Over time our facial expressions…

are imprinted on our face. We all know Botox is a protein complex of botulinum toxin type A, which temporarily inactivates the movement of the muscles responsible for frowning, forehead contraction and of the eyes.

So if we want to prevent or reduce the depth of the wrinkle between the eyebrows, the forehead or around the eyes, the toll that the wonderful Greek sun has on our skin, we choose botox. The scientific knowledge, experience and artistic sense of the specialist dermatologist or plastic surgeon guarantees a natural and balanced result which is the aim of modern cosmetic interventions.

Everyone knows the history of Botox. It has been applied in medicine since 1970 and in aesthetic medicine since 1990. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved botox for its use on crow’s feet, mid-frown and forehead wrinkles.

The drug’s rich scientific backing with thousands of clinical studies give it an excellent safety profile. It is approved by the EOF (National Organisation for Medicines) and has been approved in more than 75 countries for various treatments

Its mode of action on the neuromuscular synapse is also throughly analysed in scientific manuals.

Through our communication with hundreds of patients over the years we have highlighted the questions and concerns that cannot be answered with simple encyclopaedic knowledge.

We answer your frequently asked questions

1) Is the use and application of Botox safe in aesthetic medicine?

The combination of detailed medical history to avoid contraindications, quality approved material and high expertise of the doctor ensure a safe and effective treatment.

2) At what age should I make my first application?

The best candidates for treatment think they don’t need it because they are very young. Considering that Botox is mainly for the prevention of static wrinkles i.e. the prevention of permanent wrinkles caused by constant muscle contraction, it becomes obvious that the right age to get the first treatment is different for different people. It depends on your facial expression and how much time you spend in the sun etc.

3) If wrinkles have formed on the upper face (forehead, mid-frown, crow’s feet) what improvement can I expect from a Botox treatment?

After a few days the wrinkles will noticeably soften. Depending on the problem, it can be combined with other treatments to stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration such as peeling or Fractional Lasers or fillings with hyaluronic acid to further improve the appearance of the wrinkles that have formed.

4) Is it possible that repeated Botox treatments will cause my skin to loosen?

There is a golden balance in everything. The combination of treatments and their individualisation is our main concern. The dermatologist will examine you and judge whether or not there is skin laxity which can be aggravated by the muscle laxity caused by Botox. If there is no such issue, the dermatologist will in time guide you to combine treatments such as Microneedling, Dermapen, skinpen, Lasers or Peelings that keep the skin firm and rejuvenated. Botox is not an automated procedure but a completely personalised treatment.

5) If I do Botox once, do I have to keep doing it?

There is no such question medically. The whole question arises from the psychological dependence that arises from having the desired effect. After all, it is no coincidence that it is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world.

6)Does Botox also apply to other parts of the face?

The official indications of the aesthetic application of Botox concern the upper face. However, there are off label applications on the lower face that require high expertise.

7) What other applications may I need in addition to Botox?

At the follow-up appointment in approximately 2 weeks, the application of thin-flow hyaluronic acid can be discussed to further improve the appearance of the line between the browbones or other points.

What is DYSPORT?

Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxin. It was the first to be released on the market and the treatment was named after it. Vistabel is Allergan’s commercial formulation with half the amount of botox.

DYSPORT is the second officially approved formulation of botulinum toxin type A with an excellent safety profile >. Bocouture and Azzalure are other. formulations available abroad.

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