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By Ece Yalcin • Medical review by Zahide Eris, MD on February 04, 2021

What is Botox ?

What is a Botox?

Botox is a protein made from botulinum toxin type A derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Injections done with Botox may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the skin by blocking chemical signals from nerves.

The cosmetic use of Botox injections is very usual and popular among people over 30 years old. However, Botox can treat multiple health issues other than cosmetic problems.

Botox treatment in Turkey costs between $60 US and $135 US, and the average price you pay for a Botox session in Turkey is $100 US.


İstanbul has the most well-known doctors and luxurious clinics, and because of this, the city is one of the most popular destinations for foreign patients. A usual Botox costs $120 US in İstanbul. 

Baby Botox is the same treatment as traditional Botox. The difference is the dosage of injections, which is smaller in Baby Botox. The results of baby Botox are much more natural than the results of usual Botox.

Botox is a very preferred cosmetic procedure. Botox injections can treat the lines between eyebrows and other facial wrinkles.

A masseter Botox, also known as jaw Botox, can reshape the chin and treat teeth grinding. Botox lip flip, Botox brow lift, and Botox under eyes are common treatments that Botox injections can do.

Even though it is a popular cosmetic procedure, Botox can treat much more than facial wrinkles. Doctors can treat excessive sweating, lazy eye syndrome, neck spasms, eyelid spasms and migraine with Botox injections.

Both Botox injections and dermal fillers help reduce the ageing process. The wrinkles and lines on your face require different approaches. Your doctor will decide which treatment is better for your skin problems.

Dysport is another protein derived from the same bacterium as Botox. Dysport has a higher diffusion rate compared to Botox. Because of this, it is a better solution for forehead lines. The results of both treatments last 4 to 6 months. There is no significant difference between the two brands.

Botox is a drug that doctors use to treat lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox injections filled with botulinum toxin reduce signs of ageing and prevent causing wrinkles by paralyzing the muscles.  

When painkillers and other treatment options are useless for migraine, Botox injections may help reduce migraine pain. Botox injections weaken the muscles by blocking nerve signals. Botox for migraines includes multiple Botox injections to 7 different spots on the forehead.


Botox treatments are easy to apply, and doctors do the injections in the office or clinic.
A session takes about 40 minutes.
Botox injections can treat many things and reduce the signs of ageing.
There is no downtime after getting injections.


The results are not permanent.
Overuse of the injections may cause a frozen face which prevents certain facial expressions such as smiling and frowning.

Botox injections are less invasive, and the risk of occurring side effects is low. If you choose a well-known doctor who knows the procedure, you can have satisfying results. Pain, swelling and bruising are the most common side effects.

Hair Botox is a restorative hair treatment that repairs damaged hair by coating the fiber of your hair with a filler. The results of hair Botox are not permanent.

The results of Botox treatments generally last 4 to 6 months, and after that, patients need to have new injections. The longevity of Botox is different for each patient, but generally, patients repeat the session twice a year.

Every healthy man and woman older than 18 years old can have Botox injections. Pregnant or nursing women should wait until they stop breastfeeding.

Botox treatments require almost no downtime. You need to follow some recommendations after having a Botox session.

  • Avoid heavy exercises for a few days.

  • Avoid washing your face and do make up for two days.

  • Use a high pillow that lifts your head.

  • Wait at least a week for your care routines as eyebrow removal or hair coloring.

  • Avoid swimming in pools to prevent infection risk. Avoid exposing your face to sunlight, using the sauna and Turkish bath for a week.


Doctors numb the area before they do the Botox injections. The numbing creams stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain. Patients generally feel no pain when the doctors do the injections. 

There is no chance to reverse Botox injections. If you don't like Botox results, you have to wait until the Botox injection goes away from your face.

Turkey is one of the most visited health destinations in the world. Foreign patients come to the country to have different treatments. Cosmetic treatments are also very preferred among foreign patients. Having a Botox treatment in Turkey has many advantages.

Botox treatments require only one session at a time, and the session takes not more than 40 minutes. So, even if you visit the country as a tourist, you have enough time to have a Botox session for your face.

Besides, the doctors and the clinics are world-famous for patient satisfaction and pleasing results. You can choose a good clinic and doctor for your Botox session. In addition, the prices in the country are much more affordable than in Europe and US.

Written on 01/01/2018


Last Update: 06/12/2022

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