How does Azzalure differ from Botox?
Azzalure has a slightly different combination of ingredients to Botox. Botox uses Human Albumin and Sodium Chloride to stabilise the active ingredients and Azzalure contains Human Albumin and Lactose Monohydrate. Many studies have been performed into the longevity, possible side effects, diffusion and spread of the product, comparing Botox and Azzalure, but no significant differences have been found. Azzalure contains less proteins than Botox so less likely to cause an allergic response. However, each patient reacts individually so it is important to find the best product for you.
What happens during an Azzalure treatment?
An Azzalure treatment is very quick and safe and most patients find they can resume normal activities immediately after. Once we’ve gone through your medical history and checked for any medical conditions or medications which might mean you’re not an ideal candidate, we will discuss what you’re hoping to achieve. If you’re happy to proceed, the treatment area is cleaned and we will use a very fine needle to insert tiny amounts of Azzalure into the dermis.
Does Azzalure hurt?
Local anaesthetic or sedation are not typically required for an Azzalure treatment as any discomfort is well-tolerated, but we can discuss this at your consultation.
Is Azzalure safe?
Azzalure is a very safe aesthetic treatment. There are a number of potential risks which we will explain in full at the consultation but these are very rare. These include headaches, double vision, drooping of the brow or eyelids. As Azzalure is a temporary treatment, then any complications will also be temporary.
What results can I expect from an Azzalure treatment?
Patients are typically very satisfied with the results of their Azzalure treatment. Our aim is always to produce a very natural and beautiful result, that subtly reverses common signs of ageing.
Azzalure is a Botox-like wrinkle relaxing product. Its active ingredient is the same as Botox as it contains Botulinum Toxin Type A, produced from the bacteria clostridium botulinum and there are just slight differences in how the product is purified and manufactured.