Injectables are fluids injected under your skin using a fine needle. The aim of injectables is to smooth out wrinkles and creases in the face and improve facial contours. We offer two types of injectable:
- Botox muscle relaxant
- Fillers filling agents
The decision about which injectable to opt for depends on what you want to change and achieve. They each have specific properties and results. It is therefore important to let the doctor know during the initial consultation what you are looking to achieve. They can then explain to you the pros and cons of the various treatments, as well as show you before and after photos.
What does a Injectables (Botox and fillers) cost
Rates fillers (price per ampoule)
Juvederm ultra smile (0,55 ml)€300,-
Juvederm Volbella (1,0ml)€400,-
Juvederm ultra 3 (1,0 ml)€400,-
Juvederm Voluma with lidocaine (1,0 ml)€450,-
Juvederm Voluma with lidocaine (2,0 ml)€750,-
Juvederm Volift (1,0 ml)€400,-
Botox (price per treatment area)
Nose (bunny lines)€100,-
Visible gums when smiling€75,-
Botox against excessive perspiration
Some lines and wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle movements, for example frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. Lines and wrinkles such as these can be treated with Botox. Botox relaxes the muscle groups causing the wrinkles, in turn reducing the wrinkle.
Lesser known applications of Botox include eyebrow lifts and corner mouth lifts. Botox is also used to treat laughter lines on the nose and prevent showing gums when smiling. Botox treatments in the face initially last for 3 to 4 months. With repeated treatments, the effect can be maintained for longer, up to 6 to 7 months.
Botox can also very effectively treat excessive perspiration of the armpits and hands. Botox treatment in these areas lasts for 6 to 12 months.
Lines and wrinkles may form as a result of the skin thinning and sagging. Fillers are used to fill in creases and wrinkles, accentuate contours and rejuvenate the face. For instance, filling the nose-to-lip crease, plumping up sagging corners of the mouth, augmenting lip volume, filling so-called smoker’s lines in the upper lip and accentuating lip contours or cheekbones. Laughter lines in the cheeks can also be treated by strengthening the skin of the cheeks.
There are various types of filler, with different properties. We only work with the highest quality fillers under the Juvederm brand. Your doctor will advise you about which filler will best suit your wishes.
No permanent fillers
We only work with temporary fillers. This means that the filler, and therefore the effect of the filler, will usually disappear after a couple of months. Permanent fillers, on the other hand, last for ever and their effect is irreversible. Although this sounds promising, this is exactly why we do not offer permanent fillers. We believe that not enough is known yet about the results and risks of permanent fillers in the long term. And as you are well aware, your body will go through changes over the course of time. A filled wrinkle may look fantastic in the short term, but after a couple of years it may have a completely different effect.
Botox + fillers
The ideal treatment for certain wrinkles is often a combination of Botox and fillers. Optimum results can be achieved by first using Botox to relax the muscles and then injecting fillers to strengthen the skin in the area of the wrinkle. Ask the doctor what the best treatment for you could be.
Botox and filler treatments can both be performed under local sedation. However, most treatments are carried out without any sedation. The doctor decides beforehand whether sedation is advisable in your case. Better results can sometimes be achieved if you are not sedated. However, the skin around the lips is often quite sensitive, so the doctor may use an injection or apply a cream (EMLA cream) to numb the skin so that you do not feel the injections.
You then sit or lie back on the treatment chair. The doctor uses a very fine needle to make a few injections in the area to be treated. This is almost pain-free and on average does not last for longer than half an hour. Botox is injected straight into the muscle. In filler procedures, the fluid is injected just under the skin. With a filler procedure, the treated area is then massaged to ensure the injected fluid is evenly distributed.
You may wear light make-up an hour or so after a treatment with Botox or fillers. There will sometimes be slight redness, swelling or bruising. This will generally go away quickly. Avoid exerting any pressure on the treated area for a couple of days.
Video animation of botox and fillers procedure at the Boerhaave Medical Centre
After care and recovery
After undergoing a Botox treatment, you should not rub the injected area for at least 3 hours. You will see the results of a Botox treatment after 1 to 2 weeks, and they will remain visible for 3 to 6 months. The more often you have a Botox treatment in the same area, the longer the effect will remain visible.
The effect of fillers will last for 6 to 24 months depending on the product used and area treated.
Check-ups are arranged in consultation with the doctor.