Aesthetic medicine / Botox

With Botox you can treat frown lines.

Expression lines are caused by the contraction of mimic muscles that move when you smile, you laugh, you think, and generally when you express yourself.


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Dr. Borra explains Botox

Dr. Luca Borra is an expert in the use of Botox: he was the first to use it and knows all the secrets.

What is Botox?

With the use of Botox wrinkles can be greatly attenuated: with small Botox injections you get the relaxation of the muscles responsible for wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. You can choose different types of botulinum depending on the desired result.

How does Botox work

The Botox works by blocking nerve transmission between nerve and muscle mimic that forms the wrinkle. After the treatment the skin over the muscle becomes smooth while the other muscles retain their activity thus maintaining unchanged the expression of the face.

Botox is safe

Botulinum toxin injections are used by more than twenty years for eye and neurological diseases. Every year thousands of people are subjected to treatment with Botox for cosmetic reasons getting great benefit in maximum security. In some cases (tics, spasms, facial paralysis) this treatment can be paid by health insurance: if it wasn’t a safe procedure definitely no health insurance would pay.

How is the treatment with Botox done

With a very thin needle (30% thinner compared to those in use normally) Dr. Borra injects a small amount of botulinum toxin in the affected muscle. He performs some injections, but it is not necessary to administer any kind of anesthetic. If required, we apply an anesthetic cream before treatment. You can immediately return to business, and you can immediately put makeup on . The maximum effect is appreciated after three/ eight days from the treatment.

What results should I expect from Botox?

If the expression lines mark your face, treatment with botulinum will make these smooth, giving a naturally fresh and youthful appearance to the face. Botox has no effect on static wrinkles caused by skin aging and does not act on the relaxation of the skin; this treatment does not replace interventions such as hyaluronic acid fillers or laser.

Does treatment with Botox have side effects?

The most common side effect is a slight redness at the injection site, it is difficult to have bruises that, in any case,  can be covered by makeup. In rare occasions you can get a descent of an eyelid or a modest asymmetry of the face expression. These side effects are not pleasant, but they are always fully reversible.

What are the limitations of Botox treatments?

The effect of Botox is temporary and lasts three to six months. When it stops working  you turn as before: you won’t get worse if you stop having this treatment done.

What is the difference between various brands of Botox?

There are different preparations of botulinum toxin that differ in their chemical characteristics. Some spread less than others and are therefore more accurate with lower risk of side effects. One difference is the power with which the muscles slow down: for those who want an softer look it is best to choose Azzalure® or Bo-couture®(analogous to Xeomin®). Dysport® instead is suitable for those who want a more noticeable and lasting effect. The Botox is used for wrinkles under the trade name of Vistabel, but it is the same product.

How should you do if Botox does not work anymore?

It is about changing the formulation. Sometimes in fact the body produces antibodies that block the medicine. Changing type of botulin solves the problem almost Always.

How much does the treatment cost?

We offer several categories of treatment with botulinum toxin:
The cost of the central area between the eyes (the glabella) starts from FrS. 250
The cost of eye lines and glabellary lines starts from FrS 350
The cost of full face botox that encludes forehead wrinkles, eyes and glabella starts from FrS 400full face botox  With the dermal muscle fibers (mesobotox, that is a mesotherapy with botulinum), neck, nose wrinkles,  costs FrS. 1000

What can you expect from your first consultation:

If you are considering this procedure, come to Dr. Borra. The consultation may last an hour. In your consultation, Dr. Borra will:

  • listen to what you want after surgery
  • perform a thorough examination
  • tell you exactly what he recommends for you and why
  • answer with simplicity and cordiality,  and will make sure that all your questions, even ones about financial and insurance aspects, have been clearly answered

As part of the consultation, Dr. Borra will give you the opportunity to view photographs of his patients, as they appeared before and after treatment so that you understand how he will perform your treatment. You will speak about your needs and he will describe the results you’ll get from your treatment.  It is very important that you and your surgeon are in agreement on the aesthetic  result in order to achieve  what you desire. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Borra which has more than 3000 patients.

``The key of the success of treatment with botulinum toxin is to personalize the treatment by acting only on the muscles that are actually in charge of wrinkles. The correct amount of Botox leaves unchanged the expression, but it reduces wrinkles.``
Dr. Luca Borra