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Botox Injection

Botox injections are used to smooth out the skin in order to reverse some of the visible signs of the ageing process. Botox relaxes underlying muscles, which makes lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin less prominent. Botox is the name given to the substance used in the injections, which is made in labs with a bacterium called clostridium botulinum.

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WHO IS THIS FOR
  • People with frown lines.
  • People with lines and wrinkles around the eyes (commonly referred to as "crow's feet").
  • People with lines and wrinkles on the forehead.
  • People with line and wrinkles on the neck.
  • People worried by visible signs of ageing.
RECOVERY TIME
  • Injected areas of the face or neck often feel tender for around three days.
  • Unnecessary contact with the face should be avoided for between three and five days.
TREATMENT DURATION
  • Standard treatments usually take no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Comprehensive treatments can take up to 30 minutes.
SUCCESS
  • Botox injections have a fairly high success and satisfaction rate.
POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
  • Some patients experience flu-like symptoms for the first 24 hours after injections.
  • Bruising.
  • Temporary weakness of the facial muscles.
  • Eyelids, eyebrows and other facial features may temporarily droop immediately after injections.
  • In very rare cases, patients can develop breathing difficulties and blurred vision.
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
HOW DOES IT WORK?

Whilst Botox injections are safe, effective and fast-acting, like any surgical procedure, they're aren't without risk or a level of discomfort. Before your appointment with a trained Botox specialist, you should be prepared for what lies ahead.

What are botox injections?

Botox is a substance that is engineered in labs with clostridium botulinum bacteria. It works by temporarily weakening the muscles that contribute to lines and wrinkles on the face. Although the bacteria used to cultivate Botox is dangerous to human health, the substance created is completely safe. Botox is only meant to deliver temporary results. It can give facial skin a more youthful appearance for up to six months. After this month, a further treatment is necessary to continue visible results. However, many people develop a resistance to Botox, which means the results become increasingly disappointing.

How do botox injections work?

  • Before you undergo Botox treatment, you must attend a consultation with a qualified specialist. This is your opportunity to discuss your specific medical history. You will also be asked about the areas of your face that are giving you cause for concern. Not everyone is eligible for Botox treatment, as it can exacerbate certain underlying health conditions. By the end of the consultation, you'll know whether or not Botox is the right cosmetic procedure for you. And if you're happy to proceed, an appointment will be made for the injections.
  • Before the first injection is administered, you'll be asked again about any medications you're taking. You will also be asked about your current state of health. If the specialist is happy to proceed, your injections will begin almost immediately.
  • The Botox specialist will clearly identify the areas of your face that require treatment. A cleansing agent will be applied to these areas in order to minimise the chances of infection. At this point, you might be offered something to numb the target areas before the injection is administered.
  • Once you're comfortable, the specialist will use a thin needle to inject the Botox directly into your facial muscles. Up to three injections may be required in certain areas of your face. You might feel some swelling and pain immediately after each injection. The specialist may relieve this with a combination of pressure and ice.

Are there different types of botox injections?

Botox is the brand name given to the substance injected into the facial muscles. Over the years, it has become a generic term for the treatment itself. However, there are now other agents in use.

For example, Dysport was first approved for use in 2009. AbobotulinumtoxinA (the clinical name for Dysport) works in the same way as Botox. However, some patients report less swelling and discomfort when contracting facial muscles immediately after treatment. In 2012, a product called Xeomin was introduced to the market. Although initial results were promising, some clinicians reported that its effects don't last quite as long as those delivered by Botox.

What should I expect?

  • Botox specialists know how to put patients at ease. While any invasive procedure can be daunting, you'll be in safe hands. But it's important to be fully aware of what lies ahead - particularly if you are scared of needles. You might require three injections in each area, so prepare yourself as much as you can.
  • Don't worry too much about side-effects and potential risks. Botox injections are very safe, and complications are exceedingly rare. But if you have any concerns, it's best to raise them with your specialist before the procedure.
  • Apart from a little swelling and some mild pain, your Botox injections shouldn't cause you too many problems afterwards. Indeed, many people attend their appointments during their lunch hour. However, if you experience major swelling, breathing difficulties or an allergic reaction, you should see your doctor immediately.
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| MFACE & MFORM, Germany

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Fadenlifting und Botox

Es sind jetzt 4 Wochen seit der Behandlung vergangen und ich kann heute sagen, dass es sich total gelohnt hat. Ich bin w/52 und hatte beginnende Hängebäckchen, die insbesondere an der Kinnlinie gestört haben. Zudem hängende Mundwinkel und eine ausgeprägte Nasolabialfalte. Nach intensiver Aufklärung wurden 2x2 Fäden eingesetzt. Die ersten zwei Wochen waren doch sehr schmerzhaft, inzwischen bin ich komplett Empfindungsfrei. Die zu glättenden Partien sind tatsächlich straff, gepolstert und ich sehe einfach superfrisch aus. Und genau das wollte ich. Keine Veränderung die von aussen wahrgenommen werden kann, sondern nur eine 'Wow- siehst Du erholt aus' Veränderung. Obwohl ich das Botox nicht geplant hatte, bin ich jetzt zufrieden mit der Behandlung der Stirn. Es gibt noch Mimik in der Zornfalte und den Augenbrauen, die eigentliche Stirn ist total glatt. Ich würde vielleicht nächstemal noch etwas weniger einspritzen lassen. Aber es ist auch bisher niemandem aufgefallen, dass etwas 'nicht stimmt'. Ich bin gespannt, wie die Collagenproduktion in der Unterhaut sich entwickelt. Ich würde jederzeit diesen Eingriff wieder bei Dr. Lonic vornehmen lassen. Traut Euch Mädels!!

Thread lifting and Botox

It is now 4 weeks since the treatment and I can say today that it was totally worth it. I am w/52 and had starting hanging cheeks that have particularly bothered at the chin line. In addition, hanging corners of the mouth and a pronounced nasolabial fold. After intensive clarification 2x2 threads were used. The first two weeks were very painful, in the meantime I am completely free of sensation. The parts to be smoothed are really tight, padded and I just look super fresh. And that's exactly what I wanted. No change that can be perceived from the outside, only a 'Wow- you look rested' change. Although I had not planned the Botox, I am now satisfied with the treatment of the forehead. There are still facial expressions in the frown line and the eyebrows, the forehead itself is totally smooth. I might inject a little less next time. But no one has ever noticed that anything is 'wrong'. I am curious to see how collagen production develops in the subcutis. I'd always have that procedure done by Dr. Lonic again. Trust you girls!!

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Grossartiger und empathischer Arzt, sehr kompetent, sorgfältig und geduldig.

Botox, Hyaluron und Fadenlifting in 3 Sitzungen. Individuelle Beratung, meinem Wunsch nach einem frischem und verjüngtem Aussehen, ohne dass mein Umfeld auf eine Behandlung vom Schönheitschirugen schliesst, wurde völlig erfüllt. Nach ausführlicher Beratung, genauer Analyse meiner "Mängel" und der Vorstellung und was ich gerne hätte, hat Dr. Lonic mit mir einen Behandlungsplan erarbeitet und ich bin mit dem Ergebnis mehr als zufrieden

Great and empathic doctor, very competent, careful and patient.

Botox, hyaluron and thread lifting in 3 sessions. Individual consultation, my wish for a fresh and rejuvenated appearance, without my environment concluding on a treatment by the plastic surgeon, was completely fulfilled. After a detailed consultation, a detailed analysis of my "shortcomings" and the idea and what I would like to have, Dr. Lonic worked out a treatment plan with me and I am more than satisfied with the result.

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