In medicine, botox has been used for almost 40 years in the treatment of spastic disorders in neurology. And in plastic surgery – for more than 30 years for the removal of wrinkles. It is effective in the hands of experienced doctors specialized in wrinkle removal, and the procedure is quick. All of this makes this treatment one of the most efficient and popular in the world.


What is botox?

Botox, or Botulinum toxin A, is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria.

Wrinkle removal – advice from a specialist doctor

There are precise indications for the use of botox treatments. In accordance with this, the specialist doctor determines whether botox is the optimal procedure for mitigating wrinkles or if some of the following procedures will be applied:

  • Nano laser – Alma Q,
  • TwinLight laser,
  • Morpheus 8,
  • Mesotherapy skin boosters.

Our specialist doctors will assess during a free consultation which procedure for wrinkle removal will yield results, and whether this procedure is optimal.


Botox for removing wrinkles from the forehead and around the eyes – FREE consultations at Diva Clinic

You can schedule a FREE consultation for botox in Belgrade, New Belgrade or Vračar with doctors from Diva Clinic Dr. Bogdanovic at one of our clinics or specialist dermatological clinics:

  • DIVA Clinic Dr. Bogdanović – Kosovska 34 – Stari Grad
  • DIVA Slavija, Vračar – Njegoševa 19a
  • DIVA Novi Beograd – Bulevar Zorana Đinđića 125d.

How does botox work?

When botox is injected in small doses by an educated doctor into specific muscles, it prevents their excessive contraction. In this way, the formation of wrinkles is prevented where they are usually most pronounced, and existing ones are also alleviated. It is most commonly used in patients between 30 and 70 years of age.

When is facial Botox recommended?

Botox is recommended for the elimination of wrinkles in the forehead region and around the eyes, as well as for discreetly and subtly erasing signs of aging or as a prevention in stopping the formation of new wrinkles.

During the treatment, botox is applied in very small amounts to certain regions, thereby blocking the action of muscles that, by enhancing facial expressions, participate in the creation of wrinkles. The procedure at the Diva Clinic is performed by educated specialist doctors with decades of experience.

Wrinkle removal with Botox experiences – before and after

Botox relaxes the muscles in the treated area, thereby alleviating existing wrinkles and preventing the formation of new ones.


Botox is most commonly used to alleviate wrinkles in the forehead region, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes.

Since when has Botox been in use?

Since 1980, doctors have been using botox in the treatment of muscle disorders in neurology and ophthalmology, while it was approved for wrinkle removal treatments and hyperhidrosis treatment in 1987.

So besides aesthetic medicine, the botulinum neuromodulator has also been used for over 20 years for the treatment of excessive sweating – hyperhidrosis, in the armpit, palm, and sole areas.

Which wrinkles can be treated with Botox?

The persistent ones, as muscle movements on the face create wrinkles in the skin. And since botox works by preventing excessive muscle contractions, it is precisely the deep-set wrinkles that can be alleviated with botox.

Botox results

Patient experiences, when it comes to botox treatment, are excellent, making this one of the frequently used treatments because it delivers results when needed: to prevent the formation of deep wrinkles, to remove wrinkles around the eyes, to correct asymmetry of eyebrows or eyelids, to remove vertical furrows and wrinkles on the forehead, to alleviate wrinkles at the root of the nose, to remove wrinkles and furrows between the eyebrows.

Botox against sweating

The procedure is effective in treating hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating of the armpits, soles, and palms, as its effect after this procedure lasts about 9 months, depending on the state of the organism, hormonal status, genetics, and lifestyle of each individual.

Botox should be injected by an experienced specialist doctor.

For which wrinkles is botox not a good choice?

Botox cannot correct or alleviate all wrinkles on the face, so it does not remove:

  • nasolabial wrinkles – hyaluron is an excellent choice for them,
  • for wrinkles caused by skin damage from the sun (they are effectively treated with lasers and skin boosters).

When will the doctor suggest botox?

In consultations, they will first consider other procedures that can deliver results when it comes to wrinkle removal. If it is not possible to achieve this with them, on the recommendation of the doctor, botox is used in cases when patients:

  1. have a very strong mimicry, so botox serves as a prevention to prevent deepening of wrinkles,
  2. when there are already wrinkles at rest, that is, without the mimicry we make in the form of frowning, surprise or laughing.

