Anti-wrinkle injections

Azzalure treatments

Want to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines? Try Azzalure anti-wrinkle injections.

Visit St John’s Dental Practice in Birmingham and we will discuss anti-wrinkle injections with you and how they can help improve your appearance and confidence.

All injections are administered by our highly qualified dentists and give natural looking results, creating younger looking, wrinkle-free skin.

Facial creases and wrinkles form in response to the repeated pull of facial muscles in a particular manner. Most of us have a distinctive facial habit: grimacing, raising eyebrows, using one side of the face more than the other, etc. Over time, we will see a set of facial lines appear which reflect this individual habit.

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Treatments using filler injections or skin peels can smooth these facial lines once they have already formed. The damage has already been done and will continue. It would be preferable to treat the CAUSE of the facial lines rather than treating the lines once they have formed.

The primary aim of wrinkle removal injections is to break the habit of frowning and to re-educate the facial muscles so that the tendency to frown is lost.
For many of our patients, wrinkle removal injections are the ultimate cosmetic treatment; leaving the patient looking 10-20 years younger within days. If you have mild or moderate lines now, without treatment those lines will be deep and possibly severe in 5-10 years’ time. By using wrinkle removal injections, however, those same lines will be less visible than they are today!

We are known for our ‘light touch’ and do not believe in the ‘frozen’ look. Our aim is to help you look fresh and natural. Having a natural look means that you are still able to have some facial expressions after having wrinkle removal treatments and it is not obvious that you have had anything done; but you will look refreshed, as if you have had a good holiday.

Azzalure are brand names for a type of Botulinum toxin; a powerful protein that can be used safely in small doses. BOTOX® and Azzalure injection treatments are one of our most popular non-surgical anti-ageing treatment for reducing lines and wrinkles for a fresher, less tired look.

BOTOX® and Azzalure, are used to inject specific areas of the face to relax the muscles of the face and ease out lines and wrinkles. The most popular treatment areas are:

  • Frown lines and wrinkles
  • Forehead lines and creases between the brows
  • Crow’s feet and laughter lines
  • Wrinkly chin

Firstly, you will have a consultation with one of our medical practitioners. During the consultation your medical history will be taken, your concerns will be discussed along with the options available to you. Your consultant will explain the effect that anti-wrinkle injections can have and after care advice.

If you decide to have treatment, the surgeon will ask you to frown hard so that your individual, exact pattern of forehead and frown movement becomes visible, the areas to be treated are cleansed, and wrinkle removal injections are administered with a very fine needle in appropriate doses to give the required result. The injections take around 5-10 minutes. Afterwards, you will have some very tiny red marks for approximately one hour. The injections begin to take effect after 3-5 days and you will notice that it becomes more difficult to frown. These frown muscles will remain temporarily relaxed for 3-4 months. As we always aim to create a subtle result we offer a review after 2-3 weeks without further cost to ensure you have the result you are looking for.

Wrinkle removal injections cost from £195 for one area of the face, typically one area would be the forehead, or crow’s feet or lines between the brows (Glabellar lines).

How many treatments will you need?

The effects can last three to four months and then repeat injections will be needed to maintain the effects.  We generally find that after several treatments, the effects will begin to last longer and repeat treatments may only be required every six months as a top-up.

What will the results be?

The appearance of frown lines and other treated areas will be dramatically improved within 3-5 days of treatment.  The skin will appear smoother and unlined whilst untreated facial muscles continue to work as usual to allow normal facial expression.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions – please ask if you have any other questions.

Are there any side-effects of wrinkle removal injections?

Approximately 10% of new patients may experience a headache for a few hours following the treatment. There will be redness at the injection site for a few minutes immediately following the treatment. Rarely, patients may experience flu–like symptoms afterwards. An eyelid ptosis (droop) is possible in 1–2% of patients but this complication is very easy to correct with eye drops. It is also possible to experience localized muscle weakness in and around the area being treated, the symptoms of which are typically mild as botulinum injections are completely reversible and as such last a couple of weeks if not days.

Can I have wrinkle removal injections?

You should not have a botulinum injection treatment if you:

  • have an infection at the site of the botulinum injection
  • are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • are pregnant or lactating or think you might be pregnant
  • have a neurological disorder (e.g.Myasthenia Gravis), or are taking drugs that interfere with neuromuscular transmission g. aminoglycosides

Is the wrinkle removal procedure painful?

No! The entire botulinum injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and requires no anaesthesia. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.

How much do wrinkle removal injections cost?

Treatment costs £195–£325 depending on how many areas of the face are treated.

BOTOX® and Azzalure treatments