Botox® is the most famous brand of Botulinum Toxin which is a chemical typically used in facial muscles to treat wrinkles such as lines on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. It has been used for this purpose for over 20 years.
At NU-U Clinics in Maidenhead we use a brand of botulinum toxin called Azzalure®. This is a widely used, pure and highly tested brand that is recommended by Doctors all over the world due to its great safety profile and its long-lasting effects. Botox® and Azzalure® are used for both cosmetic treatments and in hospitals for medical treatments.
Our Doctors at NU-U Clinics in Maidenhead have advanced training in facial anatomy and injection techniques which allow us to achieve the desired effects consistently and safely. We aim to create a natural, more youthful look which is achieved by our experience and skill. We use Azzalure® cosmetically for Crow’s feet, Dimpled chin, Drooping mouth corners, Forehead lines, Frown lines, Gummy smile, Jaw pain, Vertical lip lines and a Wide jaw. Our doctors also use it to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) anywhere on the body, Migraines, Muscular neck pains, Teeth grinding and Tension headaches. We are experienced in treating the anatomy of both men and women and this experience ensures our clients look natural.
What to expect
Small quantities of Azzalure® are injected into selected facial muscles with a very small fine needle. This relaxes the muscles, thereby smoothing out of the skin and it minimises creases, lines and wrinkles. If used regularly botulinum toxin can lead to fewer wrinkles forming over time, thus keeping a youthful look for longer even after the use of this treatment has ceased. When used in other areas of the body (e.g. the armpit) the same treatment is used to resolve excessive sweating (also known as hyperhidrosis). Small amounts of Azzalure® are injected to stop the glands from producing sweat.
We review our aesthetics clients after 3 weeks to ensure they are completely happy with the results. The treatment usually takes around 2-3 weeks to have its maximal effect and lasts approximately 3-4 months in facial muscles but much longer in sweat glands.
We recommend not applying excessive heat to the area treated and not rubbing the area too much as this may dilute the effect of the treatment. If there are any small adjustments a client wants this can be done at the review appointment and these are usually undertaken without further charge.
Am I eligible for this treatment?
Botox injections can be used on most people, with the most popular uses being for the reduction in forehead lines and crows’ feet. A medical history is taken prior to treatment and we will check that it is safe for you to proceed.
Patient who have nerve problems or muscle problems should let us know prior to treatment so we can advise. Treatment is not undertaken for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
How safe is Botulinum Toxin?
In high concentrations botulinum toxin is a potent poison. However, Botox when used in small doses by a trained professional, as it is in aesthetic medicine, has a very high degree of safety and an excellent safety record.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally a temporary drooping of the eyelid can occur. This may last a few weeks, but will always resolve and we take all possible precautions to reduce the risk of this. Special eye drops can be prescribed during this time to help lift the lid back into the normal position in the rare case that this happens. In extremely rare cases patients have developed an allergy to the treatment, while others have shown resistance, i.e. it causes little or no effect on the treated muscles.
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