Botox to go or NO?!

Botox treatments have long been an integral part of aesthetic medicine. They smooth wrinkles, but are also used against hair loss or migraine. However, the Botox boom also led to the fact that there dubious offers exist. What is behind Botox to go, for example? How do you recognize reputable practitioners?

Discovered the wrinkle smoothing effect Neurotoxin by Canadian ophthalmologist Jean Carruthers in 1987 as a side effect in a patient treated for uncontrollable eye twitching. Today, there are many suppliers on the market, which differ in price, among other things. Does Botox to go make sense? Answers in the video of Sonja Sattler, MD, founder of the renowned Rosenpark Clinic and Bellari Rosenpark. With her experience of 23 years Rosenpark Clinic with over 80,0000 facial rejuvenation procedures., she knows what to look out for as a patient and which risks this medical treatment entails!

Botox treatments have become socially acceptable. This also gives rise to phenomena such as Botox to go. How dangerous is this?

Botulinum toxin is a drug which exclusively in medical hands belongs! Therefore Botox to go is the wrong way. Of course, botulinum treatment seems relatively easy at first glance, yet as a practitioner you have to know exactly how many units are injected into which muscles. This is measured, among other things, by the individual Muscle strength of the patient. In the same way, one must listen carefully to each patient to find out what he or she wants. As in new German “frozen” the result should look. Fortunately, most of our patients want look natural and only have a strongly pronounced frown line or crow’s feet treated. “Botox to go” is for me as a wording rather a flaw in the system. It is and remains a serious medical treatment.

There are flat rates and XXL rates in addition to Botox to go. Does that make sense?

With botulinum toxin, the material itself is the most expensive part of the treatment. And if beauty chains then manage to get over the purchased amount of lower prices from providers for the drug, they can, of course, offer the treatment at a lower price. Nevertheless, it is worth always look closelywho the handler is, how much experience he has and how much is injected. With botulinum, you go by units injected. About that should be a serious practitioner always give information.

What can go wrong with botulinum treatments?

Interestingly enough, in the case of a Botox treatment can go much less wrong than with a filler treatment.. But botulinum toxin is a drug, while fillers are not in the group of drugs. Nevertheless, it is possible to treat the wrong muscle, or to treat it too strongly. Then the result can be, for example, a Lowering of the brow come or to a changed not always symmetrical facial expression.

What to do when things go wrong?

Fortunately “Botox Mishaps” temporary phenomena, because the botulinum breaks down again in each patient. And in most cases, overtreatments even themselves out again after four to six weeks. It can also happen that the drug “creeps” a little to the right or left after the injection and thus affects an unplanned muscle. In summary, not much can really go wrong and the good news is that it always goes away as the botulinum breaks down. There is a real antidote in pharmacology, but we have never had to use that in aesthetics.

How can you recognize a professional Botox treatment?

Especially with botulinum toxin it is enormously importantthat a natural looking result is produced. If you have received a good Botox treatment, then it should be so that your circle of friends will appreciate it for your fresh, rested appearance admires and does not ask whether you used Botox. So a good treatment is not recognizable as such. In addition, a professional treatment should never according to scheme F procedure. This means that if a patient was with me three years ago and then comes back, I will not place the same injection points. The face changes over time and the patient’s wishes are also different. It is mainly due to the Experience of the practitioner, this Injection again and again individually to the changing needs of the patient.

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