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Botox®

Botox in Singapore

 

 

What is Botox?

 
Botox is a natural, purified protein that relaxes the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. It is a safe and simple method to reduce wrinkles, smooth fine lines, and softly contour the jaw line while providing a fresher, more youthful overall look. Botox is one of the most popular rejuvenation techniques on the market today.
 

How does it work?

 
We use our facial muscles to speak, eat, and communicate emotion on a daily basis. Overtime, wrinkles tend to form in the areas that we utilize most often, such as frown lines on the forehead, smile lines on the cheeks and crow's feet around the eyes. Botox relaxes the facial muscles that lie beneath these areas, causing the lines to gradually smooth out while simultaneously preventing new lines from forming.
 

What areas can be treated?

 

  • Face: primarily used to eliminate the wrinkles on the forehead, brow area and around the eyes
  • Face shape: provides a slimmer, more feminine jaw line by reducing the size of the jaw muscles, making them appear less prominent
  • Neck: reduces horizontal and vertical lines in the neck
  • Underarms: decreases sweat and smell associated with hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, of the armpits by blocking the chemical that signals the body to perspire
 

How is it administered? Is it painful?

 

A small amount of Botox is directly injected into select muscles using a very fine needle. Generally, the treatment takes about ten minutes. Most patients report feeling a quick sting but discomfort is minimal and brief. Anaesthetic cream can be used to reduce any discomfort.
 

How long do the result last?

 

After an injection, it takes approximately 3 to 7 days for Botox to take effect. The full results last between 3 to 6 months before lines slowly begin to return. It usually takes longer for the results of jaw remodeling to take effect, however, these results last an average of 6 months. After repeated Botox treatments, the treated muscles tend to atrophy so the effects tend to last longer.
 

Is Botox safe?

 

Botox is US F.D.A. approved and has been widely tested and used safely for many years in over 20 countries around the world.  Side effects are very rare, but some people may experience temporary headaches or bruising/redness at the injection site. There is no downtime, and normal daily activities can be resumed immediately.
 

Who should not get Botox Treatment?

 

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive Botox. Also, Botox may not be suitable for patients with conditions that affect muscle activity, such as Bell's Palsy.
 

I am afraid that Botox will leave me with a frozen, mannequin face. Will this happen to me?

 

Botox does not paralyse muscles in experienced hands. Dr Yeoh can create the right treatment plan for you by customising the dosage and specific muscles to be treated in order to minimize wrinkles yet preserving your ability to show emotion and expression.
 

Price

 

S$300 to S$1500 depending on the area. Prices are subject to 7% GST.
 

Interested to find out more?

 

Email or call us at 6738 9989 for an appointment now.