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Botulinum Toxin – Botox

January 13, 2016

botox wrinkles treatment

Looking to ward off facial lines and wrinkles that make you look sad, tired, or grumpy?  Botulinum toxin (commonly known as the brand Botox) is one popular and effective method for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming. 

Botox is an FDA-cleared injectable used for treating dynamic wrinkles or those that are formed due to repetitive facial expressions. It can help minimize the appearance of:

  • Moderate to severe frown lines (angry 11s)
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Wrinkles in the corner of the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • Upper lip wrinkles (smoker’s lines)

How does it work?

Botox works by temporarily blocking the signal from a nerve to a muscle, using the neurotoxin protein, Botulinum toxin.  This reduces muscle contractions that can cause lines, which softens and relaxes the wrinkles. 

Botox treatment is one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, proven safe by millions of people who experienced the effective results.

FAQs

What are the benefits of Botox?

Apart from being a safe and effective wrinkle treatment, Botox injectable can also be used to:

  • Treat early signs of aging
  • Lift droopy eyebrows
  • Reshape the jawline or contour the lower face when injected in the masseter muscles (used for chewing and clenching).
  • Help patients who grind their teeth (bruxism)
  • Treat migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Is Botox safe?

Yes, the US FDA approved Botox for treating lines and wrinkles. However, individuals with certain neurological diseases, and those who are pregnant and breastfeeding should not get Botox treatment. 

Is Botox only for women?

No. Botox is for both men and women. In fact, many men have used Botox injectable  (or “Bro-tox”) to smooth forehead lines or create a more youthful look. It is also an increasingly popular facial/cosmetic treatment for men.

Do Botox injections hurt?

Botox injections are quick with minimal to no pain at all. Topical anesthetic cream is also applied before the treatment, providing a numbing sensation. This makes the whole procedure tolerable and more comfortable.

How soon will I see results?

It can take about two weeks to see the full results of Botox. The right dosage and proper technique can give you a well-rested look while maintaining facial mobility and facial expressions. 

How long do the results last?

You can expect results of Botox injectable to last between 3 and 6 months or longer with touch-up/repeated injections. Just be sure to look for a skilled injector or aesthetic doctor with a conservative approach in administering the treatment. 

How much is Botox in Singapore?

The cost of Botox in Singapore varies on the provider and other factors. At Cutis Laser Clinics, we charge Botox  per unit, at $16 (for regular physician) and $18 (for senior physician). We are very transparent with our costs and only charge according to the number of units you need.

What are the common side effects?

Botox side effects may include redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the injection site.  These are temporary and will resolve without intervention within a couple of days. 

Where can I get Botox?

Be sure to consult a medical aesthetic doctor who is qualified to perform a Botox treatment. Having a skilled and experienced injector is important, as wrong dosage and injection point or technique could result in negative side effects.

Our aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, has been a very experienced Botulinum Toxin injector for many years. She also prefers a natural look for her patients, so rest assured that you are in good hands.

Contact us today to book your appointment or learn how Botox treatments can give you a younger-looking appearance.