While everyone has a different perception of beauty and have different skin type and unique problems, the common issues faced are the management of facial lines and wrinkles and saggy skin on the face and neck. Many also wish for a smoother skin or a more slender jawline. Thanks to the advent or technology, numerous non-surgical options are available though our clinic also has a certified day-surgical centre for those who prefer a surgical approach. The main treatment modalities are listed below:
ANTI-WRINKLE - BOTOX®
The concept of "lunchtime treatment" for modern-day women are actually injections of a highly purified protein derived from a neurotoxin and is commonly used to smoothen and soften frown lines and wrinkles temporarily.
WHAT CAUSES FACILA LINES & WRINKLES
As we age, our skin loses its underlying supporting tissue known as collagen. This is made worse if we have had prolonged sun exposure, or habits such as frowning or squinting. The constant muscle contraction results in the formation of facial lines and wrinkles which deepen over time. BOTOX® & DYSPORT® resolves this by preventing the muscular movements which accentuate these lines.
HOW DO BOTOX® WORK
Our doctors inject small amounts of BOTOX® on specific points to prevent repeated muscle contractions. In so doing, the muscles relax thereby temporarily preventing the establishment of frown lines, crow’s feet and lip lines. This produces a visibly smoother appearance that can make you appear younger. BOTOX® are established an FDA-approved brand used to treat the following issues:
Forehead – Wrinkles and furrows that form between the eyebrows as a result of frowning can be visibly lessened
Crow’s Feet – These form at the corners of our eyes giving us an aged look
Masseters - As a result of teeth grinding habits, our cheek muscles get stronger and thicker. Selective injections can reduce the bulk of the muscles, giving rise to a slimmer jawline
Chin Dimple – While some view this as a unique look, others dislike its presence. This can also be eliminated or masked.
Gummy Smile – When too much of your teeth show when you smile, injecting small amounts into the muscles of the upper lip can temporarily relax them, reducing the amount of gum visible between upper lip and upper teeth.
Bunny lines – These are the small wrinkles that appear on both sides of the nose when you smile or crinkle your nose.
It’s simple and fast with minimal downtime making it an ideal lunchtime procedure as you can resume most normal activities as soon as you leave the clinic. The actual process takes only 10-15 minutes, The results can be seen as quickly as 24 to 48 hours, though it takes up to two weeks for more severe frown lines. The resulting effects can last up to 4 months.
FDA Approval: Botox is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for various medical and cosmetic applications. The FDA conducts rigorous evaluations to ensure the safety and efficacy of Botox before granting approval.
Qualified Practitioners: It is crucial to receive Botox injections from trained and experienced medical professionals, such as dermatologists or plastic surgeons. These practitioners possess the necessary expertise to assess your suitability for the treatment, determine the appropriate dosage, and administer the injections safely.
Side Effects: Like any medical procedure, Botox injections may have temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, bruising, or mild pain at the injection site. However, these effects are generally minimal and subside within a few days. Severe adverse reactions are rare but possible, making it crucial to consult a qualified professional who can minimize risks.
Allergies and Sensitivities: It is essential to inform your healthcare provider about any known allergies or sensitivities before receiving Botox. Individuals allergic to cow's milk protein or with a history of adverse reactions to Botox or its ingredients should avoid the treatment.
Risks and Precautions: Botox injections are generally safe when performed by qualified professionals. However, certain conditions, such as neuromuscular disorders, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, may warrant caution or contraindicate the treatment. A comprehensive consultation with a healthcare provider will help identify any potential risks based on your medical history.
When administered by qualified medical professionals and in adherence to recommended guidelines, Botox injections are generally safe and effective for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The FDA's approval and ongoing research contribute to ensuring its safety.
However, as with any medical procedure, it is essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the suitability of Botox for your specific circumstances and address any concerns you may have. Remember, an open and honest discussion with a qualified professional will provide you with the necessary information and guidance to make an informed decision regarding Botox treatment.
Precious Medical Centre
290 Orchard Road, #12-01 Paragon Medical
(Lobby E & F), Singapore 238859
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.
The schedule and availability of our GP doctors may change without prior notice. Last GP appointment on weekdays is 3:40pm please contact us for the updated schedule.