Are you starting to see frown lines, furrows on your forehead or crow’s feet? Botox in Singapore is a popular and accessible facial treatment that can combat these signs of ageing. How does Botox work? It is not only used for reducing wrinkles, but also for minimising pores, sculpting jawlines, reshaping noses and even slimming calves! We ask eight aesthetic clinics about their key injectable treatments and the cost of Botox.
The Belle Clinic
The treatments: Baby Botox & Fillers
“Baby Botox” is a treatment that employs smaller doses of Botox in each injection. It can involve more injection points, but since only micro-doses are used, it allows for a more natural-looking result, softening wrinkles while still allowing some facial movement and expression, which traditional Botox blocks.
This helps prevent the infamous “frozen forehead” look as it still allows the muscles to be animated, leading to a smoother, fresher, younger and also natural-looking face. What’s more, it’s a great preventative treatment for younger patients who don’t have deep wrinkles yet but who want to prevent over-activity of muscles that are resulting in early forehead lines and crow’s feet. Baby Botox has the added benefit of helping in reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and inhibiting oil production.
The Belle Clinic also uses fillers to fill deep creases and lines that have resulted from loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin, and to increase volume where it has been lost. They feel that both fillers and neuromodulators (like Botox) have a role to play in a three-dimensional approach to rejuvenation and achieving a younger, fresher look.
Since everyone has their own individual concerns, the clinic undertakes a detailed consultation with each patient to ensure that their aesthetic goal is understood and aligned with the appropriate treatment and technique.
How does Botox work?
Botox (botulinum toxin A) is a neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes muscle activity in the treated area. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the motor nerves from releasing a certain chemical that allows the muscle to function, therefore relaxing the muscle and preventing the muscular contractions that cause frown lines and wrinkles. The aesthetic result is smoother skin with fewer lines.
How much does Botox cost at The Belle Clinic?
We have a transparent pricing policy, where charges are based on the dosage used. Prices start from $250.
Laser Clinics Asia
The treatments: Botox & Fillers
Laser Clinics Asia says that Botox is one of the best ways to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles for all ages; they see many people starting the treatment in their 20s or early 30s as it offers a way to significantly rejuvenate the skin.
The effects last approximately three to six months. At that time, things will start to wear off, and you’ll notice a very gradual fading of the effects. Just schedule a new appointment to renew your injections when you feel it’s time to top them up. The Laser Clinics Asia team says you’ll only need two to four sessions each year to make this treatment an ongoing part of your anti-ageing regimen.
How does Botox work?
Key areas where they use Botox for lines and wrinkles are the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, nasal lines and upper lip. It also helps soften chin dents, platysma bands (strips of muscle on the sides of your neck), bunny lines (the sides of your nose) and marionette lines (either side of the mouth). Botox can be used to lift the brows, and combat excessive sweating under the arms, or on the palms or feet too!
The treatments: Xeomin
Targeting glabellar lines (frown lines), crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, “bunny lines” and the masseter muscle (jawline slimming), Xeomin can smooth out wrinkles by working on the muscles that cause dynamic lines. It’s approved for therapeutic and cosmetic indications in Singapore and can be applied every three to six months.
Unlike other neurotoxin preparations, Xeomin doesn’t contain any complexing proteins, making it the only purified botulinum neurotoxin Type A formulation; this is achieved through a state-of-the-art purification process in its manufacturing. Xeomin contains a “naked” form of botulinum toxin; unlike Botox, it’s designed to deliver the toxin without any protein additives.
Best of all, it’s suitable for long-term use without the issue of resistance; results from the first long-term repeat-dosing study of Xeomin showed early onset of action and sustained action over a long period.
W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The treatments: Botox & Fillers
Botox and fillers are two of the commonest non-invasive treatments performed today; Botox relaxes tense facial muscles whereas fillers work by providing volume replacement or even augmentation for areas of the face that have deflated with age. Dr Wong Chin Ho of W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery works to harness the full potential of both treatments at the same time to deliver effective and natural rejuvenation of the face.
At W Aesthetic, the use of these modalities is viewed as an art; with considered application, a range of desired effects may be achieved. For example, Botox can be used to lift the brow by selectively relaxing the muscles that bring the brow down while leaving the muscle that elevates the brow active. Additionally, it may be used to slim the lower face by relaxing the muscle that has become slightly prominent from too rigorous chewing or clenching of the jaw; this last application is also very useful for patients who grind their teeth in their sleep.
The use of fillers has advanced way beyond the filling of wrinkles or skin creases. Today, they can be used to augment areas of the facial skeleton that are weak in order to support and project the tissues more selectively to achieve a more beautiful contour of the face – for example, in the nose, cheeks or chin. The fillers used by Dr Wong are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a chemical compound that is found in our bodies. It’s safe and can be digested by the body over time.
