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Botox or botulinum toxin injection is the most widely used cosmetic medicine treatment in the world. It is the simplest and most effective treatment for wrinkles and aging skin on the face.
Botox injections work by decreasing muscle contraction and are very safe when performed by a cosmetic surgeon specializing in aesthetic medicine.
It is possible to combine the botox treatment with hyaluronic acid injections at the same time.
The effects of Botox injections appear after a few days (5 to 10 days) and the results last four to six months on average.
Price of botulinum toxin injections: from 500 €.
This information sheet was written in July 2021 by Dr Ralph ABBOU who is a plastic surgeon in Paris.
Botox or botulinum toxin is a drug that relaxes the muscles responsible for wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is used in aesthetic medicine to reduce wrinkles on the face and neck.
Botox exists in France under three main brand names: Bocouture, Vistabel and Azzalure.
Dr. Abbou and Dr. Pessis perform botox injections in Paris at their medical office.
Botox or botulinum toxin injections are used to treat :
All patients who wish to :
Botox cannot cause serious and irreversible damage. The effects last 4 to 6 months on average and always regress. The most frequent side effects are an asymmetry of the result or a transient ptosis of the eyebrows that disappears in a few days.
A detailed estimate will be given to you in consultation before your medical treatment
Les deux premiers jours, vous pouvez ressentir des maux de tête ( céphalées ) qui disparaissent spontanément.
Les 10 premiers jours, il est possible d’observer une asymétrie de résultat qui s’équilibre et disparait progressivement.
Le résultat stable et harmonieux est obtenu au bout de 10 jours en général.
The botulinum toxin used in the treatment of wrinkles allows the muscles to relax temporarily. The results are visible after a few days.
Hyaluronic acid is used to fill in wrinkles, hollows and other areas that lack volume. The results are visible immediately.
Who has the right to perform botox injections in France ?
Botulinum toxin or botox is a regulated drug.
Only certain surgeons and doctors are allowed to inject it:
Botox has a curative effect to treat existing wrinkles and also a preventive effect because it prevents the appearance of new wrinkles.
The price of a botox injection depends on the amount of product needed for your treatment and the number of areas to be treated.
Botox takes effect after an average of 3 to 7 days.
There is no irreversible risk with botox injections. In rare cases, there may be a relative paralysis that is transient and embarrassing: for example, ptosis of the upper eyelid.