Wrinkle Treatment with Botulinum Toxin A*
Botulinum toxin A is a natural, purified protein that is made from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. After the intramuscular injection of even smallest amounts of the substance the transmission of nerve impulses is suspended, and the respective muscle will be immobilized.
Medicine has long been using this substance in the treatment of various neurological disorders.
20 years ago, Dr. Jean and Alastair Carruthers were the first to use botulinum toxin to treat expression lines. (An interesting interview was published in Annabelle on 7.8.2012: "Botox: who invented it?")
In the esthetics sector, botulinum toxin has been officially approved for the treatment of expression lines between the eyebrows (“frown lines”). Further approval is aspired. Apart from that, the substance has also been approved for treating axillary hyperhidrosis.
At the Bodyclinic, pros and cons, effects as well as possible unwanted side effects of botulinum toxin treatments will be thoroughly explained to and discussed with you.
We make use of photographic documentation to define the ideal approach for your individual case.
In this course, we may also analyze other expression lines and integrate them in the treatment. Furthermore, possible alternatives and combined treatments can then be discussed.
According to our longstanding experience, "less is frequently more" when it comes to achieving and maintaining harmonic facial expressions.
Documed Vistabel® and Documed Botox® indication and side effects.
Swissmedic advertising guidelines PDF (German).
* The regulatory board for pharmaceutical products in Switzerland, "Swissmedic", is enforcing very restrictive regulations for advertising and website-information for Botulinum Toxin. Due to this, physicians in Switzerland are allowed to publish on their websites only reduced information about Botox-treatments. We will gladly inform You extensively during a personal consultation.
© The Bodyclinic: 10/2017