Botulinal toxin (Botox)


The muscles of the face are anchored in the skin that lies directly over them, and they cause that skin to move automatically when we change our facial expression, speak or chew. As the years pass, noticeable lines and wrinkles can develop in these areas, and after some time these may also be visible when the skin is not being moved. The targeted, finely dosed injection of botulinal toxin causes the muscle to relax, so the skin that lies over it and the connective tissue can recover and regenerate. Little by little the creases smoothe out, the skin structure improves noticeably, and the desired anti-aging effect comes about.

Botulinal toxin, a.k.a. »Botox«, is a protein which has been in successful use in medicine in the treatment of various different illnesses for many decades because of its effect on the nerves.

Only tiny dosages are used in aesthetic medicine. They have a positive effect which can be exploited to make creases relax.

Botox treatment can prove very effective for wrinkles on the forehead such as the vertical "angry furrow" or the horizontal "furrow on the brow", for laughter lines ("crow's feet"), wrinkles around the mouth ("pleats"), lip wrinkles, hanging corners of the mouth or uneven chin surfaces ("witch's chin"). Not only that, however: longitudinal creases on the neck, other neckline creases and eyebrows which are too low can also be treated specifically and successfully with Botox.

Interestingly, botulinal toxin is also excellent when used for the treatment of increased perspiration, so-called "hyperhidrosis", in the armpits or on the hands and feet. Many men and women suffer from this condition over a period of years, particularly in their professional life (e.g. sweaty palms, sweaty feet, sweat patches on their business shirt).

The fear of being poisoned by Botox injections, often expressed, is unfounded. The quantities injected in aesthetic medicine are so small that the risk of a systemic poisoning effect or accumulation of the toxin can be disregarded – even with regular use. Type A botulinal toxin, used in the treatments we offer, is a very safe and reliable active substance. It is broken down completely by the body and excreted.

In many cases, it makes good sense to combine botulinal toxin treatment with treatment with hyaluronic acid, thread lift or chemical peeling.

INDICATION: furrows on the forehead, angry furrows, worry lines, furrows on the brow, laughter lines, crow's feet, lip wrinkles, "witch's chin", hyperhidrosis, increased perspiration

HOSPITALISATION: Injection with microcannulas

HOSPITALISATION: out-patient

ANAESTHETIC local anaesthetic on request

RESULT: visible onset of effect after approx. 3 – 5 days, full effect after 14 days

DURATION OF TREATMENT: normally 15 – 30 minutes

PRESENTABILITY, RETURN TO WORK: usually immediate

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: proven treatment with low side effect rate – bruising, formation of asymmetrical wrinkles, muscular imbalance or headache can occur temporarily in isolated cases

DURABILITY: 3 – 6 months


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