It is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults. It can also be used to treat Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) in the underarms, palms and soles of the feet.
Yes, as long as you are suitable for treatment it is very safe. We will conduct a thorough examination and assessment to assess your suitability for treatment. The brand used at Coxhoe Dental Practice is Azzalure™ which is one of the very few FDA approved products on the market with a 20 year history of consistency and safety.
It generally takes around 2 weeks for the full effect of the treatment to be felt, however results begin in as little as 4 or 5 days. The effects of treatment continue for 3-4 months however this can increase with repeat treatments.
The treatment consists of a number of tiny injections, which your practitioner will administer with minimal discomfort. The majority of our patients can’t even feel them. After your treatment you may experience a small amount of swelling/redness, which generally settles quickly.
Dermal fillers are made of a material called hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance widely distributed within the human body. Over 50% is found in the skin where it is essential for water retention, wound healing and tissue repair – especially after sun damage. It is one of the main components responsible for that plump, smooth, youthful look in young skin.
We use Juvederm™ products – world renowned for their quality and predictability. Juvederm™ dermal fillers are natural and have excellent biocompatibility with over 26 million successful cases having been carried out worldwide. Your practitioner will conduct a thorough medical and drug history as part of your consultation to assess your suitability.
You will notice a difference instantly. The hyaluronic acid is gradually broken down to water but the effect can last from anything between 6 – 18 months depending on the areas treated, skin quality, quantity of product placed and general health and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers are generally administered with a needle so you may feel a small scratch and some pressure for a few moments after that. In certain areas such as the lips, we can administer a local anaesthetic first so that there will be no sensation during the treatment. Afterwards, there is typically some bruising/swelling that usually settles within a week. Your practitioner will do everything he can to make you as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment.