What is BTX/neurotoxin injections?
As a cosmetic treatment, neurotoxin injections help to block chemical signals from nerves, mainly those that cause the muscles to contract. This helps to relax facial muscles, and reduce the prominence of facial wrinkles temporarily.
What can BTX treat?
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
- Marionette lines (droopy)
- Neck lines
- Sagging browns
Apart from aesthetic concerns, BTX can also be used to treat sweaty armpits, bruxism and chronic migraines.
What are the benefits of BTX?
Enhances natural beauty
When done in appropriate amounts by a skilled doctor, neurotoxins can give you a boost in your overall looks and confidence.
Improves health conditions
Besides wrinkles, neurotoxins can help with other medical conditions as stated above, such as hyperhidrosis and chronic migraines.
Non-invasive and quick
As BTX is a non-surgical procedure, it can be done in a few minutes. There is also little downtime.
Almost immediate results
The effects of BTX can be seen as immediate as up to 3 to 4 days after the injection.
Long lasting results
The effects of BTX can last up to 3 months.
How is BTX treatment done in Singapore?
At Harmony Aesthetics, a BTX treatment starts off with a doctor consultation, where you can bring up the areas that are of concern to you. This is also when you should inform your doctor of any past Botox procedures you’ve done recently, as well as your medical history. Your doctor will then go through the steps, downtime and expected results.
If necessary, your doctor might numb the targeted area with anaesthetic. After which, a thin needle will be used to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. This procedure only takes a few minutes, and you can carry out your normal daily activities right after.
Who is suitable for BTX?
You are a good candidate for neurotoxins if:
- You are experiencing signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles on your face, especially around your eyes and jawline
- You wish to start anti ageing treatments early
- You find that your makeup collects between your facial lines and creases
Please take note that to undergo BTX you must be:
- Physically healthy
- No history of neuromuscular diseases
The best candidates for BTX are those physically healthy, are not pregnant or nursing, and are above 18. You should consult your doctor who will assess if you are suitable for Botox.
Prior to the BTX treatment, you should also inform your doctor of your medical history and all medications or supplements you are taking.
Are BTX or fillers better?
|What is it||Injectable form of nerve toxin Botolinum toxin A||Injectable gel usually made from hyaluronic acid|
|How it works||Relaxes the muscles to stop creases and wrinkles caused by facial expressions.||Fills in and plump up areas that have thinned and lost volume due to aging. This includes wrinkles around the mouth, thin lips, and cheeks that have lost fullness.|
|Type of wrinkles it treats||Dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by muscle movements. This includes wrinkles between the brows, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet.||Primarily used to treat static wrinkles, like smile lines.|
|Longevity||3 - 6 months||6-12 months. However, results vary depending on what type of filler is used.|
|Possible side effects||Minimal side effects, such as:||Carries higher possibility of risks and side effects than Botox. These includes:|
In the hands of a skilled doctor, neurotoxin treatment should only cause minimal discomfort and is a very tolerable procedure.
You can observe results within 3 to 4 days, but it can take 7 to 14 days to take full effect. Treatment sessions are recommended every 3-4 months.
While you might experience some redness at the injection area, this generally subsides within minutes. You can carry on with your usual daily activities right after.
In rare cases, BTX can cause:
- Eyelid drooping
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Eye dryness or severe tearing
- Mild pain or swelling around the injection site
- Flu-like symptoms or a general unwell feeling
Please make sure you get treated by a reputable and skilled doctor in Singapore to avoid complications.
The effects of BTX can last from 3-6 months. As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again.