What’s the difference between Botox and fillers?
Botox relaxes the muscle and eliminates wrinkles and frown lines. Fillers restore facial soft tissue volume that is lost with ageing, and increase the fullness of the face. It may also be use to increase projection in areas that are volume-deficient, such as the cheeks or the bridge of the nose.
How much does Botox cost at your clinic?
It depends on the areas that are treated. In general, it costs approximately $500 per area.
Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery
The treatments: Injectables
Aesthetic doctor and consultant surgeon Dr Jonathan Lee of the Aesthetic Studio thinks injectables are science’s greatest gift to aesthetic medicine. Indeed, a lot of conditions that were once treated with surgery can now be resolved safely with non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr Lee feels that using injectables is really a meeting of art and science; it’s about having an appreciation for a person’s unique features and knowing where to position things to draw them out – plus knowing your tools well so you make the best choice from a palette of options. Constant innovation in this space means that patients have increased choices to therapeutically improve their appearance. If the correct injectable has been chosen for the job, and at the right depth, all that should be noticed is that you look better.
Opening up the eyes is a good place to start. Lifting the brow and smoothing fine lines with Botox is the foundation of rejuvenation with injectables. Dr Lee prefers to start at the top of the face and work down over time. Ageing goes hand in hand with gravity, he says, so altering things on the upper third of the face first helps indicate what should be done on the middle and lower thirds. This leads to a more harmonious look.
What’s the cost of Botox and filler?
Special offer: Quote “Expat Living” and get an Upper Face Botox and Filler treatment for $1,388.
The treatments: Profhilo & Rejuran
Profhilo is an anti-ageing skin injectable treatment that delivers hyaluronic acid to all the layers of the skin, providing it with excellent hydration. It also triggers natural collagen and elastin production to improve skin elasticity. Due to its smooth consistency, it spreads out evenly within the skin layer without causing any lumps.
The face, neck, décolletage (chest) and hands are the places where you can use Profhilo to firm, tighten and lift skin with minimal pain and downtime.
Rejuran, on the other hand, combats issues such as dark eye circles, enlarged pores, skin sagging, dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks by biologically increasing the metabolic activity of cells in the skin (fibroblasts) and stimulating them to regenerate key components of the skin. During your session, topical numbing cream is applied on the skin for 20 minutes, before a fine needle is used to administer tiny amounts of Rejuran Healer under the skin. It can take up to four weeks to see initial results, but you should definitely notice a gradual improvement in skin elasticity, hydration and texture.
The treatment: Liquid Facelift
The aim of a liquid facelift is to refresh your facial features. If it’s done by an expert who respects your natural facial anatomy, you won’t look “done”, but rather you’ll simply regain a more youthful visage without anyone suspecting anything at all!
Each treatment at Skinscape is highly personalised; the doctor will begin with a detailed assessment of your face and an understanding of your aesthetic preferences. The procedure takes less than an hour, after which the results are instantly visible.
Liquid Facelift is ideal if you want to naturally look younger without resorting to invasive cosmetic procedures.
How much does the treatment cost?
Skinscape Clinic’s Liquid Face lift treatment is done with a combination of premium dermal fillers ($880 per syringe) and Botox injections ($15 per unit). Dermal fillers are injected strategically to enhance natural contours or restore volume and definition lost with age.
Angeline Yong Dermatology
What treatment pairs well with Botox?
Botox is great for correcting dynamic wrinkles, and it complements some of the energy-based devices we use to smoothen wrinkles and textural issues on the skin. These include non-ablative fractional lasers like our Picoway and Picosure hybrid fractional laser treatment, which are great for working on fine wrinkles and textural irregularities, as well as ablative fractional lasers such as our fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
Botox pairs well our Ultherapy treatment (high-intensity focused ultrasound) and Exilis radiofrequency treatments. Both are non-invasive procedures that aid the body’s tissue repair process and stimulate the production of new collagen, creating a natural lifting effect. As anti-ageing is multi-directional and multi-planar, we believe in a multi-modality approach, which is better than just doing Botox for anti-ageing.
What should I do before and after a Botox session?
I typically ask patients not to lie face down for a massage for a few hours after. I also ask them to avoid going into a sauna or steam room. But other than that, there really aren’t many restrictions with regard to lifestyle. There can be some minor bruising in certain locations, so I usually ask patients to cut back on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and alcohol for a few days before and after a Botox session to prevent that from happening. Then again, the needles we use for Botox are so fine that bruising doesn’t happen often.
How much does Botox cost at your clinic?
At our clinic, we charge Botox based on the type of indication, such as for treating crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles. We don’t vary our charges based on the absolute amount used. That’s why we always include a touch-up session for the patient without extra charge, so we can tweak the amount to the best effect. Prices start from $250.
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