Botox® / Azzaulure® and Bocouture® are some of the brand names of fully FDA approved wrinkle relaxing products.
HOW SAFE IS IT?
Botulinum ToxinA has been used in the NHS for decades after the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved its usage in the late 1980s.
It was discovered that it could resolve muscle related ailments like blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking) and strabismus (lazy eye). It is also used in much higher doses to treat several other medical conditions such as cerebral palsy muscle contraction in children.
WILL IT LOOK NATURAL?
There are many misconceptions about the use of muscle relaxing micro-injections, the main one being that is has to give an un-natural 'frozen' appearance. Quite the contrary is true in fact. The product used is specifically tailored to your own individual skin type and muscle strength requirements. Movement should be maintained so that you do not appear frozen or un-natural. A very low dose may used so that you look refreshed, yet no one can tell you’ve had the treatment. This technique is often called ‘BabyBotox’.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Extremely small, diluted amounts are carefully placed into specific targeted muscles around the area of unwanted lines. This causes a controlled relaxation of the muscle and a gentle, subtle smoothing of the overlying skin. This treatment takes about 15 minutes to perform and no recovery time is required. If you are a little sensitive, ice or numbing cream may be applied, but most do not feel they need it. You may go back to your day straight away. It generally takes three to ten days to see and enjoy the full benefits.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
3-6 months depending on each individual
Price includes consultation and a 2 week post treatment review.