Is botox treatment safe?

It is a relatively safe procedure, but provided that Botox is injected by an experienced specialist doctor and when a certified and proven preparation is used (but there are deviations in effects depending on the state of the organism, hormonal status, genetics, and lifestyle of each individual).

Does facial botox give a plastic expression?

It shouldn’t. Botox treatment has significantly improved in recent years. Before the treatment, patients still often ask us if their face will be “frozen”, and after the treatment, they only state that their facial expression is natural.

What is achieved after botox treatment?

There are two effects of botox treatment: It leads to skin tightening, alleviates deep wrinkles, and gives a youthful face while preserving a natural appearance. In addition, the treated muscles unlearn excessive activity, which further prevents the formation of new wrinkles.

Is botox a procedure for men as well?

Men very rarely talk about anti-aging procedures they undergo, and thus about botox. However, they invest in their appearance almost as much as women. After actors joined anti-aging trends, they were quickly followed by athletes, businessmen, and politicians.

Research shows that the number of men who entrust themselves to the hands of experts for one of the aesthetic procedures is increasing on a daily basis. One of them is botox. They often combine it with hyaluronic fillers.

This is because botox is used to remove wrinkles and prevent the formation of new ones in the upper part of the face. And hyaluronic acid alleviates them in the lower part. That’s why more and more men are opting for botox treatment.

What is important before making a decision about botox treatment – what is the advice of doctors from the Diva Clinic?

From our very long and rich experience in working with patients, we highlight several important things that need to be researched and done before making a decision to undergo this treatment:

  • It is important to choose a specialist doctor who is educated and has experience,
  • Go for a consultation before the treatment,
  • It is necessary to inquire with the chosen doctor about the procedure and all details and side effects,
  • You should check if the doctor uses a certified preparation,
  • If the procedure is too cheap, question why that is the case,
  • Inquire with the chosen doctor about what can and cannot be done before and after the procedure.

What can be expected after botox?

There are two effects of botox treatment:

  1. Tightened skin, without deep wrinkles and a youthful expression while preserving a natural appearance.
  2. In addition, the muscles unlearn excessive activities, thus further preventing the creation of new wrinkles.

Advice from a specialist doctor of aesthetic surgery and leader of the expert team at Diva clinic, Dr. Svetlana Bogdanovic, regarding wrinkle removal with botox.

Who performs botox treatment at the “Diva” clinic?

In our clinic, only specialist doctors (9 doctors) work, led by Dr. Svetlana Bogdanovic, an aesthetic surgeon, who have over 25 years of experience.

What does botox treatment look like?

First, the doctor performs an examination and then makes a decision whether Botox is the appropriate procedure for alleviating wrinkles, and if not, suggests an adequate method.

During the treatment, botox is applied in very small amounts to the appropriate regions to relax the work of muscles involved in the formation of expression wrinkles. It is injected with extremely thin needles, so the procedure is comfortable, which depends on the hormonal status and genetics of each individual.

How long does botox treatment last?

The treatment itself is short, about ten minutes.

How long is the recovery period and what should not be done after botox treatment?

The doctor’s recommendation is to rest for a few hours after the treatment, after which it is possible to continue with the daily life routine.

The use of swimming pools, saunas, sunbathing, and exercise is not recommended in the first 2 days after treatment.

At the “Diva” clinic, botox treatment is performed exclusively by specialist doctors in aesthetic surgery and dermatology.

When is the full effect of botox visible?

It is common for the effect of botox to start being noticed after 3 days, while the full effect is expected after 2 weeks, which depends on the state of the body, hormonal status, genetics, and lifestyle of each individual.

How long does the effect of botox last?

The results of botox usually last about 4 months (which depends on the type of skin, age, and health condition of the patient). The treatment can be repeated 3 times a year, with prior consultation with a doctor.

Botox – when can you start with this procedure for wrinkle removal?

Experts in the field of medicine agree that this procedure can be started at the indication of the appearance of the first expression of wrinkles. In this way, the formation of the first deep wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes – crow’s feet, is prevented, and the appearance of signs of aging is slowed down. That is, it can serve as prevention.

When botox is started in the thirties, it usually serves to maintain a youthful appearance.

If this procedure is started in the forties, its role is usually to remove wrinkles and delay the formation of new ones.

