So you want Botox?

Updated: May 4, 2021

Botox is actually a trade marked name for Botulinum Toxin A (BoTNA) manufactured by Allergan, but we all know anti-wrinkle injections by this name. There are other equally effective products such as, Azzalure and Bocouture that are used in the UK.

BoTNA is a prescription only medicine and should be administered by a Doctor, Dentist or Nurse prescriber who is trained, qualified and insured.

BoTNA is used to temporarily paralyse the movement of muscles on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes (known as 3 areas). And makes these lines/wrinkles appear less obvious.

The cost for treatment ranges from £150-£350 depending on how much product is used and usually lasts between 2-6 months, although this varies from person to person.

So what's the difference between Botox and it's competitors Azzalure and Bocouture?

Botox has a bigger molecular structure which Allergan claims doesn't diffuse in the tissue as much as Azzalure. This is untrue. Another consideration in the past was the licensing of each product, All three manufacturers fortunately now have a license for all three areas of the face,

It is important to note that while this is a great 'anti-ageing' treatment widely on offer it does not stop the ageing process and has certain limitations. For more information, please contact the clinic where you can arrange a free consultation to see if this is the right treatment for you.

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