Botox® or Azzalure® are the brand names of a highly purified botulinum toxin. They are used as a cosmetic injectable to soften or freeze expression lines. They temporarily block the nerve impulses within the muscle. This blocks the release of a chemical which causes muscle contraction thus making the muscle relax. This softens the lines on the forehead and around the eyes.
The amount of movement remaining is determined by the patient.
‘Baby Botox®’ softens the lines without preventing movement. It gives a fresher look without being obvious. It is also used on younger patients who wish to preempt wrinkles forming.
At The Face Clinic we err on the side of caution on the first visit and review the effect with the patient after 10/14 days. A top up at this stage is included in the initial cost.