The principle of Botox® is to block muscle contraction in order to smooth the skin and give the face a more youthful appearance from the 3rd day following the botulinum toxin injection. It is therefore mainly expression lines that can be treated with botulinum toxin (Botox®) in the upper face, neck and even décolleté.

If the oval of the face is only slightly disturbed, botulinum toxin can also have a lifting effect on the lower part of the face, reducing jowls and platysmal bands and giving a more youthful appearance.


Botox® treatments are carried out on an outpatient basis following a consultation. This allows your plastic surgeon to work with you to draw up a personalised treatment plan.

How does the operation work?

Botox® injections do not change your facial expression. The effect of botulinum toxin lasts for several months. Ideally, injections should be repeated 3 times a year. The areas of the face where Botox® is particularly effective are:

  • forehead wrinkles
  • crow’s feet (around the eyes)
  • frown lines (the wrinkles between the eyebrows)
  • fine lines on the upper lip
  • folds at the corners of the mouth.

Botox® injections can be supplemented by a filler in certain areas of the face.

Botulinum toxin treatments can also treat areas of hypersudation such as the axilla, forehead and palm of the hand.

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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

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