As your skin loses its elasticity, it becomes thinner and less able to stretch and rebound, forming wrinkles. The glabella, forehead, crows’ feet and neck bands are classic examples of this aging process, although the number of wrinkles and their patterns vary from person to person.
Hyperdynamic lines and wrinkles are a common problem. They may develop due to repetitive movements over a long time. Age, gender, genetics, stress, and environment are important factors to consider. Most facial rhytides form perpendicular to the direction of underlying muscular contractions.
Botulinum Toxin Type A prescription medicines such as Botox®, Azzalure® and Bocouture® enable medical professionals to treat underlying courses of these mimetic lines. They are injected to temporarily weaken the muscles and, therefore, soften the lines.
In the UK, there are 3 licensed products for dynamic wrinkles’ reduction called Botox®, Azzalure® and Bocouture®. They contain a Botulinum Toxin type A, which prevents the release of acetylcholine- neurotransmitter, responsible for muscular contraction at the neuromuscular junction.
Hence, visually it is presented in smoother looking skin due to mimic muscle relaxation. Medical use of Botulinum toxin takes us back to the 1950s with an introduction for cosmetic use in the early 1990s. Nowadays, it is one of the main, safe and effective options in the field of facial aesthetics.
Muscle- relaxing treatment is widely used and licensed for upper face areas such as frown, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Also, other areas can be treated:
The new, modern approach to full facial rejuvenation includes ‘MESOBOTOX’ technique when very small doses of the muscle-relaxing agent are mixed with mesotherapy solution, containing Hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. This combined approach offers more hydration, collagen stimulation, fine wrinkles reduction and skin lifting effect.
All three Botox®, Azzalure® and Bocouture® are Prescription Only Medicines (POM). At Novello Skin, face-to-face initial consultation enables us to identify personal requirements, medical history, any contraindications to establish treatment suitability. The relevant information and aftercare instructions will be explained in detail. Our goal is to ensure you are in safe and experienced hands.
Visible results are usually noticed around 5-6 days after treatment with the maximum effect at around 2 weeks.
The muscle-relaxing micro-injections with a very fine needle are well tolerated and hardly cause any discomfort.
Use of muscle-relaxing injections cannot be recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding. There is no adequate date from the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A- based products in pregnant women and no information available whether it can be excreted in breast milk.
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