Botox treatment in Bern
Botulinum toxin injections are one of the various options for treating annoying wrinkles (at any age). However, these must be individually tailored to each type and therefore to you. As part of a preliminary consultation, you will be advised in detail by dermatologist Dr. Urs Büttiker, dermatologist Bern Bubenberg.
One option for smoothing wrinkles is treatment with botulinum toxin, other options are "Filler" (wrinkle injections with hyaluronic acid), laser (e.g. e.g. Genesis Nd:Yag) or peeling, which can also be used in combination for correction. Which method is the most suitable depends on the location and severity of the wrinkles.
The effect of botulinum toxin is prolonged by repeated therapies (in everyday language this process is referred to as Botox treatment, but the correct name for this active substance is botulinum toxin) and acts primarily on mimic wrinkles (it prevents wrinkles caused by movement). Standing wrinkles can then be significantly improved with a filler (hyaluronic acid) if they do not improve with botulinum toxin alone. Dr. Urs Büttiker will be happy to advise you and explain the side effects in detail.
Consultation and treatment
The wrinkle treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis. The doctor injects the botulinum toxin very precisely into the muscle areas to be treated using a fine injection needle. Dr. U. Büttiker, dermatologist Bern, will discuss the procedure and possible side effects with you in detail. You will be able to resume your usual activities immediately after the Botox treatment.
Mode of action of botulinum toxin
The injection of botulinum toxin has a temporary effect on the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles and thus calms the muscle movements, which visibly smoothes wrinkles. In everyday language, this process is referred to as "Botox treatment", but the correct name for this active substance is botulinum toxin. This smoothing effect occurs within the first week after treatment and lasts for three to four months.
Side effects and contraindications
Botulinum toxin has been researched for medical purposes worldwide for more than 20 years. Possible undesirable side effects can be caused by the substance itself or by the injection technique. The treatment must always be carried out by a doctor who has been specially trained in this field and has a great deal of experience. A consultation beforehand is essential.
Known hypersensitivity to the active substance or one of the excipients according to the composition. General disorders of muscle activity (e.g. myasthenia gravis or Eaton-Lambert syndrome). Infection at the intended injection site(s).
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See also https://compendium.ch
News: Botulinum toxin without animal testing
CBPA test from July 2013 in Switzerland
I am pleased to inform you about some interesting news regarding the botulinum toxin products we use: The manufacturing company Allergan is proud to have received approval for the world's first and only cell-based potency assay (CBPA test) for botulinum toxin type A. This cell-based test was specially developed and eliminates the need for animal testing for the batch release of the botulinum toxin we use in Switzerland.
Dr. U. Büttiker, dermatologist Bern, will discuss the procedure and possible side effects with you in detail.
We look forward to welcoming you to our practice for dermatology and venereology - dermatologist Bern Bubenberg in the near future.