Botulinum toxin (Botox)
Expression lines can be treated very effectively with botulinum toxin A. Botulinum toxin A is a protein produced by bacteria, which relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin A has made a career as a beauty injection to combat wrinkles. This neurotoxin has been used successfully in medicine for more than twenty years. In this procedure, the expression lines in the face and neck area, which are the cause of wrinkles, are targeted and relaxed in an uncomplicated and quick way. By relaxing the muscles in these areas, the wrinkles relax and smooth out. The wrinkles can be completely eliminated in some patients, depending on their personal circumstances. The more pronounced wrinkles clearly lose depth and the formation of new wrinkles is prevented. The effect occurs after about one to two weeks and lasts between four and eight months after the first treatment, depending on the patient.
The medication is injected directly into the muscles of facial expression in a strictly defined dosage with ultra-thin needles. Care is taken to ensure that patients still have some movement in these muscles.
Botulinum toxin A treatment can be repeated after the effect has worn off. It not only rejuvenates by smoothing wrinkles, but also delays natural skin ageing by specifically immobilising the muscles of facial expression.
In our practice, we only use botulinum toxin A that has not been tested on animals before its release (according to the manufacturer’s specifications).