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Botox and Azzalure
These are botulinum toxin type-A products that are specifically designed for use in aesthetic indications. They are indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows) seen at frown, in adult patients under 65 years. They are also used as ‘off-licence’ products, after full consulation and planning, to correct fine line and wrinkles that also appear :
• around the eyes (crow’s feet)
• exaggerated forehead expression lines
• ‘sad’ mouth appearance
• Defining the jaw line and neck area
What is involved?
Your pre-treatment consultation is very important.
Take your time and discuss :
Your needs and expectations
Treatment options and related products
Your medical history
The product is prepared for your treatment and then using very fine sterile needles, small amounts of the product between 2-20 units (0.01 to 0.1 ml) is injected into the area to be treated.
Most people report that they don’t feel anything or feel a small pinch. If you are particularly sensitive then we can apply a n anaesthetic cream 30 minutes before injecting.
Afterwards, you may experience, tingling, redness or itching at the injection sites. Some people get a headache for a few hours afterwards that subsides naturally or with painkillers. Most people get minimal or no side-effects if they have had a proper consultation with a medical professional prior to treatment.
You will begin to see results around 48 hours after treatment.
After the initial injections, we will review you approximately 2 weeks afterwards and carry out any necessary ‘tweaks’ to the effects
How long do the effects last?
Typically this ranges from 6 months to 9months dependent on your skin condition/health, how quickly your body metabolises the product and your lifestyle.
As with other interventions, there is no guarantee to predict this time but to improve the overall results, we recommend combining this treatment with a skin care system (eg Jan Marini SCMS).