Are you already seeing the formation of fine lines around your eyes or deep smile lines whenever you laugh? And prominent forehead lines when you smile, laugh, express yourself or frown?
Botox treatment might be a suitable choice for you.
Botox is a treatment that works by minimizing facial muscle activity that contributes to the formation of fine lines. It is a standard procedure that lessens the formation and appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin.
What is Botox?
Botulinum toxin, a protein generated by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, is marketed as Botox. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved Botox in 1989 to treat eye muscle problems. It is currently widely used to treat excessive perspiration beneath the arms and to smooth out forehead wrinkles and the lines around the eyes.
When injected in small amounts into specific muscles, it can temporarily weaken or paralyse them.
What can it treat?
Botox can be used to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Eyelid spasm (blepharospasm)
- Involuntary blinking or squinting
- Excessive sweating (axillary hyperhidrosis)
- Migraine headaches
- Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders (cervical dystonia)
- Overactive bladder
- Strabismus (lazy eye)
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Botox also helps to treat wrinkle formation by relaxing the underlying muscles. The most common areas for treatment are the forehead, between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and around the eyes (crow’s feet).
Botox is backed by science and its continuous innovation. It helps to treat medical conditions like excessive sweating, overactive bladder, lazy eye, and neck spasms. Neck Botox could also improve the appearance of aging.
This means that more and more people are trusting Botox when it comes to treating wrinkles.
How Long Does Botox in Singapore Last?
If you plan to undergo a Botox treatment, it will most likely take between 40 to 45 minutes. The procedure will consist of:
15 minutes consultation;
15 minutes of numbing and preparation of the facial area;
And 10 to 15 minutes for the primary Botox treatment.
After your treatment, you will see early results within 3 to 4 days. And after 10 to 14 days, the full effect of the procedure will finally take place!
How Long Does Botox Last For An Individual?
Did you know that a typical Botox could last 4 to 6 months?
It varies case by case depending on the individuals. However, typically Botox can last for at least half a year which is quite a long time!
Botox treatments are unique because they are not permanent, which means that most patients temporarily enjoy their effects. With this, patients do not need to commit to a lifetime of change.
You may also opt to get Botox treatments as often as once every two to three months to maintain your treatments’ efficacy.
A typical Botox involves a review after 2 to 4 weeks. You will be asked to go back to the clinic for a follow up with your doctor. Your treatment’s result and efficacy will be analyzed, and your physician will advise you on maintaining your result.
Who Is Botox For?
Botox is for people who aim to reduce the appearance of their facial wrinkles. It is also an excellent treatment for people who want to prevent the formation of fine lines as early as possible.
Apart from its aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, FDA approved Botox as a treatment for migraine. In fact, Botox blocks can help alleviate chronic pain. An injection can help improve pain levels.
For people with excessive sweating, an injection of botox can block nerve signals that stimulate glands to produce sweat.
How Much Does Botox Cost In Singapore?
Face Botox Price varies because of certain circumstances. Botox starts from $120 for 12 units.
How Many Units Are Used?
If you have the treatment in larger areas, you will need to use more units, equating to a higher cost. On the contrary, smaller sizes require lesser units thus, a cheaper treatment.
For example, an underarm Botox in Singapore price also depends on the number of units to be used because not every patient has the same width and length of underarms.
Forehead horizontal lines
Approx. 8 to 25 units
Approx 8 to 20 units
Crow’s feet (eye wrinkles)
Approx 8 to 20 units
Bunny lines (nose wrinkles)
Approx 4 to 10 units
Approx 4 to 8 units
Downturned lip corners
Approx 4 to 8 units
Approx 4 to 8 units
Jaw botox (face slimming)
Approx 40 to 80 units
Some people experience mild redness and bruising on the affected area after a Botox treatment. In rare cases, there can be some asymmetry of the facial expressions due to differing absorption of the Botox into the muscles, or effects being felt in muscles that were not meant to be injected.
On the other hand, some patients see almost no visible side effects, especially when they comply with the clinic’s patient guidelines and instructions.
Experts agree that patients in their 20s and 30s are great candidates for preventative Botox procedures. But patients as young as 18 years old may already start getting regular micro Botox doses.
Yes, it is not harmful to stop getting Botox treatments. Your muscles will go back to their original state instead of being relaxed. You will regain total mobility of your muscles even though you already received Botox multiple times.
Botox (botulinum toxin) works by reducing muscle activity in your facial muscles. This is how botox procedures treat wrinkles that are present and prevent you from developing wrinkles in future.
Botulinum toxin targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years.
Your doctor will inject these muscles with HSA approved botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity.
You will notice a visible smoothing of the facial wrinkles such as frown lines between your brows (glabellar), your crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines and your forehead fine lines.
It really depends on your skin concerns, medical conditions and expectations.
Fun fact: Apart from treating frown lines and reducing wrinkles, botox injections can be used to treat medical conditions such as excessive sweating, jaw reduction for teeth grinding (jawline botox), and even remove acne scars.
Botox injections are indeed a good complement to medical aesthetic services, laser treatments and facial treatments in aesthetic medicine.
Botox is not suitable for pregnant or nursing women, those with neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or those with infections at the injection site. Those who are allergic to botulinum toxin or have skin infections should also avoid the procedure.
The difference between botox and dermal fillers is that botox temporarily relaxes muscle activity while filler fills in the lines or volume.
If you want an in-depth understanding of the difference between these two skin tightening and anti-ageing treatments, you can drop by our clinic to learn more about them.
As everyone is different, our Aesthetic Doctor will specially design a personalized treatment plan just for you during the consultation which can help you to achieve your desired results according to your facial proportions.
In Summary, here’s some information for you to understand more about the procedure:
Botox treatment is a safe procedure that helps to relax muscles, leading to a smoothen skin appearance or slimmer muscle bulk. Common areas treated with botox include wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet. It is also used to reduce muscle bulk of the masseter/jaw muscles (to achieve a V shaped and slimmer face), trapezius muscles (to treat headaches) and calf.
Before the treatment, our doctor will go through a consultation with you to understand your medical history, your desired results, and to go through any questions you may have.
The procedure is performed by our doctor under sterile conditions and takes about 5 – 15 minutes. Prior to the procedure, we will numb the areas treated so you will be comfortable during the treatment. Immediately after, you may experience some temporary swelling and bruising.
Otherwise, you may return back to most normal activities, except for swimming/high intensity activities. To prevent any bruising, avoid alcohol and multi-vitamins/supplements 1 – 2 days before and after the procedure.
You will be able to see the final results in about 5-7 days. You will have a doctor’s review appointment 2 weeks later for any touch-up (if required).
The cost for the procedure depends on the number of botox units used or areas treated. For example: $120 for 12 units.