Botulinum toxin

One of the most versatile substances in aesthetic medicine.
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The botulinum toxin treatment is very popular thanks to quick and spectacular results.

Botulinum toxin treatments are applied in antiaging therapy, i.e. to reduce wrinkles, as well as in the case of hyperhidrosis and migraines. Undoubtedly, because of versatility of applications, botulinum toxin treatments are among the most popular aesthetic dermatology treatments. Ambroziak Clinic has been performing them for years, helping both women and men with numerous problems.

Why is it worth it?

Botulinum toxin is a very strong natural toxin inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for transmitting impulses between nerves and muscles. Botulinum toxin blocks connections between nerve endings and the muscles they innervate, i.e. it blocks the so-called nerve-muscle synapses. This prevents the paralysed muscle from contracting. Botulinum is equally effective for men and women. In medicine, botulinum toxin is used to treat various diseases such as strabismus, neurological diseases with excessive muscle tension, as well as excessive sweating. Very low toxin concentrations, which do not affect other parts of the nervous system apart from the area where the injection was given, are used to eliminate mimic wrinkles.

What do you need to know?


Various areas


From PLN 1050

Problem solved

Mimic wrinkles, hyperhidrosis, migraines

How often repeat

App. every 6 months

Duration time

App. 20 minutes


The effect of botulinum toxin injection in the area of mimic wrinkles is their smoothing out for about 6 months. Skin on the forehead or around the eyes smoothes out after about two weeks but, importantly, the toxin has an effect on muscle relaxation which will limit formation of deep wrinkles in the future. The effect of hyperhidrosis treatment with botulinum toxin is significant reduction or absence of sweat secretion in the treated area. In both cases, the treatment should be repeated after a period determined by the doctor. In the case of migraine botulinum toxin treatment, the problem is completely cured, but the treatment needs to be repeated sooner, i.e. 6-12 weeks after its performance.

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Administration of botulinum toxin in Warsaw does not require any detailed diagnostic examinations. Botulinum toxin is injected with the use of a disposable syringe with a very thin needle. A small quantity of the preparation is precisely injected into several places on the face. The procedure takes a short time. Depending on the number of treated areas (injection points), it takes about 15-20 minutes. Pain connected with the injections is minimal.

In the case of treatment of mimic wrinkles, the patient should not bend down or lie down for about 4-6 hours after the treatment. After the treatment of hyperhidrosis and migraine, you can return to normal activity immediately.

Neuromuscular conduction disorders (myasthenia gravis, Lambert Eaton syndrome), hypersensitivity  components (human albumins), use of the following medications or period of 1 week after discontinuation: aminoglycosides (streptomycin, gentamicin, amikacin, kanamycin, etc.), aminoquinolones (chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, D-penicillamine (Cuprenil), cyclosporine, tubocurarine, pancuronium, galamine, succinylcholine, lincomycin, tetracycline, polymyxin, local skin infections, pregnancy, lactation.

The mimic wrinkles reduction treatment is not painful, but it causes discomfort. Anaesthesia and freezing is used during the treatment of hyperhidrosis; injections are sensible, but pain disappears nearly instantly.

Yes, treatments with the use of botulinum toxin should be repeated approximately every 6 months. In the case of migraine treatment, the procedure ought to be repeated more often - app. every 6-12 weeks.

Botulinum toxin treatment belongs to the group of preventive procedures; it is a good idea to start undergoing it from around the age of 30. If the therapy is commenced early enough, mimic wrinkles may never become permanent!

Marcin Ambroziak, PhD

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