Wrinkle Treatments with Botolinum Toxin, Autologous Fat and Hyaluronic Acid at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin

Like the skin of the entire body, facial skin, too, is subject to permanent aging processes. In the course of life, the proportion of elastic fibres decreases and gravity pulls the skin down.

Over the years, glabellar frown lines, laugh lines, and all kinds of expression lines appear on the face.

Additionally, the aging process is greatly accelerated by external influences.

  1. Sun-rays: Like the artificial UV light of sunbeds, they lead to the formation of so-called radicals, which are chemical substances that strongly interfere with the skin’s metabolism.
  2. Smoking: Every cigarette slows down the skin’s blood supply for about four hours, and this lack of supply with nutrients amplifies the aging process. After a couple of years, the consequences are without exception visible on the skin.
  3. Genetic predisposition: Some people age earlier, others keep looking young for a long time. This is nature’s bounty, which can only be influenced indirectly.

While Botox is often used to treat expression lines, hyaluronic acid is suited for filling skin lines and larger tissue defects. Wrinkle treatment with autologous fat is very well suited to refill lacking fat depots in the face and thus to restore a younger look. At Park-Klink Birkenwerder/Berlin, even deep folds between nose and mouth can be very well filled with autologous fat.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a personal consultation. Our surgeons will review, explain in detail, and discuss your options regarding »wrinkle treatments« at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin.

 

How are glabellar frown lines removed?

On the forehead, 11 lines or glabellar frown lines are often considered bothersome. They are due to excessive contraction of small muscles located between the root of the nose and the brows. Basically, there are two treatment options:

  • to remove the muscles (endoscopic forehead lift or upper lid surgery)
  • to paralyse the muscles with botolinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin.

It does not make a lot of sense to only use injectable fillers, because muscle tension will continue to crease the skin and thus to cause the folds.

Wrinkle Treatment with Botolinum Toxin at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin

The treatment of expression lines and folds with botolinum toxin is a common procedure in plastic surgery and it is considered to be safe because of the many years of experience in clinical use. It is an in-office treatment, and apart from a mild burning or stinging sensation during injection, it is painless.

Forehead wrinkles and glabellar lines as well as crow‘s feet are significantly reduced so that you will have a more awake, a friendlier and more youthful appearance.

At Park-Klink Birkenwerder/Berlin, wrinkle treatment with botolinum toxin is performed during our out-patient consultation hours. No anaesthesia is required. The treatment’s full effect will become visible about 2 to 7 days later. The procedure is almost risk-free when performed by an experienced practitioner and, you can quickly achieve excellent results, which last about 4-6 months, depending on the area of use and the individual patient.

The botolinum toxin treatment

Botolinum toxin is a muscle relaxant, which inhibits the transmission of nerve signals to facial muscles. The treated muscle groups are immobilized in whole or in part so that wrinkles or lines, which are caused by the muscles pulling on the skin, disappear completely or are much less pronounced.

What complications can arise from a treatment with botulinum toxin?

The treatment of expression lines with a muscle relaxant is a common procedure in plastic surgery and, based upon the many years of experience in clinical use, it has come to be considered as safe. In rare cases, redness or haematoma can occur. In very rare cases, it may cause allergic reactions. Only in very rare cases, a temporary paralysis of the facial muscles (eyelid, corners of the mouth) that exceeds the desired extent can occur. However, this will vanish after a couple of weeks at the latest.

What are the expected costs of wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin?

The costs for wrinkle treatment with botolinum toxin depend on the individual scope of services. In a personal consultation, our surgeons will detail the exact costs for you, which vary according to quantity and area of application. For average prices, please refer to our price list (de).

Wrinkle Treatment using Autologous Fat (Lipofilling) at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin

Wrinkle treatment using autologous fat (lipofilling) is very well suited to refill fat depots in the face and to give your face again a youthful and more vital expression.

The treatment using autologous fat has been used routinely at Park-Klink Birkenwerder/Berlin for injections to fill lines and folds since 1999. The advantage of this procedure is that the body’s own fat is used and that no artificial substances are injected. This procedure is very well suited to fill even deep folds between nose and mouth. If the autologous fat grows on well, it lasts a lifetime and may improve the skin quality considerably.

Wrinkle treatment using autologous fat

In order to treat wrinkles and lines using autologous fat, small quantities of fat are aspired with a thin cannula at a site with superfluous reserves (e.g. at the lower abdomen or thighs/inner sides of the knees) under local anaesthesia and then injected into the desired area of the face.

What is the advantage of wrinkle treatment using autologous fat over other methods?

We use your own body fat and do not inject any artificial substances. Another benefit of lipofilling is that the fat stays on site once it has grown on.

What areas are well suited for lipofilling?

Areas that can be filled with hyaluronic acid are also eligible for lipofilling.

What complications can arise from a wrinkle treatment using autologous fat?

Swelling and bruising (haematoma) can occur. In very rare cases there is the possibility of inflammation. After surgery, about 30% of the grafted fat is absorbed by the body. This is why treatment might have to be repeated.

Do I need anaesthesia for wrinkle treatment with autologous fat and how long do I need to stay in hospital?

The injection of autologous fat can be done in an in-office procedure under local anaesthesia or, on request, also under twilight anaesthesia (in the latter case, please schedule at least 2 hours wake-up time after surgery).

What are the expected costs of wrinkle treatment with autologous fat?

The costs for wrinkle treatments using autologous fat depend on the individual scope of services. In a personal consultation, our doctors will detail the exact costs for you, which vary according to quantity and area of application. For average prices, please refer to our price list (de).

Wrinkle treatment with Hyaluronic Acid at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin

Filler injections with hyaluronic acid are suited for skin rejuvenation, filling tissue and replacing volume. By injecting into the lines and folds, hyaluronic acid elevates the skin level so that it is adjusted to the surrounding tissue.

A common example for a treatment with hyaluronic acid is nasolabial folds (from the nasal wing to the corner of the mouth). When these lines are deep, the face often looks harder and older. The injection with hyaluronic acid reduces lines and folds, compensates volume loss and increase skin tone.

Wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid may be used in various areas:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Filler injections in the upper lip area, lip contouring and lip enhancement
  • Touch up of small wrinkles of the décolletage, on the back of the hands, the neck, cheeks and around the eyes
  • Filler injections for acne scars, smoothing glabellar folds, lifting the eyebrow in case of droopy eyelids, filler injection into the tear-trough in case of bags under the eyes

No anaesthesia is required. Mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid is offered at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin during out-patient consultation hours. Results are immediately visible and last about 6-12 months.

The wrinkle treatment procedure with hyaluronic acid

Minute cannulas are used to inject the filler into the respective fold. This is done without anaesthesia and various injection techniques are used to this effect. The goal is to use a tailored product for each fold depth and extension.

What are the complications that can occur in wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid?

In the hands of an experienced injector using the appropriate product, wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid is almost risk-free.

What are the expected costs of wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid?

The costs for wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid depend on the individual scope of services. In a personal consultation, our surgeons will detail the exact costs, which vary according to quantity and area of application. For average costs, please refer to our price list (de).