Objectives of Botox®
Botulinum toxin, more commonly known as Botox®, is an injectable product that relaxes the muscles of the face an thus reduces expression wrinkles and fine lines at rest.
The face looks more relaxed. Botox is a resorbable product and without any danger for the organism .
Botulinum toxin can also block the action of the sweat glands responsible for excessive sweating.
The aim is to rejuvenate the appearance of the face by relaxing the muscles without freezing them in order to preserve expressiveness.
Who is Botox for?
The appearance of is almost inevitable. They are caused by facial movements.
Depending on the thickness of the skin, wrinkles may appear at varying ages. In some individuals they are visible from the age of 25.
Botulinum toxin injections are for anyone who wants to reduce their expression lines.
Injections can also be considered for preventive rather than corrective purposes.
An initial consultation with your specialist is essential to find out if this treatment is suitable for your particular situation.
What areas of the face can be treated with Botox®?
- In the forehead : Botox is used to reduce frown lines and forehead wrinkles caused by raised eyebrows.
- In the crow ‘s feet : Botox® is injected into the orbicularis oculi muscles to plump up the dermis, for a rested and refreshed look.
- In the nose : horizontal wrinkles at the root of the nose can be reduced by injecting Botox® into the Procerus muscle.
- Around the mouth : Botox helps straighten the sagging at the corners of the mouth by weakening the muscle that pulls them down.
- On the lips : fine lines on the lips can be reduced, as well as the “gummy smile” (when the upper gumline is very visible when smiling). The mobility of the upper lip is restrained by the action of Botox®.
- On the chin : Botox® is very effective in reducing wrinkles on the chin.
- In the neck : it is possible to rejuvenate the appearance of the neck by reducing the muscular contractions responsible for the vertical wrinkles that form under the chin.
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Botulinum toxin injections (Botox®)
|Botox by area (forehead, glabella or crow's feet)||CHF 390|
|2 areas Botox||CHF 590|
|3 areas Botox (upper face)||CHF 690|
|Botox against excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)||1'090 CHF|
Details of a Botox® session
A Botox® injection session is very quick. Usually only 15 minutes .
A personalized diagnosis is established during the first appointment.
The treatment starts with a disinfection of the treatment area.
The botulinum toxin is injected through fine needles , granting better precision and limited pain for the patient. An excellent knowledge of anatomy is essential to inject the toxin in a targeted manner and to obtain the desired effect.
Intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin are performed every 1 to 2 cm.
The patient can immediately resume his activities. Hematomas or redness, if present, remain temporary.
During the two hours following the injections, it is recommended that you do not lie down and avoid intensive sports.
Facial manipulation or massage should also be avoided for 24 hours after the session.
Any extreme hot environment like sauna or hammam should be avoided during the first 48 hours, as well as sun exposure.
Usually, the effects of the treatment are visible within 72 hours . For an optimal result, we must wait between 7 and 14 days .
The treatment lasts between 4 and 6 months . 2 to 3 annual injections are therefore suggested to maintain the results, it is also necessary to wait at least 3 months between each Botox® session in order to prevent the production of antibodies.
Botulinum toxin treatment must be considered and managed over time: it is therefore recommended to treat gradually to avoid the risk of a fixed face during the first session.
Sometimes it is better tokeep it moderate at first, even if it means adding more product later on. It may take several sessions to achieve the desired result.
There are no side effects or contraindications apart from pregnancy, breastfeeding and certain autoimmune diseases. Adverse effects such as eyelid ptosis or raised eyebrows can be corrected with a touch-up injection.
A follow-up consultation is always scheduled after 15 days to evaluate the result and complete the treatment if necessary. This follow up appointment as well as possible supplements are included in the initial treatment fee.
The purpose of these injections is to bring about an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your expectations remain realistic, the obtained result should give you utmost satisfaction.
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Hyaluronic acid can either fill in a deep wrinkle that cannot be treated by Botox® alone, or provide volume to harmonize the face.
A combination of these two treatments optimises the anti-ageing resultswhile maintaining a natural and harmonious appearance.
Botox injections can also be combined with the placement of resorbable tensor threads to treat a sagging skin while stimulating the natural production of collagen to obtain an immediate lifting effect on the entire face.
Medical lifting with resorbable tensor threads
The application of resorbable tensor threads makes it possible to treat a sagging skin while stimulating the natural production of collagen in order to obtain an immediate lifting effect on the entire face.