For a person in their mid-20s and who have begun to see some lines on their face, there’s no doubt that they have been looking around the internet for tips and tricks to get rid of such skin nuisance. Unfortunately, lines and wrinkles exempt no one. So if you’re someone who loves to make facial expressions, especially aggressive ones, you’re more likely to develop skin folds even before reaching the age of 30!

Wrinkles, skin folds, and fine lines are part of the natural aging process. Thankfully, in today’s innovative era, experts have formulated techniques to counteract these skin concerns that are popular in Singapore. BTX or botulinium treatments Singapore is one of those innovative techniques that has actually been used decades ago. The beauty of BTX treatment is that it can safely and effectively make your skin look younger, smoother, and firmer without changing its appearance. It’s like reversing aging but with a more enhanced result.

BTX in Singapore can be a very intriguing treatment, and that’s what we at Ozhean Zoey aesthetic clinic are here for. Our skin specialists have years of training and knowledge with injectables as well as other major aesthetic treatments. If you’re ready for a glow up, give us a call, and we’ll gladly help you!

WHAT IS BTX?

BTX is a type of FDA approved neurotoxin that was produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. This treatment was only used to treat facial wrinkles back in the 1990s. But after years of expanding the treatment, it can now treat other areas and conditions, including excessive sweating and calf reduction. To date, Singapore has three HSA approved botulinum toxin brands, and such includes BTX, Xeomin, and Dysport. These brands are only prescribed and to be used by a licensed doctor who has years of experience in the said practice.

When people hear the word “Botulinum toxin”, they will immediately think of BTX injection since it is the most popular among the three brands. This injectable treatment is safe, fast, and effective that even a lot of famous people avail of the treatment.

How does BTX work?

Wrinkles and lines on certain areas of the face may start to appear as we get older. The more we do facial expressions, the higher the chance we develop unwanted lines and wrinkles on the face. This happens as the collagen and elastin fibres decrease over time. Just imagine this, when you repeatedly fold a piece of paper, its folds tend to become deeper. The same happens when we overstretch our skin on the face. Raising your eyebrows or frowning can potentially trigger winkle productions. These lines may not appear at a younger age, but the effects may start to show soon in your adult years.

This is where BTX Singapore treatments come in. BTX or botulinum toxin injections aim to ‘relax’ muscle tissues or block muscle nerve signals. The treatment can only be carried out by a certified dermatologist as the treatment includes using a toxin. As the botulinum toxin is injected into the area to be treated, it weakens the muscle for it to not contract. As the muscle weakens, the skin in the treated area will begin to tighten. Generally, there’s no major risk or side effects with the treatment, especially when undertaken by a professional.

What Areas and conditions can it Treat?

BTX in Singapore is one of the most commonly availed treatments used for cosmetic enhancement of the neck, jaw, and face area. Here are the popular areas and conditions BTX treatment is utilised:

 

  • Upper face area – Crow’s feet, forehead lines or wrinkles, pore reduction, and frown lines.
  • Lower face area – Gummy smile (visible gums when smiling), broad jaw/jaw slimming (face shape improvement), marionette lines, and laugh lines.
  • Other areas – Armpits, palms, and feet.

What are the Benefits of BTX Treatment?

While BTX Singapore is most commonly used for facial enhancement purposes, the treatment is also effective for medical conditions like bruxism which is a teeth-grinding condition. Other benefits patients can receive with BTX treatment include:

    • Body contouring
    • Treats Bells Palsy
    • Reduces excessive sweating
    • Treats drooping brows
    • Reduces oil production (oil control)
    • Reduces migraine
    • Treat fine lines and wrinkles

Different Kinds of BTX Singapore

If you’re looking for a non-invasive wrinkle reduction treatment in Singapore, botulinum toxin treatments are your way to go! As mentioned above, botulinum toxin is most popularly known as Botox, but there are actually three brands that are all FDA and HSA approved for cosmetic enhancement procedures. We already know Botox. The other two brands of botulinum toxin are Dysport and Xeomin.

