Botulinum Toxin is a safe and versatile treatment with many uses. It’s highly-effective as an anti-ageing face treatment to combat forehead wrinkles by relaxing muscles. It can also be used for a non-invasive eye lift to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) can also be used to treat various health conditions, such as neck spasm, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) and even chronic migraines. If you’re considering undergoing Botulinum Toxin, it’s important to know what you can expect during and after treatment and what practices are best to achieve optimal results.
Visit a Certified Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore
Above all else, you want to visit a trained medical professional to administer your Botulinum Toxin. Experience and the right injection technique are essential to minimize the risk of developing unpleasant side effects and increase your chances of having a successful procedure. A Botulinum Toxin clinic in Singapore like Cutis Medical Laser Clinics specialize in Botulinum Toxin and other safe FDA-cleared aesthetic treatments to ensure the best possible outcome.
Is Botulinum Toxin Right for Your Skin Concern
Although Botulinum Toxin (Botox) has a high success rate and most people who try it are satisfied with their results, it is still not for everyone as it will depend on your skin concerns and whether Botulinum Toxin will be the suitable option.
A certified skin specialist will be able to provide you with a detailed consultation and a customized treatment plan based on your skin concerns. For example, if your main concerns are the wrinkles in between your eyebrows then Botulinum Toxin can be a good option. However, if you want to lift sagging skin in your jawline, then non-invasive lifting procedures such as thread lift and Ultherapy are a more suitable treatment.
Be Realistic With Your Expectations
It’s also important to set realistic expectations to avoid unnecessary disappointments. Botulinum Toxin injections can last an average of 3 to 6 months and results can vary. The treatment outcome is majorly determined by:
- Your body’s natural resistance to the procedure
- The severity of the affected area
- The skill and experience of the doctor
Inform the Botulinum Toxin Clinic about Your Medications
Before undergoing Botulinum Toxin inform the staff of any medications or antibiotics you may taking. Certain drugs may interfere with the action of Botulinum Toxin which can lead to undesirable side effects or minimal outcome.
Some medications may also increase your risk of bruising. Consult with your doctor about any concerns you may have about drug interactions. Also inform your clinician if you suffer from any neuromuscular conditions, such as Easton-Lambert syndrome or myasthenia gravis.
Carefully Follow your Doctor’s Instructions After the Botulinum Toxin Injection
- Remain Upright
It’s recommended that you remain upright for at least three to four hours following a Botulinum Toxin session. It takes an average of 90 minutes for the treatment to bind the muscles. Lying down immediately after your Botulinum Toxinprocedure may increase your risk of having ptosis or drooping of the upper eyelid. For this same reason, many physicians suggest to their patients not to lie down flat for at least four hours after the treatment.
- Avoid Drinking Alcohol
It is also advisable to avoid drinking alcohol at least six hours after your Botulinum Toxin (Botox) treatment as it can cause an increased fluid retention, which may lead to more bruising.
- Avoid Exercise
Exercise must also be avoided at least six hours after your treatment. Exercise increases blood circulation in the body which may take away the Botulinum Toxin in the injected area and decrease its effect.
- Work the Muscles
Although moving the injected muscles is not required, it can also help Botulinum Toxin work faster and more effectively. If you get Botulinum Toxin as a forehead wrinkles treatment, you’ll want to move your facial expressions in the injected area to help the drug to spread throughout the targeted muscle area.
Want to know how to effectively get rid of wrinkles? Or perhaps you’re more interested in skin tightening or total skin rejuvenation? At Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we offer everything from wrinkles treatment to hyperhidrosis injections. Our skin care specialist Dr. Sylvia Ramirez has more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. and internationally.
To book a consultation with our Botulinum Toxin specialist, contact our medical aesthetic clinic today.