What is a Botox treatment?

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as ‘Botox,’ is a natural protein that can relax muscles causing wrinkles. By relaxing muscles such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, or frown lines, the skin smoothes out, and wrinkles soften as if melting away.

The most popular “anti-wrinkle medicine” worldwide has an interesting history. The discovery of Botox dates back to 1822 when the toxin was first described. In 1973, the first medical treatments were performed on people with neurological muscle disorders, such as uncontrolled eye blinking. It was discovered by chance in 1992 that wrinkles disappeared in people who had received a Botox treatment. Since then, Botox became very popular among actors, top models, and others who wanted to stay wrinkle-free for their profession. Nowadays, many more people choose Botox.

What is a Botox treatment used for??

Botox is used not only to soften wrinkles but also widely employed in the treatment of headaches (migraines), excessive sweating of the armpits, and teeth grinding. Additionally, recent studies indicate promising results in combating depression. In the medical field, Botox finds applications among patients with specific muscle and nerve disorders.

How does a botox treatment work?

After the injection of Botox into the muscle we want to relax, the active substance in Botox prevents the signal from the controlling nerve from reaching the muscle, causing it to relax. As the muscle relaxes, the area calms down, and the skin unfolds, making wrinkles fade or even disappear completely. On average, the depth of wrinkles can decrease by up to 90%! A few days after the treatment, you will begin to notice the effect, with wrinkles becoming visibly reduced. The effect of a Botox treatment varies from person to person but typically lasts for 3-5 months. The duration of effectiveness can extend up to 4-9 months if the treatment is repeated on time. During the period when Botox is active, it not only treats existing wrinkles but also prevents the formation of new ones. Due to this preventive effect, Botox is widely used by young adults. Botox is entirely naturally degradable, and its effects are fully reversible.

Botox treatment

Botox is commonly used to soften crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, or subtly lift the eyebrows. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic doctor, Botox can also be used for treating a gummy smile, wrinkles on the nose (bunny lines), wrinkles on the lips (smoker’s lines/barcode), lifting sagging corners of the mouth, or softening wrinkles in the neck.

In addition to these popular cosmetic applications of Botox, there are also interesting medical uses. Botox is often employed to alleviate headaches (migraine), excessive underarm sweating, and teeth grinding. It is expected that Botox will soon be officially approved for the treatment of depression.


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Treatment in 4 steps

To gain a comprehensive understanding of your preferences and treatment options, we schedule an intake interview. During this discussion, we briefly review your medical history and determine eligibility for treatment. Through a thorough analysis of your face, we identify areas for optimization and select products that best suit your needs. We pay special attention to the distinctive features of your face and aim to accentuate its strengths.

During the consultation, the doctor’s objective is to advise on a treatment that enhances your natural beauty without compromising a natural appearance. For your personal record, we capture before-and-after photos, securely stored and shared with no one unless you explicitly provide consent.

A Botox treatment is generally quick and virtually painless. Botox is injected into the superficial muscles using a very fine needle – often described as a pinprick, and anesthesia is typically not necessary. The duration of the treatment depends on the number of zones involved, averaging between 5-10 minutes. After the treatment, the doctor provides information and advice on optimal aftercare.

After the treatment, there is generally little visible. It is normal to experience some local redness and swelling at the injection site, which typically subsides within a few hours. In exceptional cases, a small bruise may appear, which should fade within a few days and can be covered with makeup if desired. Following the treatment, you can resume your regular activities, and it is often referred to as the “lunchtime treatment.” Most people return to work the next day, fully presentable.

A few days after the treatment, you will begin to notice the effect, with wrinkles visibly diminishing. The duration of the effect of a Botox treatment varies from person to person but generally lasts for an average of 3-7 months. The efficacy may extend up to 4-9 months when the treatment is repeated promptly.

Frequently asked questions

Botulinum toxin, commonly known as “Botox,” is a medication that has been used since the 1970s as a muscle relaxant. Botox is a purified protein that temporarily blocks the signal transmission between nerves and muscles. In the 1990s, it was accidentally discovered that treating eyelid spasms (twitching eye) resulted in the disappearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Since then, the use of Botox for cosmetic purposes has grown significantly and become the most performed cosmetic procedure. The majority of Botox is still used by hospitals for medical purposes.

When we consciously or unconsciously contract a muscle, a signal is sent from our brains through a nerve to the muscle, instructing it to contract. When Botox is injected into this muscle, the signal from the nerve is temporarily blocked, resulting in a decrease in muscle strength or complete muscle relaxation. Facial muscles that cause wrinkles can relax, softening or completely eliminating the wrinkles. Botox not only works on muscles but also on glands. It is often used to treat excessive sweating of the armpits.

A very thin needle is used for the injection of Botox. The injections are typically experienced as pinpricks. For a Botox treatment, no anesthesia is necessary. If you find it very nerve-wracking, we can apply a numbing cream.

As Botox is injected through the skin with a needle, there is always a chance of hitting a small blood vessel. A bruise will usually fade on its own within a few days and is often easy to conceal. If you are concerned about this, avoid using blood-thinning agents such as fish oil, vitamin E, aspirin, and ibuprofen in the days leading up to the treatment. The likelihood of bruising is generally small, but it’s worth considering, especially before important events.

After the treatment, it is important for the Botox to ‘settle’ in the muscle where it was injected. During the first 4 hours after the treatment, the Botox is still ‘liquid’ and can theoretically spread. We advise during this period:

The effect of a Botox treatment usually becomes visible after a few days and reaches its final result after 1-2 weeks. The muscles that pull the skin into a fold relax, causing the skin to smooth out. If the wrinkle has existed for years and has become deep, it may soften but not completely disappear after the treatment. Since Botox also affects sebaceous glands, we often see an improvement in skin quality in the “T-zone” of the face. On average, the effect of a treatment lasts 3-7 months. With repeated treatments before it completely wears off, we observe an increase in the duration of the effect.

Botox is a medication that has been researched for its effectiveness and safety since the 1970s. It has been proven to be a safe substance with FDA approvals for various medical and cosmetic applications.

A Botox treatment can, in some cases, be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as fillers. When combining it with a treatment that causes a significant skin reaction or swelling, it is advised to postpone the Botox treatment until the skin has recovered. If you have a treatment scheduled with a beautician or skin therapist, it’s recommended to consult with your cosmetic doctor to determine if it could impact your Botox treatment.

Costs of the treatment

It is possible to combine the treatment with the removal of wrinkles in other parts of the face. Check our price list for the complete overview. Prices are applicable for the standard dosage according to our guidelines.

Frown – €175

Frown + eyebrow lift MINI – €250

Frown+ crow’s feet – €300

Frown + crow’s feet + eyebrow lift– €350

Frown + crow’s feet + eyebrow lift + forehead – €400


Crow’s feet – €175

Crow’s feet + eyebrow lift – €250

Crow’s feet + eyebrow lift + forehead – €300


Migraine treatment from – €175


Masseter / teeth grinding – €400

Excessive transpiration armpits – €550



Botox lips “Lipflip”  – €75**

Under-eye wrinkles with Botox  – €75**

Gummysmile – €75**

Chin dimples – €75**

Bunny lines – €75**

Nosetip lift – €75**

*The prices apply to the standard dosage as per our guidelines.

***For Botox treatments, there is a minimum purchase requirement of 1 zone at a value of €175.

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