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Treatment with botulinum toxin type A offers a way to smooth facial wrinkles. This is a prescription medication. It comes from a protein that is derived from the Clostridium Botulinum bacterium and inhibits the transmission of signals between the nerve endings and muscles so that they can no longer contract and form wrinkles. This treatment is thus particularly suitable for lines caused by excess muscle activity. It has been used in medicine for many years to treat neurological disorders (e.g. spasms) and has also been used for aesthetic purposes since 2003.
Botulinum toxin A is most commonly used for glabellar wrinkles (frown lines) and lateral eye wrinkles known as crow’s feet. It is officially approved for this. It is also used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) as well as muscle hypertrophy and muscle spasms.
For wrinkle treatment, it is injected into the muscles in a very diluted dose using a fine needle. It has a local effect and degrades within three to six months. Wrinkles usually improve within a week of treatment.
Special aftercare is needed. Exercise and physical exertion should be avoided on the day of treatment and on the following day.
It is possible to repeat the injections after three months at the earliest, although there are still no conclusive findings on long-term and frequent use. Which wrinkles are treated and how often is within the discretion and responsibility of the doctor treating you. When considering injectable wrinkle treatments, it is therefore very important to choose an experienced specialist.
This type of wrinkle treatment is a well-tolerated method when carried out professionally and using the right dose. The most common undesirable side effects include minor bruising and slight swelling at the injection sites. They occur locally and are usually reversible. Side effects for the whole body or allergic reactions are very rare.
The treatment is not suitable for individuals with certain diseases (e.g. myasthenia gravis, myopathy etc.) or blood clotting disorders. It should also be avoided during pregnancy or breastfeeding and if there is local inflammation or skin disease on the face.
You can find more product information at www.swissmedicinfo.ch or www.compendium.ch
These prices include consultation and aftercare.
- Crow’s feet (laugh lines) CHF 400
- Frown lines CHF 400
- Forehead lines from CHF 400
- Narrowing of the face for enlarged chewing muscle (masseter reduction) CHF 790
- Chin lines CHF 200
- Drooping corners of the mouth/tip of the nose/eyebrows from CHF 200
- Marionette lines CHF 600
- Vertical neck lines from CHF 400
- Nose lines (bunny lines) CHF 200
We would be happy to discuss the details of any treatments with you in a personal consultation.