Botox

Botox is the protein derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. It is a neurotoxin and is an injectable substance that temporarily blocks nerve receptors in the muscles, hence impeding muscle movement and this in turn helps to reduce dynamic lines/wrinkles and reduce the appearance of static lines to some extent.

How does it work?

When injected into bulky muscles such as the masseters (jaw muscles) or the calves, this helps to reduce the size of the muscles and hence changing the overall shape of the particular body part. Botulinum Toxin can also be injected to the hands or axilla (underarm) to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
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Treatment Areas

  1. Forehead
  2. Crow’s feet (eye wrinkles)
  3. Frown lines (glabellar)
  4. Bunny lines
  5. Alars
  6. Undereye wrinkles
  7. Jaw Reduction
  8. Smile Lift
  9. Cobblestone Chin

What is the procedure like? How long does it take?

First, topical numbing cream is applied for 15-30minutes. Subsequently, it is washed off and the doctor will mark the area to be treated before proceeding with the injections.

The Botulinum Toxin injection procedure itself typically takes just a few minutes.

When will I see the results?

Usually you can start seeing results within a few days, with maximal results in 2 weeks for most areas. For areas such as the jaw muscles and calves, maximal results may take up to 3-4 weeks.

How long can the results last?

The effects of botulinum toxin can last anywhere from 3 to 9 months, depending on individual and other factors.

Typically, 6 months is a good estimate.

Who is a suitable candidate?

Everyone with no contraindications can opt to have the treatment, whether it is for prevention of or treatment.

Is there downtime?

There may be needle marks or bumps (only for certain treatment areas). The bumps, if present, will subside within a few hours. Needle marks are usually minimally visible and should not be obvious after a few hours.

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