Many people visualise mask-like faces when they hear the word “Botox”, but you don’t have to be afraid, because the effects of this treatment have changed considerably in the past. Due to decades of use and experiences with Botox in medicine, this agent is a safe possibility to achieve a younger and fresher look.
Smoothened skin, mitigation of wrinkles and a radiating, relaxed overall appearance can be achieved with Botox alone or in combination with hyaluronic acid, autologous blood plasma (Plasma Lifting) or anti aging treatments.
The conservation of the facial expressions and the rejuvenating effect are in the centre of attention in this treatment.
The protein botulin toxin type A, shorty called Botox, is a natural agent which is obtained from a bacteria strain. When injected into the skin, certain receptors respond to it and prohibit the signal transmission of the nerve cells. The muscles then start to relax. The skin areas above them are smoothened, wrinkles disappear and their new formation is prevented.
The areas of application can be divided into single regions as well as by the amount of the protein dosage. On the one hand, the so-called expression lines relax considerably, for example the frown line or forehead wrinkles, which make a face appear meaner or older. On the other hand, even fine wrinkles in the area of the cheeks, eyes or around the mouth can be treated by targeted use of Botox or Micro-Botox as well. An additional field of application, which leads to an increase of a patient’s wellbeing, is the use of Botox in case of excessive sweating under the armpits or in the palms of the hand. >> See Hyperhidrosis
An overview of the areas of application:
- Frown line
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet wrinkles/Laughter lines
- Upper lip wrinkles
- Eyebrow raising
- Marionette line
- Fine lines in the area of eyes and mouth
- Excessive sweating under the armpits or in the palms of the hands
In the first place, there is an extensive and nonbinding consultation, in which the personal wishes and imaginations of the patient are carefully talked about. The procedure itself is uncomplicated, almost painless, lasts only a few minutes and is possible immediately without any extra appointment.
The effect becomes visible after about 3 to 5 days following the treatment and the visible result further develops in the following days.
The body degrades Botox over time, the effect decreases and disappears completely after about six months. Usually you can expect a duration of effect of about 3 to 4 months. In case of regular treatment, these intervals can be prolonged.
Botox against Sweating
In contrast to other procedures, the use of Botox is non-invasive and almost painless. This means: No scalpel, no anaesthetics and no stay. Botox works exactly where the sweat originates – at the sweat glands. Botox blocks the transmission of stimuli and therefore prevents the development of sweat, without the side effect of excessive sweating starting in others parts of the body.
Sweating is a nature process and helps to regulate the body temperature. Some people suffer from an excessive production of sweat in certain parts of the body. Mostly, the armpits and hands are the affected regions. The reasons for hyperhidrosis are varied, e.g. the menopause, psychological reasons or overweight. In many patients, the exact reason cannot be determined at all.
Prior to the treatment, there is an extensive and nonbinding consultation to answer all questions.
Before the treatment is started, the area to be treated is “anaesthetised” by use of an ointment. So the pricks are hardly perceptible and the treatment is almost painless. Additionally, the Botox is injected with an extra-fine injection needle to work precisely and accurately.
Botox is degraded by the body over time. The duration of effect is about half a year in the area of the armpits. After this time, the treatment can of course be repeated.