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Do you have a love-hate relationship with the wrinkles on your face? Or do you want to have a slimmer jawline to achieve a V-shape face? Read on to find out about everything you need to know about Botox in Singapore.
What is Botox?
Botox and Botulinum toxin A, although used interchangeably, aren’t exactly the same. Botulinum toxin A is a neurotoxin, while Botox is a brand of Botulinum toxin A. However, most of us calls Botulinum toxin A “Botox” for short.
Botox is a minimally invasive, no downtime treatment and it is a commonly administered treatment for relaxing the muscles on the face for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles in Singapore. Following the Botox treatment, the muscles that produce wrinkles will relax and the wrinkles will reduce in appearance. Botox is applied in face and neck rejuvenation treatments for the easing of wrinkle lines.
Besides using Botox to treat wrinkles, Botox is also commonly used for face contouring in Singapore. We can slim the jawline to create a V-shaped face when our jaw muscles are relaxed.
Dynamic wrinkles vs static wrinkles
First things first, what is the difference between dynamic and static wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles appear when we are expressing emotions. These lines, called dynamic wrinkles, typically occur around the eyes, on the forehead, between the brows, from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds), and around the lips.
However, with repeated muscle movements, gravity, and age, these creases and folds grow permanent and turn into static wrinkles, which are present even without movement.
Botox is an effective treatment to relax and smooth dynamic wrinkles, whereas a filler
treatment may be more effective for static wrinkles. Of course, it is best for you to consult your aesthetic doctor and let them decide on the best course of treatment for you.
Botulinum neuromodulators – What is the difference between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are three different brands of neuromodulators, and all three of them are US FDA and Singapore HSA approved. Each brand has a slightly different formulation, but they all work in the same way to paralyse muscle movements to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or used for face and body contouring.
Which areas can Botox Treat/ What can Botox do?
- Forehead lines
- Frown lines (Glabellar)
- Bunny lines
- Crow’s feet
- Peri-oral Lines (Smoker’s Lines)
- Marionette lines
- Vertical Platysma Bands (Turkey neck)
- Brow lift
- Jaw slimming
- Calf reduction
- Shoulder reduction
What to expect during a Botox treatment in Singapore?
Botox is a doctor-administered treatment in Singapore, so be doubly sure that you go to a medically certified practitioner, and not any spa or home salon. You should have a thorough consultation with your doctor and share all your concerns with him before you go ahead with the treatments.
For a more comfortable experience, numbing cream will be applied on the areas to be treated so that there will be minimal discomfort.
The treatment is a pretty quick one, and patients can pop by the clinic even during their lunch hour and return to work immediately after that.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime for Botox treatments. Patients can return to their normal routine immediately after the treatment.
However, some patients may experience some swelling or bruising but these will usually go away in a day or two.
When will I see results after my Botox treatment?
Result may be seen within a week, but maximum result typically presents in about two weeks. It is best to consult the doctor as it depends on the area of injection and your facial muscle activity.
How long does Botox last?
The duration ranges from three to six months depending on the area of injection and muscle movement. Gradually the effect will fade and muscle action will return. A quick visit to repeat the treatment is all that is needed to maintain the desired result.
How much does Botox cost in Singapore?
The price of a Botox treatment varies, depending on the amount needed for the intended area, and also the different brands that we mentioned above. Halley Medical Aesthetics is transparent in our pricing, and you can see the Botox price in our price list here.
Prices include GST and there is no hidden cost.
What happens if the dynamic wrinkles become static wrinkles?
A combination of therapies may be needed. We might recommend a Botox treatment first to relax the muscles to prevent them from further creasing the skin. This may then be followed by facial rejuvenating therapies like laser treatments and Ultherapy®
facelifting treatment to smooth out the lines and encourage the body to form its own collagen, which volumises the face. Laser skin resurfacing
treatments (e.g. the Fraxel® Dual laser) may also be required to further reduce the facial wrinkles by removing skin, layer by layer in a controlled manner, hence ironing out irregularities. At times, dermal fillers
may be required to fill up the deep lines that have formed.