Wrinkle treatment with Botulinumtoxin in Bern
Dr. med. David Kiermeir
Specialist for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery (FMH)
more than 15 years of surgical experience
since 12 years exclusively active in the field of plastic and aesthetic surgery
over 6,000 performed surgeries
Facts on wrinkle treatment with Botulinumtoxin
|Treatment duration:||20 - 60 minutes|
|Removal of sutures:||not necessary|
|Costs:||from CHF 300|
Botulinumtoxin treatments are some of the most common procedures carried out by plastic-aesthetic practitioners around the world. Injecting botulinum toxin can alleviate the appearance of troubling wrinkles, leaving the treated areas of skin looking rejuvenated and refreshed. In doing so, we also retain the patient’s natural facial expressions.
What results can Botulinumtoxin achieve?
In plastic-aesthetic medicine, we primarily use the botulinum toxin to treat wrinkles and folds of skin around the muscles that control a person’s expressions. These wrinkles include crow’s feet or laugh lines, which form around the eyes as the years go by. Brow lines and frown lines also form as a result of the constant movement of facial muscles – and can also be treated effectively with Botulinumtoxininjections.
Furthermore, Botulinumtoxin treatments can be used to smooth out wrinkles in the décolleté, neck, chin and cheek areas. You can also choose to have the treatments performed using natural filler materials if you would prefer. Naturally, we’d be happy to advise you on this in a one-to-one consultation here in Bern.
How does Botulinumtoxin work?
The botulinum toxin has been used successfully in the medical field for many years. As a wrinkle treatment, it’s effective in various respects. When carefully injected at specific locations in muscles that control our expressions, the toxin causes these muscles to relax. It interrupts the transmission of signals along nerves, preventing the treated muscle fibres from moving. As a result, fewer wrinkles form in the treated areas of the face. What’s more, the appearance of existing wrinkles is also dramatically reduced. Botulinumtoxin treatments often also enhance a patient’s complexion.
Depending on the patient’s individual situation, a Botulinumtoxin treatment can take between 20–60 minutes. The botulinum toxin takes full effect around 2–10 days after the treatment.
After the Botulinumtoxin treatment
Wrinkle treatments with Botulinumtoxin are gentle outpatient procedures which in no way impact on how presentable a person looks. Patients can leave our clinic in Bern as soon as the treatment is over.
The wrinkle-smoothing effects of the botulinum toxin last for around 3–6 months. At that point, further injections can be given in order to retain the results of the first treatment.
Frequently asked questions on wrinkle treatment with Botulinumtoxin
Botulinumtoxin is a highly effective medical substance that relaxes the muscles to which it is applied. When the highly diluted botulinum toxin is injected into the facial muscles that govern our expressions, it interrupts the transmission of signals between muscles and nerve fibres. The injections therefore prevent the precise muscle movements responsible for the formation of wrinkles.
Wrinkle treatment using Botulinumtoxin injections is quite different to surgical treatment options: as a result, the effects aren’t as long-lasting. Nevertheless, Botulinumtoxin treatments can be repeated at a later date in order to maintain the visual results. We recommend that patients undergo a follow-up Botulinumtoxin treatment within 6 months.
Botulinumtoxin is primarily used as a treatment for so-called ‘dynamic wrinkles’. These are wrinkles created through the movement of muscles to create facial expressions. Botulinumtoxin treatment is particularly effective as a method to tauten and smooth out wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), frown lines and brow lines. It can also be used to achieve positive results in the chin, neck and décolleté areas.
Botulinumtoxin treatments are very safe procedures when carried out by an experienced specialist doctor like Dr Kiermeir. Only very small doses of Botulinumtoxin are used to treat wrinkles. As a result, there is no risk whatsoever of poisoning. What’s more, when the correct doses are used, there’s no risk of a stiff, mask-like face, either.