Botox™, in the past few years, has become a household name synonymous with medical cosmetics.
On this page, we would like to present you with just the facts and none of the marketing. Please make an appointment with us if you wish to find out more.
Botox™ is the trade name of a product by Allergan. Its active ingredient is Botulinum Toxin Type A. This chemical comes from a kind of bacteria. When injected into a muscle, it prevents the muscle from contracting. When muscles do not contract, wrinkles become less obvious.
In April 2002, the US FDA approved Botox™ for use in reducing the severity of glabellar (frown) lines for up to 120 days in individuals between the ages of 18 and 65.
The other common cosmetic uses of Botox™ are:
1. Bunny lines
2. Horizontal forehead lines
3. Crow’s feet
4. Peri-oral lines
5. Dimpled chin
6. Platysmal bands
7. Facial re-shaping
8. Eyebrow flare
9. Eye twitch
Some of the possible side effects with Botox™ are:
1. Bruising around injection sites
2. Swelling around injection sites
3. Infection of injection sites
4. Droopy eyebrow
5. Facial asymmetry
6. Feeling like you have the flu
7. Headache and upset stomach
. 4.6 million botox procedures in 2007 in usa
. most popular minimially invasive cosmetic procedure in men and women
. most popular in all age groups
What to expect on your first visit
Our doctor will first discuss with you what you would like to achieve. We will recommend the best treatment based on your requirements. Not everything can be achieved with Botox alone. We may recommend fillers, IPL, Chemical peels, lasers etc to help you achieve the look you desire.
Next, we will assess your face and determine the injection points and the number of units needed at each point. Our policy is LESS IS BETTER.
Your face will be cleaned with alcohol and a cold pack will be placed on the injection site to numb it before the procedure. We use the finest needles to puncture the skin and place the exact amount of Botox required. Most people report not even feeling the needle.
After the injection another cold pack will be placed on the injection sites to minimize any swelling.
What to take note of after the Botox procedure
There is no down time with Botox. You may proceed to do any of your normal activities.
Move your facial muscles more as this encourages the muscles to absorb the Botox.
For 24 hours after Botox treatment, please DO NOT:
1. Undergo any IPL or Laser Treatment
2. Rub your face too vigorously as this may displace the Botox.
3. Go for any facial or spa treatment.
4. Do any strenuous exercises.
5. Go for saunas or steambaths.
You may fly immediately after Botox treatments.
Our doctors will make arrangements to review you in about 2 weeks.
During the follow up visit, we will review your response and top-up if necessary.
The number of units of Botox™ used varies greatly depending on the number of injection sites required and the volume injected at each site.
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