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Botulinumtoxin

A natural protein, botulinum toxin has been used for over 30 years for medical therapeutic treatment. In 1992, it was discovered for the aesthetic usage, too. [1]
It was later also approved for the treatment of excessive underarm sweating. This is technically known as “severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis”. Also called
excessive underarm sweating, with an unknown cause, which cannot be managed by topical agents. [2]

Answers to common questions

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinumtoxin is a purified protein. It is produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. It is used for the treatment of excessive sweating as well as for the reduction of frown lines. It it popularly referred to as “Botox”.

Only physician can perform a treatment with botulinum toxin. We consider it a non-surgical treatment, that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe e.g. frown lines. Frown lines are these lines between your brows. Furthermore, you also can treat lines on your forehead or around the eyes which are produced by movement.

Dr. Liv Kraemer will decide with you together what kind of treatment is right and which one is the most suitable treatment for your skin and skin condition. One advantage: There is no recovery time. Within days, you can see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. Make an appointment with Dr. Liv Kraemer to find the right solution for your face – click here for an online booking.

How does the botulinum toxin treatment work?

Dr. Liv Kraemer takes her time to consult you in a very detailed manner. She will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals. “It is important not to change your look, just to enhance your beauty“ – this is the credo Dr. Liv works by.

How will Dr. Liv customize my treatment?

At your appointment, Dr. Liv Kraemer will ask you all about your goals for your face.  She will ask you to move your face. That way, she can study and understand how the underlying muscles change your skin to form wrinkles. Using years of experience and injection skill, she will then customize your injections without giving you that “frozen” look.

Will I be able to make facial expression?

After the treatment you are still able to look angry, or surprised, but without your wrinkles.

When will I see the results of a botulinum toxin treatment?

Within 3- 7 days you see a improvement in the area of threatment, for example in the depth of your frown lines.

How long does the result last?

The result in every individual varies. Normally the treatment lasts between 2-6 months. If you discontinue treatment, the e.g. frown lines between your brows gradually will go back to the look they did, before treatment.

Does the treatment hurt?

The discomfort is minimal and brief. You can leave the clinic without marks or pain.

What will happen to the area of treatment (e.g. frown lines) if I choose not to continue treatments?

If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before your treatment.
In order to learn more about the cosmetic treatment at our Zurich clinic and how to enhance your skin health and appearance, request a consultation with Dr. Liv Kraemer online. You also can call us at 044 211 88 11 during our phone hours to schedule your appointment.