Botulinum Toxin is a neurotoxin. While this may sound scary, Botulinum Toxin is FDA-cleared so it’s perfectly safe when administered by a licensed and experienced skin specialist.
This incredibly safe yet effective treatment option has the ability to treat muscle stiffness and spasms, control excessive sweating and overactive bladder, and prevent chronic migraine headaches.
However, it’s most commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. To ensure favorable results from this wrinkles treatment, there are a few things you should consider before heading to a Botulinum Toxin clinic.
1. Be Realistic
First things first, Botulinum Toxin does not offer lifetime results. It’s important to be realistic when undergoing this wrinkle treatment in Singapore so that you’re satisfied with your results long-term.
A Botulinum Toxin injection will generally last between 3 and 6 months. Over time, you may need fewer injections to maintain results as the muscles become accustomed to the relaxing effect.
2. Be Patient
Don’t expect to walk out of the Botulinum Toxin clinic looking like a movie star. It can take up at least 72 hours before you start to notice results.
It may also take up at least seven days to two weeks following the nonsurgical wrinkle treatment to see the full effects. It’s not uncommon for the very first session to only give a partial response. Complete relaxation may only occur after the second or third injection.
3. Know Your Pain Tolerance
Botulinum Toxin is far from painful but for people who are afraid of needles, the process can make them a little anxious. However, know that the needle used in a Botulinum Toxin procedure is very small, similar to an acupuncture needle, which results in minimal pain.
Botulinum Toxin side effects are usually mild redness and a small bruise at the injection site but these will subside after a few hours.
4. Go to a Skilled Injector
You might not want just anyone injecting Botulinum Toxin into your face. Do your research and consult a licensed doctor with long track record of injecting Botulinum Toxin in Singapore. Choose a doctor who is “conservative” in injecting Botulinum Toxinunits as “less is always more” in order to provide natural-looking results.
Unfortunately, allowing an inexperienced injector to administer Botulinum Toxin in Singapore can result in disappointing side effects such as drooping eyelids or a frozen face or “Spock” look.
5. Carefully Learn and Follow Post-Instructions
After your appointment, make sure to follow your clinic’s simple post-Botulinum Toxin instructions. Among the common post-instructions are:
- Do not manipulate the treatment area for at least three hours following the treatment.
- Do not massage any areas of your face treated with Botulinum Toxin
- Avoid strenuous exercise after your Botulinum Toxin treatment for 24 hours.
- Facial exercise in the area of treatment is recommended
- Avoid lying down for at least four hours
Are you interested in safely and effectively removing wrinkles with Botulinum Toxin? To learn if you’re a good candidate, contact our skin specialist and experienced Botulinum Toxin injector, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, at Cutis Aesthetic Clinic for an appointment.