Botulinum toxin for the eyes

Botulinum toxin Singapore

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?

Botulinum toxin treatment might be a suitable choice for you.

Botulinum toxin 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 Botulinum toxin?

Botulinum toxin, a protein generated by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved Botulinum toxin 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 paralyze them.

What can it treat?

Botulinum toxin 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)

Botulinum toxin 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).

Botulinum toxin 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 Botulinum toxin could also improve the appearance of aging.

How Long Does Botulinum toxin in Singapore Last?

If you plan to undergo a Botulinum toxin 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 Botulinum toxin treatment

Botulinum toxin 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.

A typical Botulinum toxin 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 aesthetic doctor will advise you on maintaining your result. 

Who Is Botulinum toxin For? 

Botulinum toxin 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 Botulinum toxin as a treatment for migraine. In fact, Botulinum toxin blocks can help alleviate chronic pain. An injection can help improve pain levels.

For people with excessive sweating, an injection of Botulinum toxin can block nerve signals that stimulate glands to produce sweat.

How Much Does Botulinum Toxin Cost In Singapore?

Face Botox Price varies because of certain circumstances. Botox starts from $129.60 for 12 units (inclusive of GST).

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 Botulinum toxin 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.

Area

Units

Forehead horizontal lines

Approx. 8 to 25 units

Frown lines

Approx 8 to 20 units

Crow’s feet (eye wrinkles)

Approx 8 to 20 units

Bunny lines (nose wrinkles)

Approx 4 to 10 units

Gummy smile

Approx 4 to 8 units

Downturned lip corners

Approx 4 to 8 units

Chin dimpling

Approx 4 to 8 units

Jaw botox (face slimming)

Approx 40 to 80 units

 

FAQs

What are the side effects of botulinum toxin?

Some people experience mild redness and bruising on the affected area after a botulinum toxin treatment. In rare cases, there can be some asymmetry of the facial expressions due to differing absorption of the Botulinum toxin 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.

At what age should I get botulinum toxin?

Experts agree that patients in their 20s and 30s are great candidates for preventative botulinum toxin procedures. But patients as young as 18 years old may already start getting regular micro botulinum toxin doses. 

Can I stop getting botulinum toxin treatments even after multiple procedures?

Yes, it is not harmful to stop getting botulinum toxin 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 botulinum toxin multiple times.

How does Botulinum toxin work in Singapore?

Botulinum toxin works by reducing muscle activity in your facial muscles. This is how botulinum toxin 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 botulinum toxin 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.

Can botulinum toxin remove wrinkles and maintain wrinkles completely?

It really depends on your skin concerns, medical conditions and expectations.

Fun fact: Apart from treating frown lines and reducing wrinkles, botulinum toxin injections can be used to treat medical conditions such as excessive sweating, jaw reduction for teeth grinding (jawline botulinum toxin), and even remove acne scars. 

Botulinum toxin injections are indeed a good complement to medical aesthetic services, laser treatments and facial treatments in aesthetic medicine.

Botulinum toxin 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.

What is the difference between botulinum toxin and Filler?

The difference between botulinum toxin and dermal fillers is that botulinum toxin 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:

Botulinum toxin treatment is a safe procedure that helps to relax muscles, leading to a smoothen skin appearance or slimmer muscle bulk. Common areas treated with botulinum toxin 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 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 botulinum toxin units used or areas treated. For example: $120 for 12 units.