Is Botox injection in Turkey the right treatment for your facial skin?

With age, your facial skin will be weakened, losing its original volume and elasticity. You will experience wrinkles all over your face; horizontal creases will spread over your forehead, and crow's feet develop around your eyes, which makes you look exhausted and older. 

However, you don't have to worry anymore, you have a powerful option to change everything completely. Botox injection is your ideal treatment to restore the youthfulness of your face and enhance your beauty again! 

What is Botox injection?

Botox injection is an effective cosmetic treatment to reduce facial wrinkles, fine lines around your eyes, and forehead creases, giving a firm and refreshed skin look. Botox is a Botulinum toxin that can block the signals from the nerves, which contract the facial muscles, eliminating or minimizing the wrinkles.

Botox injection is a minimally invasive procedure carried out under local anesthesia and lasts for 3 to 6 months. Usually, the procedure targets the upper half of the face.

Who is a good candidate for Botox injection?

If you are the right candidate for Botox injection, you should :

  • Be in good health, you have no chronic or immune system or neurological diseases.

  • Not have a skin infection or allergy condition. 

  • You suffer from forehead creases and fine lines around the eyes.

  • Not be pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • You want to have youthful and tight facial skin.

  • Not be a smoker.

  • Botox injection cannot work out for sun damage or deep creases. 

Pre-operative instructions for Botox injection

To carry out a Botox injection successfully, the patient should:

  • Avoid blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, and Vitamin E, for two weeks before the procedure. Blood thinners can increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure.

  • Stop smoking for at least a month before Botox injection.

  • Stay away from drinking alcohol for a week before the treatment.

  • Stop using Retin-A for two days before the treatment.

  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, or tweezing two days before the injection.

  • The patient should not perform Botox injection for at least a week if he has carried out a laser, chemical peel, or any active dermal response procedure

  • Remove his makeup before the procedure.


How does Botox injection work? 

Botox injection blocks the nerve signals to prevent the muscles from shrinking, so the facial wrinkles will be eliminated. The process involves:

  • The doctor begins by assessing the facial skin to define the areas of your face that will be treated.

  • Then, the doctor will clean the patient's face with the antibacterial and numb the treatment areas with local anesthesia to prevent any pain that might discomfort the patient.

  • In the end, the doctor will start injecting the target areas of the facial skin with Botox strategically using a thin needle. The whole injection process often takes around 15 minutes, depending on the facial skin situation.

Post-operative instructions for Botox injection? 

Here are some important post-operative recommendations to ensure better results and reduce the risk of any possible complications. Typically, the results are seen fully after 2 to 3 weeks. The patient should:

  • Not rub or massage his face after the treatment for 3 days.

  • Stay upright for 4 hours directly after the treatment.

  • Avoid direct sun or high heat for three days after the injection.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise, sunbathing, and sauna for 2 days after the procedure.

  • Stop smoking or consuming alcohol for 24 hours after the injection.

  • Take the medications prescribed by the doctor. 

  • Avoid other skin treatments, such as laser, chemical peel, and fillers.

Botox injection side effects

Botox injection i relatively safe, but it might include some possible side effects: 

  • Pain at the injection site

  • Swelling and bruising at the injection location

  • Headache.

  • Eye dryness or eye watering excessively. 

  • Droopy eyelids.

How much does botox injection cost in Turkey?

Botox injection cost varies depending on several factors, such as the quality of materials used, the qualification of the doctor, and more. Generally, the average cost of botox injection in Turkey is between $150 and $450.