered a safe practice, it can have some side effects. The most common side effects include mild swelling at the injection site, redness and a temporary feeling of numbness. In rare cases, side effects such as a miscarriage in the eyelids, a fall in the eyebrows or a percent asymmetry may occur.





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