If you are interested in facial rejuvenation but are not ready for a surgical procedure, treatment with cosmetic injectables can help you achieve the youthful and beautiful appearance that you seek. Cosmetic injectables are known to be a quick fix for a range of facial signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. They can also be used in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures for more balanced and comprehensive results.
Although treatment with cosmetic injectables is relatively straightforward and quick to complete, it still requires the expertise of a trained and experienced professional Mr Miles Banwell, founder of Attune Clinic, is highly knowledgeable in using various cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation Similarly, Dr Chris Britt has great expertise in facial injectables and has a loyal patient fan base at Attune Clinic. Patients trust Attune Clinic for natural-looking and beautiful results.
Botox, Azzalure and Bocouture (Xeomin): How They Work
Made of botulinum toxin, either Botox, Azzalure or Bocouture is injected into the facial muscles to temporarily relax them. By doing so, the muscles can no longer contract and cause wrinkles. Results of these neurotoxin based injectables can be seen within one week of treatment and can last three to four months. Choosing between Botox, Azzalure or Bocouture largely comes down to patient preference and brand loyalty.
Benefits of Azzalure
Although they work in the same manner, Azzalure has a small advantage over Botox in that it spreads a bit further when injected. This allows doctors to make fewer injections, and reduce pain for the patient.
Azzalure is also considered by many to reduce crow’s feet better than Botox. This is why some patients prefer to use Azzalure.
Botox vs. Azzalure
Our team will discuss with you the specifications, pros and cons of each product, before recommending a product.
What They Treat
Also known as glabella lines, frown lines are the vertical creases that form between the eyebrows. Botox, Azzalure or Bocouture can be injected into the facial muscles for creating the frown lines to smooth them out. For severe frown lines, our team may recommend combining a neurotoxin with a dermal filler.
Forehead lines are formed when the eyebrows raised, creating a surprised look. These lines become more apparent as you age. While Botox can minimize the appearance of mild forehead lines, some patients benefit from combining Botox with a dermal filler.
Crow’s feet are fine lines that begin at the outer corners of the eyes and branch out. They are often the result of smiling or squinting. Neurotoxin injectables like Botox, Azzalure and Bocouture are popular options for minimizing the appearance of noticeable crow’s feet.
Botox can also be used to hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating in the underarms. When injected in the underarms, Botox temporarily blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, reducing sweat.
Dermal Fillers: How They Work and What They Treat
Dermal fillers restore volume and smoothness to the skin. Results are temporary and can last anywhere between six months to two years depending on the specific product. They can treat the following:
Nasolabial folds, also known as “laugh lines,” are the lines or creases that extend from the outer corners of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth. Juvederm XC and Juvederm Vollure are great filler options for smoothing out these lines and rejuvenating this area.
The tear troughs (the areas between the lower eyelids and cheeks) are one of the first areas that give away age. As you get older, this area may become deeper and darker, creating what are commonly known as under-eye bags or circles. Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are popular choices for rejuvenating the tear troughs. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that binds to the water molecules in the skin, increasing volume. Because dermal fillers can also be used to fill in lines, the tear trough area will appear smoother and more rejuvenated.
As we age, the body produces less collagen, which causes the skin to loosen and sag. This, along with volume loss, cause a sunken or hollow appearance in the cheeks. Hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm Voluma and Restylane are commonly used to restore youthful fullness to the cheek area. Collagen boosting injectables like Sculptra are also great options to restore volume in the cheeks. Sculptra is made of a naturally occuring substance called poly-L-actic acid which stimulates the collagen regeneration process and produce youthful results.
Naturally thin lips or lips that have thinned over time can be plumped with hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm Volbella. In addition to plumping the lips, Juvederm Volbella can also be used to smooth out the lines on and around the lips for fuller and younger-looking lips.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of an injectable treatment?
Cosmetic injectables require no surgery, no lengthy doctor visits, and very little postoperative downtime. Patients are able to achieve a smooth and wrinkle-free face without the incisions, scars or discomfort of surgery. Compared to surgical facial rejuvenation options, injectables are quite cost effective.
Will Botox/Azzalure give me a “frozen” expression?
It is a common misconception that Botox and Azzalure cause a “frozen” facial expression. The effects of these injectables are specific to the muscles that create the lines and wrinkles, so the basic muscle function of the face is not interrupted. Normal facial expression and animation continue as normal but without the unwanted lines.
What should I expect during treatment?
Treatment with cosmetic injectables is quick and requires no downtime. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your procedure may take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. To begin, Mr Banwell or Dr Britt will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. He will then use a fine needle to inject the product. Following your treatment, you will be free to return to your normal activities. Temporary side effects with cosmetic injectables are very minor but include soreness and redness.
When will I see results?
Depending on the injectable, results may be visible almost immediately after treatment or appear gradually over time. Results with cosmetic injectables are temporary, and so patients typically maintain results with routinely scheduled treatment sessions. Mr Banwell can recommend a treatment plan and schedule based on factors unique to you, such as your facial anatomy and desired results. Rest assured that your cosmetic injectable treatment with Mr Banwell and Dr Britt will be safe and tailored to meet your specific needs.
When should I consider injectables?
Patients can meet with Mr Banwell or Dr Britt to find out if they are the right candidate for an injectable treatment. Patients who are generally healthy and have no serious allergies or medical conditions are usually good candidates for injectable treatments. These treatments are easy and quick, and do not require any recovery period. Patients are sent home right after the procedure is finished.
To learn more about cosmetic injectables, please contact Attune Clinic today.