Hyaluronic acid is used as a filler for irregularities and holes on the face. This material is specially manufactured and is anti-allergenic, and its very high water retention capabilities provide great filling where it is injected. I generally use Juvederm. The operation is performed under local anesthesia. The operation is usally painless. The operation takes approximately 20 minutes. The patients can go on their daily lives after the operation. The most frequent operation is lip filling. Filling is performed according to your lips' structure and your desired dimensions. It is persistant for 8 months - 1 year, and has to be applied again afterwards.
Botox is a medical protein that is obtained from the bacterium "Clostridium botulinum." This protein has been actually used for eye and neurological disorder treatments for a long time. It immobilizes the area of application for a short period. It has seen cosmetic usage in the last 10 years to eliminate wrinkles. Botox application is usually confused with filling applications. Botox is mostly used for wrinkles on the face, for some muscle and mimic problems or in the treatment of migraine.
It affects the muscle and nerve connections of the small muscle groups on which the application is made, and blocks them. This prevents the muscle from contracting. As a result, while the muscle bundle remains wrinkle-free, muscles without botox continue to work and maintain the mimics and expressions of the face.
The application consists of injecting a small amount of botox to certain points of the face through a small needle. The botox material is tranparent, and is applied after being diluted with serum. Materials that are used for dilution may vary depending on the doctor. It is especially used for eye and forehead wrinkles. The operation takes 20 minutes. Its effects areobserved in the first 15 minutes. The primary effect matures in 2 weeks. It is applied in sessions, and has to be reapplied in 6 to 8 months.