Groot Hertoginne Instituut

What is Botox?


Injecting Botox or fillers is a medical procedure. Doctors have been using Botox for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases.

The name “Botox” actually comes from the word “botulous” – which means sausage.

Botox is the trade name (Botox®, Allergan) for a substance injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement (the injected muscle can’t contract). That makes the wrinkles relax and soften, can prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening. There are also other brand names of botulinum toxin, such as Dysport/Azzalure and Xeomin/Bocouture.

Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic.

The Botox-treatment is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million treatments administered each year.

Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye), and frown lines. People also use Botox to treat excessive sweating, migraines, muscular disorders, and some bladder and bowel disorders.

A treatment with Botox takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anaesthesia. Botox is injected with a fine needle into the muscles with only minor discomfort.

The effects from Botox will last three to four months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking

If you are looking for a professional treatment with Botox and fillers by a licensed cosmetic doctor in Den Haag, you have been at the right place with us.

Please be aware of fake Botox!