Botulinum toxin A is a purified protein which is injected into specific muscles in the face to temporarily relax them.
Better known by its registered trade names of Botox® and Azzalure®, it has been used for more than 10 years and it has also been used to treat certain medical conditions in the UK for over 20 years.
The treatment will normally take an average of 2-3 days to start working, although it may take a little longer for the full effects to be seen. The speed of action depends on the strength of the facial muscles and an individual’s response to the injection.
The product can reduce the severity of the lines for up to 4 months. To maintain the effect the treatment needs to be performed 3 times per year .
Popular areas to treat are:
- Upper face
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Forehead lines
- Crows feet (laughter lines)
- Nasal scrunch (bunny lines )
- Lower face
- Lip/smokers lines
- Marionette lines
Before and after crows feet with Azzalure®
Before and after forehead with Azzalure®