What is Botox®?
Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a purified protein that is used to minimize the frown lines. The product is made from a highly purified form of a natural protein complex, which has been used to treat various conditions associated with muscle spasms in infants, children, and adults for more than two decades. The cosmetic form of this product is a direct result of such medical uses.
What is Azzalure™?
Azzalure® is a prescription medication (Botulinum Toxin Type A) that is used as a wrinkle smoothing agent used on the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet) and between the eyebrows (glabella).
What is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is a prescription medicine (incobotulinumtoxinA) that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar).
What can Botox®/Azzalure™/ Xeomin® do for me?
When administered correctly by a trained professional, Botox®, Azzalure™ and Xeomin® can relax overactive muscles that causes creases around the eyes, forehead and between you eyebrows. This softens wrinkles and diminishes the formation of new ones. Visible results can be seen in just a few days with results that last up to three months.
The primary use of Botox®, Azzalure® & Xeomin® is for the correction of lines located on the upper portion of the face, especially crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. In addition to aging your appearance, these lines can create the illusion of depression, concern, or anger.
These products may be used for improving folds and wrinkles in the neck and fine or deep lines around the upper lip. Botox®,Azzalure™ & Xeomin® have also been used to reduce the muscle roll beneath the lower eyelid, which is enhanced by smiling in certain people. These products may also be helpful in the correction of webbing or transverse creases of the neck.
Botox®, Azzalure® & Xeomin® cannot be used to correct wrinkles and lines that are not the result of muscular contraction; however, dermal fillers such are often effective in such situations. Dermal filler treatment may be administered in the same appointment as Botox®, Azzalure® or Xeomin®.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
A proper Botox®, Azzalure® or Xeomin® treatment does not make you expressionless. The muscle activity is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
What should I expect during a Botox®/Azzalure® visit?
Botox®, Azzalure® & Xeomin® is administered in our office and the actual procedure takes about 10 minutes. We use a cold pack to numb the area. Tiny injections are administered directly into the muscles. There is no downtime. Some patients may experience redness, swelling, bleeding or bruising with the injections. Although these are not common, they can take place. We recommend avoiding aspirin or aspirin-containing products a week or two before your appointment.
For more information and to arrange a consultation at a consulting room close to you, please contact a member of the FSUK team on 07774571074.