botulinum toxin injections

number of sessions
necessary

2 sessions/year

duration
of the session

30 Min

frequency
between 2 sessions

4 to 6 months

    rate
     of the session

from 450 CH

your expectations :

I’m using botulinum toxin injections because i want to :

  • Delay the signs of aging on my face
  • Reduce my expression wrinkles: crow’s feet, frown lines, etc.
  • Reduce my age wrinkles
  • Enjoy a fast facial rejuvenation
  • Benefit from a natural facial expression
  • Enjoy the other effects of botulinum toxin: stop excessive sweating, fight migraines.

Over time, the skin on your face will naturally lose its elasticity and tone. You can start botulinum toxin injections as early as 25-30 years old to prevent signs of aging, even earlier if your face is already marked by signs of fatigue or expression wrinkles. If you start the injections after 40, you will be able to prevent aging and regain a rejuvenated face.

By starting tratments as soon as the wrinkles appear, you can expect an overall rejuvenation of your that may last 10 to 20 years.

botulinum toxin injection Presentation

Botulinum toxin is now the number one treatment for aesthetic facial injections. It is this product that will largely reduce facial wrinkles while maintaining a natural facial expression. The injection of botulinum toxin will relax the targeted muscles of your face by acting on the junction between the nerve and the muscle. The muscles naturally relax and wrinkles fade, so the botulinum neurotoxin corrects the effects of time on your skin.

Botulinum toxin is often confused with hyaluronic acid.  They are complementary treatments for optimal results. Botulinum toxin will relax overly contracted muscles and thus limit expression wrinkles, while hyaluronic acid will correct loss of volume. During your consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will assess your needs and guide you toward the best facial care according to your problems. For more advice, do not hesitate to contact our clinic.

In addition to rejuvenating the face, the injection of botulinum toxin can treat hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in the armpits, feet and hands.  Other beneficial effects on the body are observed in patients who receive botulinum toxin injections, such as fighting bruxism or migraines.

botulinum toxin injection treated areas

The botulinum toxin injections are mainly performed on the upper third of the face. The main areas treated are :

  • frown lines: vertical wrinkles between the eyes. They are solicited when you frown.
  • the worry or amazement wrinkles: horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. Forehead wrinkles generally form because of certain eye or eyelid pathologies.
  • procerus wrinkles : horizontal wrinkles between the eyes.

Botulinum toxin can also be used on the lower third of your face for certain specific indications from your specialist.

THE BOTULINUM TOXIN INJECTION PROCEDURE

Before any treatment, the doctor will carefully examine your face in order to diagnose your needs. It is possible that the doctor will suggest another alternative to deal with your problem. If your face requires wrinkle filling, for example, the practitioner may suggest hyaluronic acid injections rather than botulinum solution. If the injection of botulinum toxin is the best solution for you, outlined below is how the procedure is performed.

First, your cosmetic doctor will make sure that you have no contraindications. Once the practitioner has completed his examination, he will ensure a perfect cleansing of the surface and a rigorous asepsis (disinfection).

Once your skin is prepared and ready, your cosmetic doctor performs small injections on the targeted areas of your face with a very fine needle. The session is virtually painless and lasts only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas to be treated. Et voilà, it is over!

At the end of the session, there is no visible transformation. To enjoy the results of the procedure, you must wait until 4 to 7 days after your injection. A follow-up appointment is routine within 15 days, to evaluate the results and make any necessary adjustments.

After you leave the clinic, simply follow the prescriptions and indications of your aesthetic doctor for optimal results. Avoid massage or the applied pressure to the treated areas for 24 to 48 hours.

The desired result lasts for 4 to 6 months.  To preserve them, just repeat the procedure!  A new botulinum toxin injection session can be proposed four to six months after the previous injection.

botulinum toxin injection side-effects

The after-effects are relatively simple and easily correctable: bruises, headaches, slight asymmetry, persistence of fine lines. Ptosis (upper eyelid drooping) is a rare complication due to a faulty injection or to the patient’s failure to follow the usual precautions after the injections.

Contraindications to the botulinum toxin injection intervention

Contraindications to botulinum toxin injection are as follows:

  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  • Neuromuscular Impairment: Myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Medication: Aspirin or anticoagulants, antibiotics (aminoglycosides)
  • Albumin allergy, Egg allergy
  • Skin conditions: progressive disease, localized infection.
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