Botox and Azzalure
What is the difference?
Botox® and Azzalure (aka Dysport) both contain botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and frown lines in 2002; Dysport was approved for the same use in 2009.
For the treatments of wrinkles and frown lines, Botox and Azzalure work similarly: they both contain very small doses of botulinum toxin, which blocks the stimulation of nerves, with the effect of relaxing the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. Azzalure spreads a bit farther from the injection point than Botox. In our prcatice this has been proven to be an advantage for the treatment of larger areas, as fewer injections are required (such as the forehead). Patients are usually please with the outcome of Azzalure treatments.
In more specific areas where small and precise doses are required we prefer to use Botox®. For example in the lower face jowls, neck and chin are treated with Botox®.
We recommend booking an appointment at Atlantic Beauty Clinic to see which one is right for you.
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