Botox is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Linda Evangelista, Simon Cowell have all admitted to regular Botox sessions—and Jennifer Aniston says she got Botox on her armpits to control excessive sweating. Thinking of trying this treatment yourself? Read our Botox Singapore guide!
What is Botox?
For decades, doctors have been using Botox to treat wrinkles and deep creases. It uses a neurotoxin, clostridium botulinum, to temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause these lines to appear. But don’t worry, your face won’t look “frozen” at all. If you go to a reputable doctor who’s performed several Botox Singapore treatments, the results still look very natural—just younger and refreshed.
Botox is the first injectable botulinum toxin ever approved for medical and cosmetic use. It was launched in 1989 to treat eye muscle problems. In 2002, it was approved by the FDA to treat frown lines, and eventually, crow’s feet.
What can Botox treat?
Botox is best known as a wrinkle treatment, but recently, doctors have also used it to manage other conditions as well. This includes:
Severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Botox recently got FDA approval to treat excessive sweating in the armpits, although it’s not common to get “off-label” use for other parts of the body like palms, feet, or forehead. A study found that it helps 9 out of 10 patients, and reduces sweat by as much as 75%. So, if you’ve been frustrated by antiperspirants and other underarm treatments, consider getting a Botox Singapore treatment for sweating!
Botox is also FDA-approved for the treatment of chronic migraines. The neurotoxin blocks the neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. In one study, people who had Botox injections for migraines experienced 50% less “attacks in a month” after just two sessions. After a third session, their migraines dropped to 75%.
So what can you expect during a Botox migraine treatment? Typically, you will get injections around your head and neck once every 12 weeks. You’ll feel results after 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment. However, be sure to go to a Botox Singapore doctor who is trained to use the neurotoxin for headaches and other medical conditions, and not just cosmetic purposes.
People who have “overactive bladders” feel an urgent need to pee right away—sometimes rushing to the bathroom 8 to 10 times a day, and more than twice a night. While urologists’ first line of treatment usually includes giving anticholinergic medicines, they may use Botox to relax the muscles and nerves around the bladder.
New Botox Singapore Trends
Before, women only started thinking about Botox in their 40s, when deep lines would appear. However, there’s a growing interest in preventative Botox. In this Beauty Insider report, Botox procedures among 19-to-34 year olds has risen by 87%. Usually, these Botox sessions use much lower doses, and if done regularly, can “weaken” the muscles that cause wrinkles to appear. It’s a proactive approach to anti-ageing.
Another trend that’s sweeping the world is Baby Botox, which use much smaller doses which are precisely placed only where you need it. “Instead of using 25 units in an area, you may use 10 units,” Melissa Doft, a New York plastic surgeon. She recommends this for people who are getting Botox treatments for the first time, and are worried about getting unnatural-looking results. However, she says that you may not get the results you want. “Sometimes patients will try the lower dose first, and if in two weeks they do not see enough improvement, we will invite them back to have the full dose.”
In some cases, Botox is injected into the lower half of the face—specifically, the masseter muscles. Initially, that was done to treat medical conditions like temporomandibular joint syndrome, or correct habits like grinding teeth or clenching the jaw.
However, Jaw Botox (sometimes called masseter Botox) has cosmetic benefits, too! You can use it to create the desired V-shape face. The toxins shrink the muscles in your jaw. It can help balance a round or square shape, and make your face look slimmer and more defined.
There are other ways to achieve a V-shape face, such as Thermage and Ulthera. Ask your doctor which one will work better for your case.
What is the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?
Botox is the most well-known botulinum injectible because it was the first in the market. However, other brands have recently emerged, notably Dysport and Xeomin. All three have the same benefits, and are FDA-approved. Which one should you get?
Many people trust Botox simply because it’s been around longer, but others say that Dysport gives faster results and may be effective for people who have developed a “tolerance” to Botox. Xeomin takes the longest to show results, but it contains no protein additives and may cause less allergic reactions.
Many clinics offer more than one brand of neurotoxin. Your doctor can help show you the options, recommend the best one for your case, desired results. In terms of Botox Singapore price, and whether it’s cheaper to get Dysport or Xeomin, that also depends on your case. The three brands require different dosages and vary in treatment area, too. It’s best to ask your doctor for a breakdown based on your specific needs.
What is the Botox Singapore price?
The Botox Singapore prices can vary depending on the clinic, the part of the face or body being treated, and the number of units you may need. For example, Botox for forehead or eye wrinkles tend to be cheaper than Jaw Botox.
But these figures can give you a general idea of the Botox Singapore price.
- Forehead lines: $200 to $700
- Frown lines: $150 to $600
- Crow’s Feet: $150 to $600
- Nose wrinkles: $100 to $500
- Downturned lips: $150 to $600
- Jaw Botox $400 to $1700
Check the Beauty Insider directory to find Botox Singapore clinics near you, and compare their packages. One tip: follow the Instagram and Facebook pages of clinics – that way you’ll immediately hear about any Botox promotion in Singapore.