How does Azzalure injections work?
Azzalure injections contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin type A, which is a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin type A is a bacterial toxin that prevents nerves from functioning normally (a neurotoxin). It prevents nerves from releasing a chemical called acetylcholine, which is essential for the nerves to communicate with muscle cells. This toxin therefore prevents muscles from receiving nerve stimulation. Preventing nerve stimulation of muscles causes the muscles to become paralysed. Botulinum toxin type A causes muscle paralysis until such time as the nerve develops new endings to communicate with the muscles.
What are the benefits of Azzalure?
Azzalure injections normally takes an average of 2 to 3 days to start working, although it may take a little longer for the full effects to be seen. The speeds of action will depend on the strength of your facial muscles and your individual response to the injection. Hopefully you will be please with the effects of Azzalure. Azzalure can reduce the severity of glabellar lines for up to 4 months.
Azzalure injections are administered into the muscle above and between the eyebrows to temporarily paralyse and relax these muscles. They are used to cosmetically improve the appearance of vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. These injections only provide a short-term improvement.
They are only used when the appearance of frown lines is prominent and is having an important psychological effect on an individual. An improvement in the appearance of the frown lines between the eyebrows is generally seen after two or three days. The effect of these injections lasts for up to four months. For a continued effect you would need to keep having the injections every three to four months.
What can be treated with Azzalure?
Azzalure is used to treat cosmetic conditions that typically result with age. The glabellar muscles in the forehead often produce “frown lines” or folds above the eyebrows and directly above the bridge of the nose. Azzalure injections will reduce or remove these wrinkles or lines temporarily. The results have been typically observed to last between three and six months.
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What is the difference between Botox and Azzalure?
The answer is there is no difference between these products. Botox has become a worldwide household name, but what many people do not realise is that Botox is a Brand name for the product Butulinum Toxin.
Azzalure is another brand of botulinum which reduces the appearance of vertical frown lines by weakening the muscles just like Botox.
Azzalure is not a new product, it has been around in the UK since the 1990's but it's brand has only been recognised widely since 2009.
What is the procedure?
On the Day - Before injecting Azzalure any make-up will be removed and the skin disinfected. Your practitioner will then study your facial muscles to see how they work, as individuals can differ. The injections should be painless, but a local anaesthetic cream can be used prior to treatment. To treat frown lines, Azzalure is injected with a fine needle above and in between your eyebrows. The treatment session will last around 15 minutes and you can return to your usual daily activities immediately afterwards. Your practitioner will tell you more about how to look after your skin following your treatment.
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Azzalure Botox normally takes an average of 2 to 3 days to start working, although it may take a little longer for the full effects to be seen. The speeds of action will depend on the strength of your facial muscles and your individual response to the injection. Hopefully you will be please with the effects of Azzalure Botox. Azzalure Botox can reduce the severity of glabellar lines for up to 4 months.
Restylane Sub Q Dermal Filler Injections in Reading
Restylane Sub Q is an ideal choice for people who want to enhance the volume in their faces.
Restylane Sub Q Dermal Filler Injections
Keeping your looks is not just about the management of facial lines and wrinkles but more about restoring lost volume in the skin. The good news is that Restylane SubQ provides deep dermal support providing help in the skin where it is needed to restore skin volume and give youthful shape and contour to the face. The effect is very natural, leaving your skin feeling firmer but soft to touch. Restylane SubQ is suitable for a wide range of patients seeking to improve their facial shape and definition without resorting to surgery or having permanent implants.
Restylane SubQ provides a non-surgical mid face lift. Whilst restoring volume in the skin in the upper half of the face to give a more youthful shape, it also diminishes the appearance of nose to mouth lines, to give a fresher look. Restylane and alternative products are used to restore the facial contours to their original healthy appearance.
Restylane SubQ also has the advantages of having long lasting results, in excess of a year, and being a non-permanent treatment. The gel in Restylane SubQ biodegrades naturally and safely over time. Beauty trends come and go and you do not want to land yourself with a look that you may regret in years to come. You also need to retain flexibility and control over your looks because your face changes shape as you age. As with all injectable treatments, some localised bruising and swelling can occur after treatment with Restylane SubQ. These side effects are temporary and usually disappear after 48 hours.
Injection Techniques for Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation with injectable lip fillers provides pleasing results in as little as 30 minutes. Anesthesia is typically not necessary for the procedure because the filler usually includes lidocaine or another topical anesthetic. The results with injectable lip fillers are temporary because the body eventually breaks down and absorbs the filler. The length of time the results last varies with each individual, but the average is generally four to six months. Individuals who are considering lip implants for permanent lip augmentation are advised to try injectable lip fillers first to see if implants would provide the desired cosmetic benefit.
Doctors frequently use injectable lip fillers to give the lips a plump, voluptuous look. Due to the wide variety of materials and injection techniques for lip augmentation, there are plenty of options that can meet your individual needs. Advancements in the field of lip enhancement have even made some methods so effective that doctors use them as permanent lip fillers. Please explore the sections below to learn about the various techniques and formulas used with lip fillers.
Collagen-Based Lip Fillers
Collagen, the most frequently used injectable filler worldwide, comes in two forms
What is Botox?
Botox® and Dysport® are the trade names for Botulinum toxin, produced by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. Several types of toxins have been identified, but type A, which is used commercially, is the most potent. Botox acts by blocking acetylcholine, a chemical that is responsible for transmitting electrical impulses that cause muscle contraction. This results in muscle paralysis. The resultant paralysis, however, is temporary, as the new growth of nerves will re-innervate the muscles. Botox was first used in 1978 to weaken over active muscles in the eye, followed by other neurological conditions such as dystonia and hemifacial spasm with good effects and little side effects. Botox was first used cosmetically in 1990, to reduce facial wrinkles arising from muscle contraction.
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Botulinum toxin injections
(Botulinum toxin is commercially available as Botox® or Dysport®. However, these injections arecommonly referred to as 'Botox injections' whichever product is actually used.
Wrinkles are part of the ageing process. They can be attributed to sun damage, effects of gravity and muscle contraction resulting from facial expressions such as frowning and laughing. Wrinkles due to the effects of gravity represent natural sagging of tissue with age and are generally only improved by surgical tightening procedures. Wrinkles caused by muscle contraction such as frown lines, forehead lines and crows' feet, can be improved by Botox treatment. Botox can also be used to treat excessive sweating of the armpits and palms of the hands.
What can you expect at the time of your procedure?
Botox is injected directly into the muscles that cause the wrinkles, using a very small needle. Several injections are usually needed at specific sites, depending on the area treated (see diagram 1). When used to treat excessive sweating in the armpits, Botox is injected directed into the axillary skin. Localised discomfort and bruises can occur, but no sedation or local anaethesia is generally required. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.
What are the results?
Botox usually takes effect 24-72 hours after injection, with maximum effect at about 1 to 2 weeks. Its effects generally last for approximately 3-4 months. When injected into the muscles that are responsible for expression wrinkles, it gives the face a more relaxed and smoother appearance. Sometimes longer lasting effects (9-12 months) are seen after treatment of excessive sweating. When a gradual fading of treatment effect is noticed you may return to have another treatment.
What are the limitations?
Whilst Botox can be very effective in reducing wrinkles due to muscle contractions, it has no effect in reducing the fine lines on the face caused by sun damage, and lines due to sagging of facial skin. In those patients with very heavy lines, repeated treatments may be needed for maximum effect. Too frequent or excessive dosing of Botox may lead to patient's resistance to treatment due to antibody formation and Botox treatment may exaggerate any facial asymmetry.
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