Botulinum toxin A (Vistabel®)
This is used to treat lines, which most often appear on the upper half of the face as a result of our facial expressions.
The toxin prevents muscle contractions by inhibiting signals to neural transmitters.
The effects are felt four to five days after the injection and last for around four months.
As early as the 1970s, botulinum toxin was used to treat blepharospasm and strabismus, and was later applied in the field of neurology to treat complex hemifacial spasms.
Botulinum toxin has been used in cosmetic surgery for 20 years.
The substance itself is poisonous and, if used incorrectly, can be highly dangerous and even deadly.
The price of treatment ranges from CHF 200 to
CHF 600 per session, depending on the area and the amount of product used.
This treatment uses an injection of viscoelastic hyaluronic acid (Juvederm®, Belotero®) in varying concentrations and molecular weights in order to rejuvenate the skin – usually in the lower half of the face.
Hyaluronic acid has three notable properties:
- It acts as a filler, adds volume and, in doing so, reduces the depth of wrinkles.
- It can retain up to 1,000 times its own molecular weight in moisture, meaning it intensively hydrates the skin and has a smoothing effect.
- It promotes the skin’s regeneration by stimulating fibroblasts – the cells that create collagen and give the skin its elasticity.
- This makes your skin glow and helps it maintain its elasticity.
Depending on the product and the amount, a vial costs between
CHF 300 and CHF 500.
Skin peel: exfoliation of the dermis and epidermis
Combats surface-level wrinkles, blemishes and pigmentation, and helps regulate sebum production.
Dead skin cells are removed and deeper cells are stimulated (neocollagen).
Working on the nevus cells reduces pigmentation in the skin.
The treatment is painless, lasts around 10 minutes and can be repeated as necessary.
herpes, connective tissue disease or pregnancy
Skin peels cost between CHF 100 and CHF 200 per session.
Other cosmetic treatments
Q-switched Nd:YAG laser: for tattoo removal
Intense pulsed light (IPL): for hair removal (epilation), reducing pigmentation, rosacea, etc.
Radio frequency: a non-surgical application to improve skin elasticity and cellulite
Mesotherapy: a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and skin changes caused by ageing and sun damage.
It involves introducing a homeopathic or low-dose quantity of medicine into the skin (without an injection)