Botox injections to fill wrinkles

Two molecules are mainly used in the treatment of skin aging on the face: Botox or botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid.

Botulinum toxin is used in several medical specialties, it is an absorbable product whose effects fade a few months (about 6 months) after injection.

Our dermatologists at Clinique Skin Marceau in Paris inject botulinum toxin to reduce wrinkles.

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What are wrinkles?

First manifestation of age, the installation of wrinkles is likely to impact the harmony of the face little by little. These folds begin by being barely visible on the surface of the skin and then become more marked and deep with time and the evolution of the sagging skin .

Two types of wrinkles must be differentiated since the treatment differs depending on:

  • Expression or dynamic wrinkles originate from the repeated contraction of the muscles of the face when we speak, smile, frown or raise our eyebrows, for example. Over time, these dynamic wrinkles end up being visible even at rest. These are forehead wrinkles , frown lines, crow’s feet , perioral wrinkles (bitter lines or marionette lines) and chin wrinkles. It is here that the injection of botulinum toxin is indicated, since its action is based on the control of the targeted muscular contractions.
  • Unlike dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles are most often the consequence of skin aging: nasolabial folds, tear troughs, chin wrinkles, neck and décolleté wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is the solution of choice to fill in these wrinkles.

Which wrinkles to treat with a botulinum toxin injection?

Botulinum toxin injections are indicated to reduce dynamic wrinkles. By targeting temporary control of muscle contractility, botulinum toxin helps reduce the depth of wrinkles but also has a preventive effect by slowing down the development of these wrinkles.

The top of the face (especially the gaze area) is highly sensitive to the installation of dynamic wrinkles: the glabellar wrinkle is located between the eyebrows and often gives a severe appearance to the face, the crow’s feet wrinkles go pull the eyes down and make them look sad and aged.

At the level of the lower third of the face , the bitterness folds leave from each edge of the lips to the chin. These wrinkles cause the mouth to droop and impact the beauty of the smile.

Contraindications to a botox injection

It is during your first consultation that we check the absence of contraindications to treatment with botulinum toxin , such as:

  • A possible anticoagulant treatment must be adapted
  • An active skin infection
  • Myasthenia-type neuromuscular disease
  • Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding

The course of a Botox injection session against wrinkles at Skin Marceau

Botulinum toxin injections are very well tolerated in the vast majority of cases.

Thanks to the use of an anesthetic cream, the treatment is almost painless. Some patients may still feel a slight discomfort during the session.

After the injection, we ask you not to rub the treated area during the following hours, but to gently wash your face. Any physical exercise should be avoided during the first hours.

Bruising may occur after the act but dissipate quickly .

The results of Botox injections to fill wrinkles

When the botox injection is performed by a dermatologist who masters the precision of the gesture, the result is completely natural and the risk of a frozen effect is removed.

In general, the results are visible within 3 to 4 days following the injection, but it is possible to have to wait ten days to see the optimal effects. While the majority of patients notice a noticeable improvement in wrinkles for about 6 months, this duration is variable. This is why maintenance sessions are recommended if you want to maintain stable effects over time.

You keep the natural expressiveness of your face while regaining youth and vitality. The corners of the mouth are no longer sagging, the gaze regains its sparkle, the forehead is relaxed.

The prices of a Botox injection to fight against wrinkles at Skin Marceau

As part of the treatment of expression lines, the price of a bottle of botulinum toxin is 450 euros. An additional injection after 15 days costs 100 euros.