BTX

BTX is approved for the treatment of glabellar lines, as well as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox is used in the same way as Dysport is used. The treatment requires no downtime and can only be performed in a clinic by a dermatologist. The number of units used by your doctor is determined by the area to be treated and what results are to be expected by the patient.

Dysport (Glabella and Jaw Botox)

Dysport Botox eliminates the presence of lines in the glabella, which is located at the eye brow area. These lines run vertically upward toward the forehead (forehead lines). When an individual frowns, these lines may appear more visible than usual. Glabella lines are common, but they can worsen when a person ages. This is due to the loss of collagen, the protein fibres that give our skin its elasticity.

 

Dysport is an effective treatment for glabella wrinkles, but it’s just for those who have moderate to extreme cases. Your dermatologist may not recommend this treatment if you’re only experiencing a mild case of glabella lines. You can tell the difference between mild and severe wrinkles of this kind with the aid of your dermatologist. Just like Botox, Dysport can only be undertaken by a certified dermatologist in a clinic. If you’re concern about the pain that may come with the treatment, there’s nothing really to worry about. Dermatologists will first apply a mild anaesthetic to reduce the pain.

 

Dysport is also an effective treatment for jaw or face slimming. The doctor injects the product into the jaw muscles (masseter muscles) to improve the appearance of the jaw. Jaw muscles (masseter muscle) are weakened or reduced with this botulinum toxin injection.

Xeomin (Forehead Botox)

Xeomin is a kind of botulinum toxin that is used to prevent wrinkles by blocking muscle contractions in a wrinkle-prone area. Botox of this kind in particular used to soften frown lines in the forehead, usually between the brows. Xeomin has little effect on deep wrinkles that have already developed and instead affects muscle activity. 

Xeomin only contains botulinum toxin A. This may suggest that antibodies to Xeomin are less likely to evolve than antibodies from other neurotoxins. Antibodies are developed by the body in response to foreign invaders that get in the body. Xeomin has a one-week onset and a three to six-month period of action, making it equivalent to Botox when treating frown lines. Take note that such botulinum toxin shouldn’t be used in exchange for other brands. Better yet, consult with your doctor if Xeomin is the right treatment for your condition.

How much does BTX cost in Singapore?

BTX treatment cost ranges from $200 to $1800 per session. The pricing of the treatment may vary depending on the area to be treated, condition, type of botox, and how many sessions to be taken. For instance, botox to treat crow’s feet costs cheaper than a jawline slimming procedure. That is because jaw botox requires multiple botox units to get the ideal results.

FAQ

Are BTX Injections Painful?

Are Botox Injections Painful?

A very precise needle is used to administer a small dose of BTX directly into specific muscles. In general, the treatment is a painless, safe, and quick procedure. The majority of our botox clients have experienced a series of minimal discomfort that only lasts for a few seconds. 

How long does the result last?

How long does the result last?

Results from BTX can last 3 to 6 months, based on the injection site, actual facial muscle function, skin condition, skin type, and the amount of dosage to be taken. For wrinkle-free skin, it’s important to return for another treatment session. Regular, repeated sessions can slow the progression of wrinkles and prevent the formation of permanent wrinkles. At our aesthetic clinic, our doctors usually advise our patients for a review session in case they need touch-ups.

Is Botulinum Toxin or BTX safe?

Is Botulinum Toxin or BTX safe?

For more than 20 years, Botulinum toxin or Botox treatments have been used to treat a variety of medical problems in addition to fine lines and wrinkles. Many of the Botox brands are FDA and HSA certified. Botox has a long track record of efficacy and is used by millions of dermatologists in clinics around the world, including our doctors at our aesthetic clinic. Botox has a remarkably low risk of side effects.

What are the side effects of BTX?

What are the side effects of Botox?

Botox treatments are normally tolerable with few reported side effects. Bruising, reddening of the skin, and minor discomfort and swelling at the treated area are all common side effects that are temporary. Headaches are possible, but they are uncommon and normally pass within a day or two. Drooping of the eye brows or eyelids, corner of the mouth or failure to use a straw may occur. But that highly depends on where the injection site is located. Botox patients are normally told not to massage the treated region and not to lie down for three to four hours after the injection. This is to avoid the botox or botulinum toxin from spreading and causing other complications.

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