The use of BotoxⓇ or botulinum toxin quickly experienced a significant expansion of its indications: neurology, digestive medicine or even dermatology . Today, the place of botulinum toxin in aesthetic medicine and particularly in the treatment of wrinkles is well established.

In certain situations, the injection of botulinum toxin can be associated with hyaluronic acid as part of a complete management of facial aging.

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What is botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin has temporary paralyzing properties that will reduce muscle contractions.

In aesthetic medicine , a purified form of botulinum toxin is used: botulinum toxin type A. Injected into the face, it acts by temporarily blocking nerve transmission to the muscles. This has the effect of reducing and controlling muscle contraction and thus reducing the importance of its impact on the skin .

The effects of Botox can last around 6 months, depending on each patient.

The use of botulinum toxin by a qualified doctor is a safe act whose effectiveness has been proven for several years.

When to use Botox® in aesthetic medicine?

The management of facial aging uses BotoxⓇ: facial wrinkles , in particular expression lines, are the main indication for BotoxⓇ injections.

To lift a drooping eyebrow tail of constitutional origin, secondary to sagging skin), the injection of botulinum toxin is a reliable and effective act.

non-surgical treatment of excessive sweating is possible thanks to BotoxⓇ injections and can be requested in the event of axillary, palmar or even foot hyperhidrosis.

In addition and in order to fill in static wrinkles, injections of hyaluronic acid are a solution of choice. It is quite possible to combine injections of BotoxⓇ and hyaluronic acid when the indication is given.

Contraindications to Botox® injection

It is essential to check that there are no contraindications to treatment with botulinum toxin . This is done during your first consultation:

  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Neurological pathologies such as myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis
  • A known allergy
  • Active skin infection

Areas treated with a botulinum toxin injection at Skin Marceau

Several areas of the face as well as the body are eligible for treatment with botulinum toxin. The indication is made during your initial interview.


The upper third of the face is often the part most precociously affected by skin aging. The eye area sags, excess skin weighs down the upper eyelid , the eyebrow sags, dark circles deepen and crow’s feet wrinkles are more and more marked. These manifestations of aging impact the look, which appears aged.

Raising the tail of the eyebrow is one of the indications of choice for botulinum toxin. This will open the eyes , energize the expressions and give a real youthful look to the face.


The aging of the forehead has a strong impact on the aesthetics of the face. The consequences of tissue aging are associated with repeated movements, which gives a wrinkled and severe appearance to the forehead.

In very expressive people, these manifestations can be marked at an early age. The injected doses of botulinum toxin are skilfully chosen in order to obtain a resting of the forehead without a frozen effect .

The forehead muscles will gradually relax, the forehead skin will become smooth. The release of frontal muscle tension rejuvenates the face.


With age, folds or breaks appear in the skin. Indeed, the skin barrier gradually weakens, the components that maintain skin hydration and tone decrease in quantity but also in quality ( hyaluronic acid , elastin, collagen), and sagging skin sets in.

Accentuated by external factors such as sun exposure, pollution or overall lifestyle, skin aging is thus responsible for wrinkles .

Muscular hyperactivity therefore leaves increasingly visible traces, resulting in marked expression lines . It is in this context that the injection of botulinum toxin is indicated.

Frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles respond optimally to treatment with Botox  .

In addition, vertical lines above the upper lip (often known as smoker’s lines ) can also be treated with botulinum toxin.

lion’s wrinkle

The famous vertical wrinkles that lie between the eyebrows define the frown line . This expression line follows the repeated contractions of the corrugator muscle, the muscle used when we frown.

Frown lines affect the upper third of the face, which appears aged and severe. The development of crow’s feet and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead are added to the frown lines, which accentuates the aging of the face .

Botulinum toxin injections reduce muscle contractions and thus reduce expression lines.


Hyperhidrosis is a situation most often badly experienced on a daily basis When this excessive sweating concerns the hands ( palmar hyperhidrosis ), it impacts both professional and personal life. Hyperhidrosis that affects the armpits ( axillary hyperhidrosis ) causes strong intimate discomfort, limits the choice of clothing and can transform social life into a real phobia .

Botulinum toxin injection is an effective solution to excessive sweating. It has now made it possible to replace the surgical treatment classically practiced in this case, namely endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.

BotoxⓇ works by temporarily blocking the transmission of nerve signals to the sweat glands (glands responsible for sweat production ) .

The result is temporary and it will be necessary to plan maintenance sessions, the effects generally last between 6 to 12 months.

Consequences and side effects of Botox® injections for the face

Like hyaluronic acid injections, botulinum toxin injections are virtually painless.

No social eviction is necessary following treatment with BotoxⓇ, it is a non-invasive solution. You resume your activities immediately.

The results after a Botox® injection

Depending on the areas treated, the visibility of the results may take some time to be appreciable.

The effects are reversible and it is necessary to plan regular maintenance sessions.

Prices for botulinum toxin injections at Clinique Skin Marceau

Prices for botulinum toxin injections at Skin Marceau:

GUMMY SMILE 550 euros