Relax and soften muscles
Temporary bruising at injection site for 5 to 14 days
30 – 60 minutes
BOTOX is the brand name of a botulinum toxin type A, commonly used to relax muscles that create wrinkles and creases on the face such as frown lines and crows’ feet. This muscle relaxant can also be used to treat ailments such as blepharospasm, strabismus and axillary hyperhidrosis.
In the right hands, BOTOX can be used to accentuate the eyes and make the entire face more attractive.
Other brands of botulinum toxin type A approved in Singapore include Dysport and Xeomin.
Small, diluted amounts of the chemical are directly injected into muscles. The chemical will then block nerve signals to the muscles. The injected muscle would no longer be able to contract as forcefully, causing the wrinkles to relax and soften.
When an aesthetic physician in Singapore performs a BOTOX injection procedure, they use a fine needle to inject the chemical into a particular region on the face. There may be minimal discomfort but no anaesthesia is required.
The treatment area is cleansed, Numbing cream is applied.
The doctor then makes multiple injections in the skin.
Mild swelling, redness and soreness can be expected right after treatment. But there should be no problems resuming normal activities.
Treatment time is typically 60 minutes, depending on the site of treatment.
It takes about 3 to 7 days for the BOTOX injection to take full effect.
The most common side effect of a BOTOX injection is a temporary bruising at the injection site. The bruising should go away in about 5 to 14 days. Some patients may also experience slight pain in the injected areas. Rare side effects include headaches and drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid. To prevent unwanted side effects, do heed the advice from your aesthetic physician in Singapore.
However, it is important to note that the effect is not permanent. A BOTOX injection will last approximately 4 to 6 months. After which, the muscles will begin to tighten again, and wrinkles will re-appear. It is recommended that BOTOX be injected again then, should you wish to maintain the effect.
In addition, not all wrinkles can be treated by BOTOX. Wrinkles created by sun damage and gravity will not respond to a BOTOX treatment. Do consult your doctor before proceeding with the treatment. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a neurological disease or are allergic to the chemical components of BOTOX should not undergo a BOTOX injection.
It is highly recommended that patients get a BOTOX injection by a medical professional, who is better qualified in administering BOTOX with a lesser risk of unwanted side effects. Be wary of anyone offering BOTOX injections at unrealistically low prices. Pay the appropriate cost for the injections to ensure that you have a safe treatment.