Botox complications – what are the possible side effects after botox treatment?

Patients often ask us if there are downsides to botox, if there can be complications, and if they should pay special attention to anything after its application?

Given that the skin’s reaction to any treatment varies from patient to patient and not everyone reacts the same, there is a possibility of reactions after this treatment.

Rare (occurring in less than 1% of patients), but possible side effects are:

  • headache or mild nausea – may occur after the first application of botox, but usually pass after 48 hours,
  • bruising at the site of botox application – subsides after 3 to 5 days,
  • mild swelling at the application sites.

All of the above are normal and harmless accompanying phenomena that usually last a short time and disappear very quickly, depending on genetics and lifestyle.


When should botox treatment not be done – what are the contraindications for botox?

Botox is usually a comfortable procedure if certified preparations are used by an educated and expert specialist doctor.

However, there are absolute contraindications for botox application. Botox should not be applied:

  • in case of allergies to botox and the ingredients of this preparation,
  • during pregnancy,
  • breastfeeding,
  • neurological diseases,
  • malignant diseases.

Botox price

The price of botox at the Diva clinic depends on the region being treated:

  • Wrinkle removal in the eye area is 180 euros (in dinar equivalent),
  • Wrinkle removal in the forehead region – 2 regions (forehead and between the eyebrows) is 280 euros (in dinar equivalent),
  • Wrinkle removal – 3 regions – including the eye area and forehead is 350 euros (in dinar equivalent).

Botox – most common questions from patients:

There are many misconceptions about botox, so it is not surprising that there are many questions regarding this procedure. Therefore, the specialist doctors of the Diva clinic are here to answer them.

Does the face “freeze” after botox treatment?

It is true that botox reduces muscle activity to prevent excessive contraction, but when the procedure is performed by an experienced specialist doctor who determines the appropriate dose, the natural facial expression is retained.

Can makeup be used after the procedure?

It is not recommended to apply cream and makeup 24 hours after the procedure. Normal washing is recommended and avoiding pressure on the regions where Botox was injected.

Can you lie down or sleep after the procedure?

It is not recommended to lie down and bend the head forward for 4 hours after the procedure.

Can you travel after this procedure?

Yes, by any means of transport, even by plane. The only reason the specialist doctors at the Diva clinic do not recommend traveling before botox starts to work is so that they can perform a control examination in the following days.


Whether this procedure is the right choice for a certain skin type and condition will be assessed by a specialist doctor during free consultations, and will suggest an appropriate procedure accordingly. The number of treatments needed is individual and depends on several factors.

The results of the procedure can vary from patient to patient, and this is influenced by several factors including genetics and each individual’s lifestyle.

For prices of other anti-aging procedures, see our PRICE LIST.

Scheduling for free botox consultations in Belgrade

At the Diva clinic, Dr. Bogdanović in Belgrade, with our specialist doctors in dermatology and aesthetic surgery, you can schedule a FREE consultation for an examination before the wrinkle removal procedure so that the doctor can assess which one will give the best effects in one of our clinics or specialized dermatological clinics:

  • DIVA Polyclinic Dr. Bogdanović – Kosovska – Stari Grad,
  • DIVA Dr. Bogdanović Njegoševa – Slavija – Vračar,
  • DIVA Dr. Bogdanović Z. Đinđića – Novi Beograd

at one of the phone numbers 063 338 334 or 011 3242 841 or via email

Our specialist doctors will tell you during the examination what results you can expect after this procedure.

You can schedule an examination or procedure

  • every working day from 9 am to 8 pm and
  • on Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm.


Your “Diva clinic”

It is a fact that botox has been used in aesthetic medicine for over 30 years and when applied by an experienced doctor in adequate doses, the treatment is absolutely safe, and the appearance you will have after the treatment is natural, refreshed, and without wrinkles.

One of the common questions is when it is possible to have the first botox treatment.

  1. It is possible when there is an extremely strong facial expression, botox can be used as a preventative measure to prevent the deepening of wrinkles,
  2. or when there are already wrinkles at rest, that is, when wrinkles are present in the forehead and eye area even without facial expressions.

The effect after botox treatment is visible after a few days, and the maximum effect is between 10 and 14 days, and the effect lasts for about 4 months depending on the individual strength of facial expressions.

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