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Botox injections refer to the use of different variations of the botulinum toxin to temporarily relax and slow down muscle activity. The botulinum toxin is produced by the same microbe which causes botulism, a serious medical problem. Botox injections have a wide range of uses, both cosmetic and health uses.

Botox cosmetic uses - botox injections can temporarily relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Injections can help patients with:

● Frown lines between the eyebrows
● Forehead lines
● Crow’s feet – the lines from the corners of the eyes

Botox injections can also help treat conditions that affect different functions of the body, including:

● Cervical dystonia – the patient’s neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing pain
● Strabismus – this is caused by an imbalance in the muscles which control the patient’s eye movement
● Muscle contractures – this can also be caused by cerebral palsy
● Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating – some patients experience excessive sweating, even in cooler temperatures and when not exercising
● Chronic migraines – botox can help reduce headache frequency
● Bladder dysfunctions – botox treatment can also help reduce urinary incontinence

Although it has many advantages and uses in the medical world, botox is not a miracle cure. It has several disadvantages, including:

● Botox injections can be a bit expensive
● Botox injections are not a permanent solution
● Botox treatment can be less effective in older patients
● Too much of it can lead to side-effects

Botox Candidates

Botox injections are recommended for any patient that wishes to treat different wrinkles around the face, hands or neck region. Other indications include:

● Cervical dystonia
● Strabismus
● Muscle contractures
● Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating
● Chronic migraines
● Bladder dysfunctions

Am I Suitable for Botox?

Botox injections or botox treatment are not recommended for patients who are breastfeeding or nursing. Patients who plan on getting pregnant soon should hold off the treatment. This treatment is also not recommended for patients under the age of 18. Patients with an active infection near the treatment area should postpone the treatment as well. Some individuals may be allergic to botox.

Preparing for Botox

Blood thinners such as aspirin, herbal teas, natural supplements need to be avoided for at least 2 weeks before the treatment is set to begin. Patients will be thoroughly tested before beginning the botox treatment.

How is Botox Performed?

While most individuals can tolerate the botox injections, some may want to numb certain, more sensitive areas before the botox treatment is set to begin. Patients can pick between anaesthesia injections, creams or a simple cold spray that will numb the area.

Once the area is numb, the doctor will begin injecting very small amounts of botox into the muscles or skin. A very fine needle is used for this procedure. The amount of botox used and the amount of injections depends on the area treated and its size. Botox treatment usually lasts less than an hour, then the patient may return home.

Botox Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

30 minutes

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Back to Sports

24 hours

Duration of Operation

30 minutes

Minimum Stay

30 minutes

Back to Work

24 hours

Botox Recovery

Patients can resume their normal activities including work, once the botox treatment is over. Patients shouldn’t touch, rub or massage the area where botox injections were performed – this can make the toxin migrate to different areas of the body and cause complications.

Botox Risks and Complications

Botox injections risks and complications can include:

● Excessive tearing or dry eyes
● Eyelid drooping
● Asymmetry
● Muscle weakness
● Vision problems
● Trouble breathing
● Problems with swallowing or speaking

Botox Side Effects

Botox injections side effects include:

● Headache
● Bruising around the injection site
● Pain
● Tenderness
● Itching
● Redness

Botox Success Rates

Botox injections reviews set the average treatment success rate at 93%.

Before and After Botox

Botox injections results are visible a few days after the treatment. The effect may last anywhere between 3 and 12 months, after which a new set of injections is required.

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NewAge Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
10 reviews
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Mediface Health Group

Antalya, Turkey
3 reviews
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Ersoy Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 500
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Botox Cost in Turkey

Cheapest Botox price in Turkey is € 300. Average Botox cost in Turkey is € 384 where prices can go as high as € 500.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 9 Plastic Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Botox procedures. These Plastic Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and CIBMTR. Popular Botox destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Botox. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Botox quote. For a more accurate Botox price quote, please click HERE.

Turkey

Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.

Healthcare

Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.

Sights to See

Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.

Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.

Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.

Things to Know

● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.

● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.

● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.

● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.

● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.

● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.

● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.

● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.

● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.

● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.

● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything. 



● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart -  It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.

● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.

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Botox FAQ

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Are there any alternatives to botox injections? I want to have fuller lips.

Yes, lip augmentation with lip implants is an alternative. Dermal fillers may also be used to enhance the lips. There are advantages and disadvantages to each procedure.

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Is it painful?

It depends on the region where the botox injections are applied. The lips area is generally more sensitive than other parts of the body. If you have botox injections on the forehead, you shouldn’t really feel a thing.

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When can I return to exercise or sports?

Patients can return to sports or exercise immediately after botox injections, they only need to be careful as not to rub or press down on the injection area.