Facial injections such as Botox® and Azzalure are both local muscle relaxants adapted from the botulinum toxin type-A. They work by relaxing the facial muscles responsible for wrinkles and are the most performed non-surgical procedures in the world.

Botox® and Azzalure treatments are an easy, relatively pain-free process and a great solution for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the face, primarily in the brow, eye and cheek areas.

The procedure is done during a 30 minute consult, and involves a few tiny injections into the areas of concern. You are then able to return to your normal daily routine immediately without the need for a lengthy recovery period. The treated lines on your face will begin to soften over a three to five day period following the procedure and their appearance will further improve over the next two weeks. Your new, fresher appearance and feel will stay with you for three to six months (every result is different depending on how quickly your body breaks down the toxin), at which point treatment is easily repeated. Our patients say we provide the best wrinkle reduction treatment available in London.

Alternative areas of application for Botox® and Azzalure injections is to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) under the arms where it is a proven method of preventing perspiration for up to six months at a time, or migraines. Please contact us for more information on treating either of these conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Botox® and Azzalure are both compounds of botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum.

Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and frown lines in 2002; Dysport was approved for the same use in 2009.

As injectable treatments for wrinkles and frown lines, Botox and Azzalure work similarly: they both contain very small doses of botulinum toxin, which inhibits the stimulation of nerves, with the effect of relaxing the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. Azzalure spreads a bit farther from the injection point than Botox. This is an advantage, as fewer injections are required in large areas (such as the forehead), with less potential discomfort for the patient. 

In the treatment of lateral orbital rhytids (commonly known as “crow’s feet”), Azzalure is believed to produce better results than Botox on patients’ appearance when facial muscles are contracted; however, the difference is hardly noticeable when facial muscles are at rest.

However, with that being said, there have been numerous studies performed to assess the differences between the different preparations, and there is the wealth of anecdotal evidence collected as expert opinion from doctors who have performed thousands of treatments.  The duration of effect has been studied, the side effect profile, the spread, the diffusion, patient and practitioner satisfaction. So far no signifiant difference in the overall effects between the two has been identified. In short, for the patient, there is no significant clinical difference between the formulations, it is simply up to which formulation your consultant feels is best suited to you. 

We recommend booking an appointment at Cadogan Clinic to see which one is right for you.

Botox – or Botulinum Toxin – is a neurotoxin that inhibits nerve stimulation on muscles. It is used cosmetically to reduce or remove facial wrinkles. Botox injections contain a very small dose of Botulinum Toxin and relax the muscles that form the wrinkles. The effect of a Botox injection lasts approximately between 3 to 6 months.

Dermal Fillers are a soft tissue filler that is injected into the skin to help fill out facial wrinkles and cavities and add volume to the face, for a fuller, smoother appearance. Like Botox, these are temporary as they are eventually absorbed by the body. Often used cosmetically to soften facial wrinkles, lines and other skin imperfections and enhance facial volume.

There are many different types of fillers, each has its own specificities and tends to work better on certain areas and not in others. Some dermal fillers last longer than others.

Book a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss the best injectable treatments at Cadogan Clinic.

Botulinum Toxin, also known as Botox, is a neurotoxin that is produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium.

Botox can be used for medical purposes – such as to treat some muscular conditions – and cosmetically. As a cosmetic treatment, Botox is commonly known as a reliable and effective way to reduce or remove wrinkles non-surgically.

Botox treatments are generally pain free and pose no threat of long recovery time, allowing patients to return immediately to their normal daily routines.

Cosmetic Botox treatments are performed by injecting the toxin in extremely small doses to the desired area relaxing the muscles that are responsible for wrinkles.

Botox injections are fairly quick and the effect is visibly noticeable after around 24 – 72 hours once the treatment complete.

At Cadogan Clinic we use 2 brands: Botox and Azzalure. Book a consultation with one of our specialists to discuss the best injectable option for you at Cadogan Clinic.

The main active ingredient of Botox Cosmetic injections is botulinum toxin type A, a toxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium.

More specifically, Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) for injection contains sterile, vacuum-dried purified botulinum toxin type A.

In Botox Cosmetic injections, botulinum toxin is present in extremely small doses and has the beneficial effect of relaxing facial muscles preventing the development of wrinkles and frown lines.

Botulinum Toxin, commonly known as Botox, has many benefits both medically and cosmetically.

Medically, Botox is used to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, overactive bladder and strabismus (crossed eyes).

While Botox is used for medical purposes, it is most known for its cosmetic results. Botox is primarily used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, in particular around the brow, eye and cheeks. Botox can also be used to reduce sweating.

Being non-surgical a procedure, one of the main benefits of Botox is that, once treatment is complete, there is a very short recovery time allowing the patient to resume normal activities the same day.

By reducing and preventing the development of wrinkles, Botox helps the skin to look younger and smoother. Botox is one of the safest not surgical procedures to reduce wrinkles.

Botox injections are the most performed non-surgical procedure in the world and a very safe, hassle free treatment.

Potential side effects of the cosmetic use of Botox – although uncommon – may include headaches, drooping eyelids, blurred vision, dizziness and dried mouth. For a full description on the risks and side effects of Botox, we encourage getting in touch for a free consultation with one of our specialists.

Who should not have Botox?

  • Pregnant or breast feeding women (this is due to the fact it is unknown whether Botox affects breast milk).
  • Patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients of Botox or have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc or Dysport.
  • Patients who have an infection around the area where the injection is planned.

To evaluate your personal circumstances, we recommend booking a free appointment with one of our specialists.

Botox Cosmetic injections contain botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium. This toxin, present in extremely small doses, inhibits the nerve stimulation of muscles by preventing nerves from releasing a chemical called acetylcholine.

In their cosmetic use, Botox injections have the beneficial effect of relaxing facial muscles improving the appearance of frown lines and preventing the development of wrinkles.

Typical areas for the cosmetic application of Botox injections are eyebrows and cheeks.

Lip injections at Cadogan Clinic are very safe but minor side effects include redness, swelling and itching at the injection site and bruising which can last from 2 to 10 days. If you find that you have an uneven result, your practitioner will see you for a treatment review and this can be rectified. If you suffer from cold sores, dermal fillers to lips may not be a good treatment for you.

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