Azzalure Deemed 'Baby Botox' for Subtle Lines

42-15653301While many men and women run to the plastic surgeon’s office to get a much-needed Botox injection upon the arrival of a few wrinkles on the forehead, others are choosing a milder version for a more natural look.

Botox injections can deliver an ‘instant facelift’ and get rid of deep expression lines and furrows in one simple treatment. Researchers report that Botox can also improve your mood, give you more self-confidence and increase your chances of landing that dream job.

However, Botox injections can also create an artificial, ‘surprised’ look that makes it obvious that cosmetic work has been done. While some celebrities and other Botox addicts prefer a super-smooth appearance, others would rather achieve more natural-looking results.

Many doctors in the United States and the United Kingdom are giving their patients an injectable called Azzalure as an alternative to Botox. Azzalure is designed to soften up lighter lines and wrinkles around the face, and may be more appropriate for men and women in their late 20s and 30s who only need a mild treatment.

Azzalure has been deemed the ‘baby Botox’ of our generation, and is designed to enhance existing features, not just ‘fix’ fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure involves a small series of pinpricks (rather than a single injection), and the filler is injected into specific muscles around the forehead to create a smooth, natural appearance.

Results last approximately the same as a Botox treatment, and prices vary depending on the doctor and amount needed. According to Dr. Aamer Khan of the Harley Street Medical Skin Clinic in London, “[Using Azzalure] is a balancing act…but administered in tiny quantities with an aesthetic eye the results can be stunning.” (Source: The UK Telegraph)

Azzalure has been approved in the UK for aesthetic use and is manufactured by Ipsen, the same company that has introduced the injectable Dysport to the U.S. market.

Further Reading

  • Gwyneth Paltrow has been considered a natural beauty by millions of fans for years, so many were shocked to find out that Paltrow would have no problems going under the knife to improve her looks. Paltrow runs a blog that encourages healthy lifestyles and she even provides her own natural health and beauty tips to encourage women to maintain a more natural, down to earth look.

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Khloe Kardashian made headlines recently after the paparazzi caught her with the infamous “trout pout” – the result of too many injectable fillers in the lips. Kim Kardashian’s younger sister appeared to have some very swollen and lumpy lips after leaving a Beverly Hills salon last week and many are suspecting that that star had cosmetic surgery. Celebrity plastic surgery doctor Dr. Anthony Youn did not treat Khloe Kardashian but believes that the star did have some type of injectable filler. He tells, “Khloe has a trout pout! The excessively plump appearance of her lips could be due to injections of a filler like Juvederm. Her upper lip is larger than her lower lip, causing her mouth to resemble a trout’s. Most injectable fillers last about 6 months in the lips, so given enough time we may see her lips shrink to a smaller and more typical size.” Another plastic surgery doctor, Dr. Michael Fiorellio who is based in New York City, made a similar conclusion. He suspects that Khloe had some type of filler treatment because, “Her lips look swollen and bruised. The product looks lumpy as well”. Dr. Fiorellio is suggesting that this Kardashian sister had either Juvederm or Restylane injections to make her lips appear larger and fuller. Injectable fillers are among the most popular types of non-invasive cosmetic enhancements around the country, and are an attractive option for women who want to add volume to their lips, fill out hollows in their cheeks, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They’re also more affordable than having surgery and can be a convenient option for those who don’t want to deal with the long downtime and recovery process associate with a surgical procedure like lip implants or a facelift.