Facial Plastic Surgery

Botox and Filling

When it comes to facial aesthetic applications, the first thing that comes to mind is botox and filling. Botox and fillers often are stirred together. It is perceived as being used interchangeably. So in short, a lot of people know what works and what's wrong.

Let's give a few examples;

“Those who think their lips are inflated with botox”

“Those who think that Botox is made on the whole face and the whole face is stretched”

“Those who think that Botox can be used for face lifting”

This is all wrong by itself. So what's the truth? Let's try to explain briefly.

Botilinum toxin, shortly known as botox, is actually a drug that paralyzes muscles. Don't get me wrong when it's paralyzed. It prevents the movement of small muscles in the area where it is applied. When the muscle is not contracted, the skin covering the surface is not wrinkled.

So you've got an ironed shirt on. Wrinkles occur on the elbow of your shirt after a while because you bend your arm from the elbow area many times during the day. The logic is; If you do not bend your arm, the shirt does not wrinkle. Your arm; the muscles we restrict movement. The shirt is the skin that covers the muscle.

How's that on your face? Let us explain with an example; when you frown in the middle of both eyebrows; Consists of one or two lines perpendicular. Over the years, these lines will receive permanent status and causes skin wrinkles make you look older. If the movement of the muscles in the middle of your eyebrows is prevented with Botox, no streaks will occur on the skin. Skin aging is stopped for a while. This effect continues for about 5 months. So it is recyclable. If continuity is required, botox should be applied at 5-6 month intervals. If the skin streaks are too deep, complementary treatment with filler can be performed after botox application.

But if we do not repeat the botox application or leave it after a while, will our wrinkles increase? No, it certainly does not increase, the skin continues to aging from where it left off.

Filling is the process of replacing subcutaneous adipose tissue which decreases with aging. For filling, the fat tissue taken from yourself can be injected into the missing area of your face or synthetic material compatible with the tissue can be used. Permanence may vary depending on the filling material used and the place where it is applied. That is, the same filler has different durability in different regions for different periods.

 

PRP

Platelet rich plasma; platelets, white blood cells, white blood cells are all the same cell in different languages with different names.

So, what good is this platelet-rich plasma and where does it come from?

PRP; It is obtained by separating platelets (platelets-white blood cells) from the blood cells of the person. This separation is obtained by centrifugation of the collected blood. As a result of decomposition, besides platelets, growth factor is obtained by a number of factors that accelerate recovery and regeneration. In other words, the new solution contains white blood cells, growth factor and a number of factors that trigger regeneration. Therefore PRP can be used in many areas. Thanks to the factors that stimulate regeneration and collagen production, it has positive results in the region where it is applied.

 

Where is PRP used?

PRP can be used in many areas such as skin damage and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, joint degeneration. The restorative power of PRP is extensively utilized not only on the face but also on the neck, decollete and scalp area. PRP is the first solution that comes to mind especially in newly formed thin wrinkles such as around the lip area. It can be used to prevent premature aging of skin in smokers.

 

Is PRP any harm?

Since PRP is a solution obtained from the person's own blood, there is no allergy or side effects. Therefore it can be used safely.

 

How often can I or should I have PRP?

Although there is no clear timeframe, a single application cannot benefit. Therefore, a total of four sessions should be administered at two-week intervals. In order to maintain the effect, PRP should be repeated twice a year.