Botulinum Toxin is a prescription drug. Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) is a naturally occurring bacterial protein (Clostridium botulinum) secreted. If it is injected into a muscle, it specifically blocks the nerve impulses there. As a result, the corresponding muscle can no longer be tensed as usual. Other nerve functions, such as feeling or touching through the skin, are not affected. Botulinum Toxin A has been used for many years to treat muscle spasms in the area of the eyes and forehead (eyelid spasms). Approval for wrinkle treatment in Switzerland has so far been granted for the correction of frown lines on the forehead. Further approvals are sought. Injecting very small amounts of botulinum toxin A inhibits the corresponding muscle in the face. Botulinum Toxin (Botox) has also been used for aesthetic treatments for several years. It is a substance that can block the release of a chemical messenger that triggers muscle contractions. At the same time, botulinum toxin can be used against excessive sweating (botulinum toxin in hyperhidrosis). It is important to have a comprehensive consultation with the doctor about risks and side effects.
What is treated with botulinum toxin?
• Forehead wrinkles
• Frown lines
• Crow’s Feet
• Upper lip
Before the treatment
• If you are pregnant or breastfeeding (treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding must not be carried out)
• If you occasionally suffer from cold sores (the injection in a relevant area can trigger a renewed flare-up)
• If you have taken blood-thinning medication within the last seven days before treatment (this increases the risk of bruising (haematoma) after treatment)
• If you have a known nerve or muscle disease (a few diseases cannot be treated with botulinum toxin A)
• If you are taking antibiotics containing aminoglycosides (e.g. gentamycin, neomycin) – treatment would then only take place after you had stopped taking the antibiotics.
CHF 250 per treatment zone / approx. 30 minutes)
Consultation for free