Treatments

Facial Aesthetics » Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin, Azzalure)

  • The Product

    Botulinum Toxin Type ‘A’ is a highly purified protein, which when injected in very small doses, relaxes muscle tissue.

    BOTOX® is Allergen’s brand name for Botulinum Toxin, it is not the name of the treatment but is used because of media hype (such as the word ‘hoovering’ is used when you are actually vacuuming and quite often using a ‘Dyson or Electrolux’ machine rather than a Hoover). Other makes of Botulinum Toxin are: Azzalure, Vistabel, Dysport and Xeomin.

  • The Treatment

    Botulinum Toxin is used for relaxing hyperactive muscles - usually in the upper third of the face:

    • Glabeller (frown lines between the eyes)
    • Forehead (lifting the brow)
    • Crowsfeet (squint lines around the eyes)
    • Hyperhidrosis-to control excessive underarm sweating.

    Small amounts of the toxin are injected in the target muscles putting them into ‘hibernation’ for between four to six months.The results are seen between 2-14 days after treatment. A review of the treatment is usually done after 2 weeks, at which time any adjustments can then be made by giving a ‘top up’. The results last approximately between four to six months initially, expanding to 6 months after the initial 2-3 treatments. As we are all individuals, these time scales should be taken as an average.

    Benefits

    • BOTOX® treatments can give the face a younger, revitalized appearance.
    • ‘Dynamic wrinkles’ or wrinkles caused by facial expression and muscle movement, are especially prevalent in the area around the eyes. Fortunately, these wrinkles are very responsive to BOTOX® treatments. One of the benefits of BOTOX® injections is that BOTOX® Cosmetic weakens the muscles responsible for squinting and crinkling of the eye area. The treatment effectively reduces or eliminates crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes.
    • Smiling, laughing, and frowning can all result in permanent wrinkling of the brow. Removing wrinkles from the area between the eyes can dramatically change a person’s appearance from one of continual anger or sadness to one of contentment and restfulness. Because BOTOX® treatments are so effective in improving moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, many patients have them as an alternative to a brow lift.
    • Wrinkles on the forehead can give the face an older, more haggard appearance. As people age, the muscles used to form facial expressions create permanent creases in the skin. One of the benefits of BOTOX® injections is that they can be used to relax the facial muscles, resulting in smoother skin and fewer wrinkles. In areas such as the forehead, where horizontal wrinkles tend to form, the BOTOX® benefits are particularly valuable. Contrary to the common misconception that a doctor must treat each wrinkle, only the underlying muscles that cause wrinkles must be treated. Once you have received your BOTOX® treatment, the muscles that ordinarily cause wrinkles and lines to appear in the forehead are no longer as active for a period of several months.
    • BOTOX® treatments are used to block the nerve impulses that cause the affected muscles to twitch. BOTOX ® injections in the forehead, brow, side of the head

    Contra indications

    • Pregnancy & Lactation
    • Any muscle wasting disease
    • Patients on Aspirin/blood thinning medicine
    • Anti-biotic therapy- Animoglycoside anti-biotics: Gentamycin, Kanamycin, Neomycin, Streptomycin

    Things that can go wrong? Not a lot!

    • Some localized, slight bruising could occur, but this is easily disguised with a light application of makeup.
    • Redness at the site of injection (usually goes within a couple of hours)
    • Eyebrow drop (usually wears off after a couple of weeks), should not happen if injected correctly.
  • If you are not entirely happy with the results of the treatment, please be assured that the effects will wear off within 4 months.
  • Average cost for treatment:

    Pricing is based on the volume of product needed to treat the specific area.

    • From £175 for mild to moderate areas
    • From £225 for more affected areas


    Azzalure Anti-Wrinkle Treatment (Botulinum Toxin)

    The ‘botox’ procedure is one of the safest available for the reduction or softening of wrinkles. ‘Botox ‘ type products are used to treat frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and lines around the eyes (Crow's Feet).

    Azzalure can also be used to treat lines around the mouth and those on the neck. A few tiny injections are administered to the skin which calm the muscles and thus, allows for a smoother, more relaxed appearance. The effect may take three to five days to appear.

    The overall advantages of treating wrinkles with Azzalure

    • Reduces or eliminates wrinkles without surgery.
    • Corrects underlying muscles (as opposed to the skin's surface as peels do)
    • Provides dramatic effects which are customizable and reversible.
    • No sedation or anesthesia is needed, however, you may choose to have the area numbed with an anesthetic cream or a cold pack prior to injecting.
    • Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a pin prick and treatment takes only a few minutes.


    How does Azzalure work?

    First, a few drops of Azzalure are injected (with a tiny needle) into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. When Azzalure is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and often disappear. If a specific muscle can't move, it can't cause a wrinkle. Botox treatment does not affect normal facial expressions.

    What can Azzalure be used for?

    Frown, Worry, Laugh, and Bunny Lines
    Wrinkles around the eyes (Crow's Feet)
    Brow Lift or Brow Asymmetry
    Drooping Mouth Corners
    Lip Wrinkles
    Neck Banding
    Severe underarm sweating
    Reduces horizontal creases on the forehead


    Are there any side effects?

    Side effects of Azzalure are minimal, with slight discomfort upon injection of the solution. This may be minimized by the use of Emla cream (topical anaesthetic cream) one hour prior to the injection. Bruising at the sight of injection may occur but is not common.

    One percent of patients develop a slight lowering or ptosis of one eyelid and, also rarely, asymmetry of facial expression. These effects are temporary and may not even be noticed by the patient. You may resume normal activity immediately. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 5 months. After that, the muscle action returns. When frown lines reappear, a repeat treatment is necessary to regain the results.

    ‘Botox’ type products have been safely and successfully used in wrinkle therapy for almost 10 years. It has been approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration) for neurological disorders. In the amounts used for wrinkle therapy, the only possible side effects are temporary and localized to the area of injection.

    Treatment Costs for Skin Rejuvenation : Men and Women

    You can book a free consultation at any time by calling our reception team on 0844 815 1015.

    Anti Wrinkle Treatment (Botox®/Azzalure)

    Pricing is based on the volume of product used to treat a specific area. :

    Mild to Moderate areas : From £175.00
    More affected areas : From £225.00

    • Frown area and Forehead lines
    • Crows' feet

    Dermal Fillers (Restylane / Juvederm /Emervel )

    Pricing is based on the volume of the product used in the target area.

    Mild to Moderate areas : From £200.00
    More affected areas : From £240.00

    • Nose to Lip lines.
    • Lips and lip lines.
    • Lip to Chin lines
    • Tear Troughs
    • Cheecks


    Payment Methods

    Cash, cheques supported by a guarantee card, all major debit and credit card.
    Cancellation policy £50 if less than 24 hours notice of cancellation is given.

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