What is it?
Botox, also known as botulinum toxin A, is an injectable procedure that is commonly used to address these issues:
- Removes dynamic facial expression lines and wrinkles
It works by temporarily paralysing the target facial muscles responsible for causing wrinkling, thereby erasing those unsightly expression lines for a more youthful and approachable appearance. When done regularly, it prevents skin from forming permanent creases as a result of constant muscle pull on the skin on top of collagen loss due to skin ageing. It has also been shown that the skin texture and quality will also improve over time.
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Neck bands (platysma)
- DAO (reduces pull of mouth corners)
- Lip lines
- Bunny lines
- Nasal flares (reduces the size of nostrils)
- Gummy smile
- Chin creases
- Shrinks large bulky muscles
In larger doses, it is often used to reduce size of large muscle bulks such as masseters (jaw), shoulders and calves. Repeated injections over an extended period also help to achieve a slimmer V-shaped face and a svelte body silhouette as often desired by many women.
Where can we target?
- Enlarged jaw muscles
- Bruxism (teeth grinding) causing TMJ (temporomandibular joint) soreness
- Slimmer V-shaped face
- Muscular shoulders
- Thick-looking calves
- Reduces excessive sweating
For those suffering from hyperhidrosis, i.e. excessive sweating, this is a quick and effective method to address the problem. Injection of microdroplets of Botox into the skin of the affected areas can temporarily stop excessive sweat production from the sweat glands.
Where can we target?
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the effect last?
Botox effect varies between different individuals but it generally lasts between 4 to 6 months.
What is the treatment interval?
Depending on your needs, we recommend repeating Botox injections on a 4-6 monthly basis. Reinjection is necessary to maintain optimal results.
How soon will I see the effect?
Most patients will feel the muscle weakening effect kicking in on day 3-4. The full effect of muscle paralysis is experienced by day 10-14.
What to expect during treatment?
The injection is very tolerable and feels just like tiny ant-bites. We use ice pack cooling during the procedure to further reduce the discomfort. If you have a low pain threshold, we can apply a layer of numbing cream 15-20 minutes before the procedure. The procedure itself takes about 10 minutes.
There may be pin-point needle marks that are barely noticeable at the end of treatment.
Is there any downtime?
No. But occasionally there may be very slight bruising over the injection sites. If that happens, they often last for about 3-5 days on average. You can easily conceal the bruising spots with concealer makeup the next day.
How can I minimize the risk of bleeding or bruising?
Avoid consuming vitamin E supplement, omega-3 fish oil, NSAIDs painkillers or blood thinning medications for 3 days before the procedure, unless medically indicated by your doctor*.
*Please discuss with the doctor before you decide to stop regular medications on your own as they may be important for the underlying medical condition.
If you are someone who tends to swell, bleed or bruise easily, we strongly encourage you to start on our Recovery Boost Pack to speed up the healing process and reduce overall downtime.
Are the results permanent?
Botox is being broken down naturally by our body over time and the effect of each treatment usually lasts for 4-6 months. Reinjection is necessary to maintain optimal results.
What is the post-treatment care?
- Continue skincare as per usual routine
- Avoid vigorous massage of treatment areas
- Avoid vigorous exercise (running, swimming, heavy weights training) for at least 1 to 2 days
- Avoid taking alcohol on the day of treatment
- Apply cold packs to areas of bruising or swelling, if any
- Apply makeup only on the next day
What is the estimated price per session?
Depending on the area(s) to be treated, the price of Botox starts from $150 per area.
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