Botulinum toxin is a natural substance that was discovered in the 19th century as a result of food poisoning from cold meats (hence the name “botulus” = sausage).
In the 1950s, botulinum toxin type A was isolated in the laboratory.
It was first used therapeutically in 90s to treat strabismus by ophthalmologists whose observations have shown the attenuation of localized wrinkles. Botulinum toxin type A is now mainly used in aesthetics.
How does it work?
Botulinum toxin helps reduce wrinkles by preventing the release of acetylcholine in the motor plate of the muscle responsible for expression lines. It reacts in the same way in the sweat glands in cases of hyperhidrosis or migraine.
The toxin therefore causes a transient and reversible muscle relaxation.
After injection, botulinum toxin takes 21 days to produce a visible effect, which will last for about 4-5 months, before gradually subsiding.
- Face: from CHF 500.-
- Hyperhidrosis: from CHF 600.-
- Migraine: from CHF 600.-
pregnancy / breastfeeding
injection site infections / inflammations
Before the injection
do not take anti-inflammatory drugs / aspirin
not having had an injection in the last 3 months
After the consultation with the doctor, you will be requested to sign an informed consent paper to make sure that you can benefit from the botulinum toxin procedure.
How is the botulinum toxin injection session carried out?
- preparation of the area (make-up removal)
- identification of areas to be treated: crow’s feet wrinkles, glabella (lion’s) wrinkles, frontal wrinkles…
- (application of numbing cream)
- disinfection and sterile injection of botulinum toxin