When you look in the mirror would you like smoother skin with fewer wrinkles?
At Station House Dental Practice we offer Wrinkle reduction treatments which use very small doses of botulinum toxin type A (commonly referred to as Botox® a registered trademark of one type of this). These are placed into specific areas to allow relaxation of facial muscles for a period of time, resulting in the wrinkles being smoothed out. Treatments with Azzalure® are quick and take up to two weeks to take effect completely. We reassess at two weeks and provide a free top up if needed. Effects usually last between four to six months at which point many return to be retreated.At Station House Dental Practice we offer a free consultation to discuss how we can help you reduce signs of ageing. Consultations and treatments are carried out by a specially trained dentist in strict confidence.
We use Azzalure® for our wrinkle relaxing treatments which are commonly performed on one or more of these areas:
- Frown area (Glabella area between your eyebrows at the top of your nose)
- Crows feet (at side of eyes)
- Forehead (horizontal “surpise lines”)
What is Azzalure® or Botox® ?
Botulinum toxin type A is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Over the years it has been safely used for medical reasons such as treating eye muscle problems and neck pain associated with cervical dystonia. For about 20 years, it has also been popularly used as a prescription medication for cosmetic purposes.
How does it work?
The Azzalure® is placed in targeted areas to reduce impulses to the muscles causing them to relax. We always tailor the treatment to the individual patient, a more ‘natural’ look is achieved by precise dosing to prevent a ‘frozen’ appearance. So when you laugh or frown, your skin looks and feels smoother and more youthful. Please be aware that Azzalure® will not affect any static wrinkles that are not linked to facial muscles.
Is Botox® or Azzalure® right for me?
This treatment is the UK's most popular cosmetic procedure, because it is suitable for almost everyone. If you have wrinkles or forehead lines you wish to reduce, then this treatment is likely to be the perfect option. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to ask our dentist with a special interest in facial aesthetics.
What is the best age to consider having treatment?
The best time to consider having Azzalure® is when you begin to notice that wrinkles that start to show during expressions eg smiling or frowning appear irrespective of expression and form even whithout expressions. This usually occurs in your mid 30’s, however it differs from person to person due to genetic and lifestyle factors such as exposure to sun, stress, e smoking and other environmental factors. Azzalure® works best at this stage, rather than once you have deeply etched lines, which are more difficult to completely smooth the appearance of.
How do you carry out the treatment?
The procedure is quick, safe effective and virtually pain-free. We place a small amount of wrinkle reducing treatment to the areas required. No anaesthetic is used as it is virtually painless.
How will I feel during Azzalure® or Botox® treatment?
Your dentist will ask you to frown as hard as you can, and then you will feel a very slight prick as the fine needle is applied to the areas you want to target.
What happens after treatment?
These treatments are a quick, non-surgical procedure, you can return home or to work immediately, carrying on with your day as normal. It's important to avoid going to the gym or doing anything strenuous for 24 hours after having the treatment, but side effects are rare. You may notice slight bruising and/or redness, which fades quickly. The rejuvenating effects of the treatments last for 3-4 months, after which many clients choose to have a top-up treatment.
Following your first treatment you have a review after two weeks, to see what results are achieved. This review stage is not necessarily needed each treatment, normally just after your first treatment.
When will I start to see the changes?
The area we treat will appear smoother with less wrinkles. You should notice improvement within two to three days. Client response varies but full effect is seen after around two weeks At this point we will have arranged a review appointment where a top up can be applied to any sites you feel can be improved further. The rejuvenating effects of the treatments last for four to six months, after which many clients choose to have a top-up treatment. The review stage is not necessarily needed each treatment, normally just after your first treatment.