What is Azzalure?
Azzalure contains a substance, botulinum toxin A, which causes muscles to relax. Azzalure acts at the junction between the nerves and muscles to prevent the release of a chemical messenger called acetylcholine from the nerve endings hence prevents muscles from contracting. Muscle relaxation is temporary and gradually wears off.
Some people tend to worry when lines appear on their faces. Azzalure is available in adults under 65 years to temporarily improve the appearance of any moderate to severe glabellar lines (the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows) and lateral canthal lines (crow’s feet lines).
How do Azzalure works?
Azzalure should only be administered by physicians with appropriate qualifications and expertise in this treatment and having the right equipment.
Your doctor will prepare and give the injections and a vial of Azzalure should be used only for you and only for a single treatment session.
The effect of the treatment should be noticeable within a few days after injection.
The interval between treatments will be decided by your doctor and you should not have treatment more often than every 12 weeks.
Azzalure is not available for patients under the age of 18.
How long does Azzalure last?
The initial effect of treatment will begin to appear within 2 to 3 days. The effect of the injections is always temporary. It usually lasts about 4 months and sometimes more
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Azzalure can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Seek urgent medical help if:
You have difficulties breathing, swallowing or speaking
Your face swells or skin goes red or you get an itchy lumpy rash. This may mean you are having an allergic reaction.
You notice any of the following side effects:
Redness, swelling, irritation, rash, itching, tingling, pain, discomfort, stinging or bruising at the site of the injection
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)
Very rarely, side effects in muscles other than the ones that were injected. These include excessive muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, due to coughing, and choking when swallowing (if food or liquid enters your airway as you attempt to swallow, respiratory problems can occur, such as lung infections). If this happens, speak to your doctor immediately.