Neuro-toxin injections are neuromodulators that work to minimize or get rid of wrinkles caused as a result of muscle contraction by modifying the signals received by the nerves temporarily.
At Veritas, we use three brands of neuro-toxin injections that are approved in Singapore by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
Of the mentioned neuro-toxin injections, the body is able to respond to Xeomin well as it is injected in pure form. On the other hand, botulinum toxin (Botox) and Dysport disperse differently as these neuro-toxins have a layer of protein covering the active part of the molecule that serves as protection.
Neurotoxins work by inhibiting muscle contractions in “problem areas” to smooth and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Neurotoxin injections can also be used for contouring by relaxing the masseter muscles to produce a more prominent V-line and slimmer appearance.
The following are the benefits that the patient can get from the treatment like botulinum toxin (Botox) to produce natural looking results:
Targeted skin conditions include:
Is Botox Effective For Wrinkles?
When determining whether Botox can be effective in treating your wrinkles, it is important to first identify the type of wrinkles you have. Dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that appear with movement, such as when one smiles or frowns) can be treated most effectively with Botox while imprinted wrinkles (wrinkles that can be seen on the face without any movement or expression made) do not respond well with Botox.
Contrary to the belief that Botox is only used when people develop wrinkles, preventive Botox treatments can prevent your muscles from making certain expressions that contribute to formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
There are some common myths surrounding Botox in Singapore. In actual, Botox can look completely natural when done right. When done inappropriately however, Botox can result in a “frozen” and unnatural looking face. This is caused by Botox that is injected unevenly, over-injected, or injected into the wrong areas. As a result, the face does not quite “follow” the emotions you express – for instance, eyes that do not smile when you are smiling. Such cases of botched Botox will then require correction, resulting in higher costs for the patient. It is thus important for patients to be prudent when it comes to selecting a doctor for Botox treatments.
At Veritas Clinic, neuro-toxin injections are done by Dr. Chua Cheng Yu, who holds a certification by the Aesthetic Dermatology Educational Group (ADEG) in Singapore and has undergone trainings in a wide range of surgeries. His knowledge in facial anatomy enables him to perform plastic surgery with the right skills and expert technique that ensures the patient in undergoing a safe procedure and attaining optimum results.
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How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for Botox?
Neuro-toxin injections like botulinum toxin (botox) are suitable for people in Singapore whose health conditions are in a good state. A person with average to extreme wrinkles, forehead lines and facial creases in the upper face and lower face is also a right candidate for this treatment as long as the target areas are located in the areas where the neuro-toxin injections (botulinum toxin/ botox) can treat. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are highly advised against undergoing this type of procedure, especially botulinum toxin (botox) in Singapore. Components of the neuro-toxin injections in botox may cause allergic reactions to some people; hence they are not suited for the treatment in Singapore. The botox treatment is also not recommended for people suffering from any muscle or nerve condition (e.g. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis) and the target area must be free from any infection or skin disease.
What is expected during the Botox treatment?
First, the patient will be asked to contract certain facial muscles in order to accurately identify the placement of the botox injection Singapore. With the use of a tiny needle, the doctor will then proceed to inject the botox to the target muscle. The facial muscles addressed by botox Singapore generally cause creases on the skin, frown lines, and wrinkles.
Is Botox painful?
A cold compress, numbing cream, or a local anaesthetic may be applied to the target areas by the doctor to manage any discomfort during botox. Generally, the pain felt by patients is tolerable.
What are the preparations needed prior to a Botox treatment?
Suitable candidates in Singapore should have a thorough consultation with the doctor about the botox procedure. During the assessment, the doctor should be able to discuss the number of units required to treat the skin condition of the patient. The breakdown of Botox price Singapore should also be communicated. Setting the right expectation between doctor and patient is crucial to ensure the smooth administration of the treatment.
What are the results that can be achieved?
It is important to note that the results of a Singapore botox injection are not permanent. To maintain your youthful appearance, a touch-up of the botox treatment should be done with your doctor as soon as the effects of the procedure begin to show. Singapore botox results approximately last from three to a maximum of six months. Nevertheless, patients can expect to see improved appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles, making the skin look younger.
Will Botox results be temporary or permanent?
Singapore botox results are temporary. For treatments done to improve the face, botox effects can last up to 6 months. For botox treatments addressing sweating excessively, botox effects can last up to 12 months.
What happens when the Botox results wear off?
Botox Singapore injections are recommended to prevent skin aging, rather than cure them. The correct administration of the botox injections eases the facial muscles from contracting, which is the cause of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. When the results wear off, the botox injections can aid in slowing down the development of wrinkles and other signs of aging in the skin.
Will my face look frozen as a result of Botox?
Improved botox Singapore methods have been developed over the years and controlled application of the botox injections ensure that the face is not left with a frozen expression. Doctor Chua Cheng Yu is able to perform the botox injections on the face to lessen fine lines, and at the same time make the results look natural. Patients can rest assured that their facial expressions do not appear frozen.
Are there side effects to a Botox treatment?
The following are the possible side effects of the botox treatment: Allergic reactions
What can be done to avoid Botox side effects?
The use of proper methods in administering the botox treatment can greatly help in avoiding unwanted botox side effects. Patients should ensure that the doctor they choose to do their botox injections is highly knowledgeable and skilled in performing the procedure. After the botox treatment, patients should follow the aftercare instructions given by doctors. In the first 12 hours following the botox treatments, patients should avoid applying pressure or even touching areas where the botox injections have been placed.
How long does a Botox treatment take?
The duration of the botox procedure is based on the requirements needed in treating the patient’s condition. An injection of the botox is normally done in less than 10 minutes. The entire botox procedure can be done in an hour or less.
How long is the downtime for Botox?
There is no downtime associated with botox. Normally, patients are able to return to their daily activities right after the procedure. Discoloration or swelling may be present on the treated areas, but will only last for a short time.
How many sessions are required to achieve optimum results?
One session is usually enough to achieve optimum results. Another round of treatments may be done in an interval of 6 months to maintain the effects
When is the best time to begin getting Botox?
The skin begins to show facial creases and wrinkles when a person reaches late twenties or early thirties. Doctors generally advise starting a treatment even before these signs of aging shows. This slows down the development of wrinkles as time goes by. The results are quicker and long-lasting when administered to jaw reductions.
What is the cost of a neuro-toxin injection treatment?
The treatment cost can vary between patients. At Veritas Medical Aesthetics clinic, a patient can book a consultation with Dr. Chua for a thorough assessment of their face and recommend the proper procedure to address the case. After which, a quotation of the treatment’s cost will then be provided.