Botulinum toxin therapy
In my practice, I offer botulinum toxin treatment for chewing sweat (Frey syndrome), excessive sweating and wrinkles on the face. On this page you will find all information about my botulinum toxin treatment in Vienna.
Useful information about botulinum toxin therapy and Botox treatment
What is botulinum toxin?
Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is a powerful neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It blocks the release of acetylcholine, a signaling substance (neurotransmitter) responsible for transmitting signals between nerve cells. This leads to paralysis of the affected muscles or glands affected by botulinum toxin.
Although botulinum toxin can be very toxic, it is used in small doses to treat a variety of medical problems. These include muscle spasms, spasticity, migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), bladder dysfunction and wrinkling. Botulinum toxin is also used in aesthetic medicine to reduce facial wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance.
Botulinum toxin use requires careful dosing and monitoring by trained healthcare professionals to avoid unwanted side effects. Potential risks include muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, and breathing problems. It is important that patients are fully informed about the risks and benefits of botulinum toxin prior to any treatment.
Botox for chewing sweat (Frey syndrome)
Frey’s Syndrome is a condition caused by uncontrolled sweating of the face during or after eating. It occurs when damaged nerve fibers responsible for controlling the salivary glands and blood vessels in the face grow back after surgery or injury and form misguided connections.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) may help treat Frey syndrome by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for sending signals to sweat glands. When botulinum toxin is injected into the affected areas of the skin, it blocks the transmission of signals to the sweat glands, resulting in a reduction in uncontrolled sweating and facial redness.
However, treatment with botulinum toxin is not permanent and must be repeated at regular intervals. A treatment usually lasts between 6 and 12 months.
Botox for facial wrinkles
Botulinum toxin can help reduce facial lines by relaxing the muscles responsible for forming wrinkles. When botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected into affected muscle areas, it temporarily blocks the release of acetylcholine, a signaling chemical responsible for muscle contraction.
By blocking muscle activity, botulinum toxin can reduce or even prevent the formation of wrinkles, particularly in the areas around the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (frown lines) and on the forehead (horizontal frown lines). However, treatment with botulinum toxin is not permanent and must be repeated at regular intervals.
It is important that the treatment is carried out by experienced doctors to minimize possible side effects. Possible risks include temporary pain, swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, temporary muscle weakness, or unwanted effects on nearby muscles.
What Botox treatment do I offer?
Frey’s syndrome (also known as chewing sweating or gustatory sweating) describes heavy sweating on certain skin areas of the face or neck that is triggered by gustatory stimuli, such as tasting, chewing, or sucking. The syndrome, also known as salivary sweating, is caused by misdirected regeneration of the nerves of the parotid gland (parotid gland). This can be caused, for example, by an injury or removal of the gland.
The sweating, which is very stressful for those affected, can be significantly alleviated or even completely eliminated with botulinum toxin injections. The botulinum toxin (Botox) injected into the affected skin regions inhibits the transmission of nerve impulses to the sweat glands. Since botulinum toxin (Botox) is broken down by the body over time, the treatment must be repeated regularly for a lasting result.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating that can affect different areas of the body such as the armpits, palms, soles of the feet and face. Botulinum toxin (Botox) can help relieve the symptoms of hyperhidrosis by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for activating the sweat glands.
When botulinum toxin is injected into the affected areas of the skin, it blocks the transmission of signals to the sweat glands, resulting in a reduction in excessive sweating. The effects usually last around six to 12 months, depending on where the botulinum toxin was injected.
However, treatment with botulinum toxin should only be carried out by experienced doctors in order to minimize possible side effects. Possible risks include pain, swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, as well as temporary muscle weakness or unwanted effects on nearby muscles.
The signs of the times do not stop at anyone – for some people they are visible relatively late, for others they appear early. Annoying wrinkles on the eyes, nose, mouth or forehead not only change the expression of the face, but our entire appearance. Wrinkle injections can gently reduce or even completely eliminate the signs of aging on the face or neck and help you regain a fresh and younger appearance. Folds can be divided into dynamic folds and static folds, depending on how they are formed. Dynamic wrinkles are what are known as mimic wrinkles, which can occur as a result of recurring movement sequences when laughing, eating or speaking. These can be easily improved with treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox). Injected into the affected areas, Botox restricts muscle activity, resulting in a smoothing of the skin.
On the other hand, static wrinkles, which tend to form around the mouth, nose, eyes, cheeks and neck, are also visible at rest when all muscles are relaxed. In this case, wrinkle injections can help to increase the volume of the skin and achieve a beautiful and firm result. With filling substances such as hyaluronic acid, the body’s own tissue or other natural filling materials, we can treat both individual, deep wrinkles and entire facial areas.
Wrinkle injections give a more youthful appearance without leaving scars. Since filling materials are usually completely broken down again within a few months through decomposition processes, the effect of wrinkle injections is limited in time. For a lasting result, the treatment must therefore be repeated regularly.
How much does an Botox treatment cost?
Botox treatment for chewing sweat (Frey syndrome)
Anamnesis, carrying out the minor test, determining the affected areas and administering Botox to the affected areas
Botox treatment for eye wrinkles (crow’s feet)
Administering botox to the crow’s feet area around the eyes
Botox treatment of vertical forehead wrinkles (frown lines)
Administration of Botox in the frown line area
Botox treatment of horizontal forehead wrinkles
Administration of Botox in the area of the forehead
After the treatment you will receive a fee note. If you wish, I can support you in submitting the fee note to your health insurance company (for functional treatments)! Payment can currently be made in cash or by card (Maestro, V PAY, Mastercard or VISA).