Botulinum toxin injections

Botox injections (botulinum toxin injections) are one of the most popular aesthetic medicine procedures across the Atlantic. They can be used to treat all facial expression lines that appear with age.

These dynamic wrinkles are caused by the repeated contraction of muscles in the upper third of the face, and give a tired, anxious and sometimes even stern look.

Botulinum toxin reduces contraction of the muscle responsible for wrinkle formation, smoothing out horizontal forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet.

Botulinum toxin injections: indications

Botox injections are recommended for people who find themselves looking stern, anxious or tired, and who want to regain a glow, a more rested look, less marked features.

Botulinum toxin injections: areas treated

Botulinum toxin can be used to treat :

  • Horizontal forehead wrinkles
  • Lion’s wrinkle (between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet wrinkles (outer corner of the eye)
  • The nose (bunny lines)
  • The contour of the mouth
  • The bitterness fold (between mouth and chin)
  • The chin
  • Neck wrinkles

How is a botulinum toxin injection session carried out in Paris?

During your free, no-obligation initial consultation, our aesthetic doctor will meet with you to discuss your expectations.

The doctor will first study the anatomy of your face, analyzing the tone of your muscles at rest and when they contract.

At the end of this examination, he will suggest a personalized protocol to best meet your expectations. You will receive an estimate and informed consent.

A botox injection session lasts around 20 minutes. These micro-injections are painless and do not mark the face. With no social eviction, you can continue your activities immediately after the session, although you should avoid physical exercise for the next 24 hours, as well as wearing a cap or hat to avoid spreading the toxin.

You need to wait a few days, sometimes a week, before you notice the muscles relax and the wrinkles fade considerably.

The product’s action is non-definitive and lasts between 3 and 6 months, depending on various factors: muscle strength, habituation to botulinum toxin injections, etc…

As withhyaluronic acid, we have chosen to work with the Galderma and Allergan laboratories, which are both benchmarks in the field of medical-aesthetic treatments, and which have marketing authorizations in compliance with French standards.

Botox and hyperhidrosis

Botulinum toxin can be used to treat excessive sweating, also known as hyperhydrosis or hypersudation.

This form of perspiration is generally localized to the armpits, palms and arches of the feet, and is a daily burden for sufferers.

Botox injections in the sweating area stop the nerve impulses that cause muscle contraction, and prevent the sweat glands responsible for perspiration from functioning.

The treatment is painless and is performed in a single session lasting around 20 minutes. It requires the use of 2 vials of botulinum toxin averaging 50 units.

Results can be appreciated within 5 to 8 months.

Botulinum toxin masseter injections

The masseters are the jaw muscles that enable chewing. In women, when these muscles are hypertrophied, i.e. overly voluminous, the jawline can appear squarer, masculinizing the face.

Injecting botox into the masseters will reduce the volume of the face, giving its oval shape a softer, more feminine appearance.

The injection session lasts an average of 30 minutes, during which the doctor analyzes the anatomy of the face and determines the initial strength of the muscle and any asymmetry.

The patient is usually seen again in 7 to 15 days for a check-up. An additional dose may be required depending on the initial indication.

Results are optimal after 1 month and last up to 8 months.

Contraindications to botulinum toxin injections

Botox is not recommended for :

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Antibiotic treatment with aminoglycosides (Amiklin, Gentalline, Streptomycin)
  • Recent anticoagulant treatment
  • Recent anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Known hypersensitivity to Botox A
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome

Patients taking medication should report it, and the concomitant use of certain drugs should be avoided (aminoglycosides). Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs should be avoided for 8 days prior to treatment, to prevent haematomas.

Prices of botulinum toxin injections in Paris

Botox price: €330 per bottle