Anti-Wrinkle/Neurotoxin Injection

One of the most common signs of ageing is wrinkles. The good news is, with the advances in medicine and technologies in the past 2 decades, there is a whole new range of anti-ageing aesthetics procedures to help people reduce wrinkles.

Botulinum Toxin

What is Botulinum Toxin?

Botulinum Toxin is a highly purified natural protein derived from bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Currently, there are quite a few types of Botulinum Toxin in use by dermatologists all over the world. In Singapore, there are 4 types of Botulinum Toxin approved by HSA for clinical use – Botox, Dysport, Xeomin and Neuronox.

    How does Botulinum Toxin work?

    Facial wrinkles like frown lines; crow’s feet are the unwanted results of our facial expressions over time. Injecting a small quantity of Botulinum Toxin protein into precise facial locations can relax the treated muscle and lead to a visible smoothing of your wrinkles over the next 4 to 5 days. The results are natural, real and noticeable. They last up to 4 or 5 months until the relaxation effects wear off.

    With regular treatments, the wrinkles often appear less severe over time because the muscles are being relaxed and the overlying skin is well rested and not creased or wrinkled at all.

      Areas Treated By Anti-Wrinkle Injection

      Here are some areas where Anti-Wrinkle Injection can be used

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      What is Anti-Wrinkle Injection?

      This involves injecting Botulinum Toxin into selected facial muscles to block the signals between the nerve and the muscle. The intention is to temporarily relax the muscle that causes the wrinkles and thus giving the skin a wrinkle-free and more youthful look.

      Botulinum Toxin has been used since the late 1980s and is now the most popular aesthetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles globally. It provides more dramatic results than anti-aging creams and it is less invasive when compared to plastic surgery.

      Where can Anti-Wrinkle Injection be used?

      • Upper facial areas are the most satisfying areas to treat. This is where facial muscles are rather expressive and dynamic e.g. forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines
      • Eyes – crow’s feet and the lower eyelids
      • Forehead – the frown lines and forehead lines
      • Nose – the bunny lines
      • Mouth – the perioral wrinkles & Marinette’s (bitterness) lines
      • Neck – the necklines and neck bands (turkey neck)
      • Chin – the deep chin lines / puckled chin lines

      What is a typical treatment like?

      A consultation is necessary for Dr Wong to discuss your treatment goals, to study your facial features and to plan for the treatment. The treatment process takes about 10 minutes. Dr Wong may apply a topical numbing cream before the injection if you are scared of the needle. There is minimal downtime or recovery. It’s often called a lunchtime procedure and you’ll be able to return to your normal routine immediately after you leave the clinic.

      The cost of common treatment

      Cost before GST (varies with quantity injected)

      • Frown line$120- $280
      • Forehead$200- $320
      • Crow’s feet – $240 -$480

      Are there any side effects with Anti-Wrinkle Injection?

      The most common side effects are minor bruising at the injected areas that usually disappears after a few days. The other side effects are drooping of eyelids (due to inappropriate placement of the injection) and asymmetry. The good thing is that these side effects are usually minor and temporary.

      Common Myths about Anti-Wrinkle Injection

      Myth #1: Anti-Wrinkle Injection is very painful

      The truth is that the pain is minimal and the needle used is a very fine needle. Most people compare the sensation of the injection to a mosquito bite. There is a slight pinching feeling but it only lasts for a few seconds.

      Myth #2: Facial wrinkles will become worse when the Botulinum Toxin wears off.

      No, that is not true. Your wrinkles will just revert back to their pre-treatment state and they won’t look any worse. You can do a self-test by having your photos taken of the treated area “before” your treatment, and then comparing them to photos taken once the Botulinum Toxin wears off. In fact, with regular treatments and extended period of muscle relaxation, the wrinkles often appear less severe over time. Even after discontinuing the treatment, the well- rested skin and wrinkles are often better than before your first treatment.

      Myth #3: Anti-Wrinkle Injection will create an expressionless and frozen face

      The frozen look was not uncommon in the past when doctors and patients alike were overzealous in their pursuit of wrinkle eradication. When the injection is properly carried out these days, you should be able to display the entire range of facial expressions including smiling and appearing surprised. It will give a very natural and satisfactory result in nearly 99% of the time. Most patients are happy and will always return for more treatment knowing that this treatment always works! Anti-Wrinkle Injection has been extremely popular through the years with more and more people using it to regain a youthful appearance. It can help to ease wrinkles around the eyes and forehead safely, quickly and with minimal pain.

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        Dr. Wong Soon Tee

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        Dr. Wong Soon Tee

        Consultant Dermatologist

        Care and Professionalism Refined by
        Over 20 Years of Dermatology Experience

        • MBBS, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore
        • MRCP. Member of Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
        • FAMS, Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore
        • Adjunct Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
        • Visiting Consultant, University Dermatology Division, National University Hospital
        • Visiting Consultant, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Centre, National University Hospital

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        Got questions? Fill up this form and our clinic staff will revert as soon as possible.

          For faster response, call us at +65 6694 1121

          Chat with our friendly clinic staff through Whatsapp!

          Visit Us

          Start your skin health restoration journey with us today!

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          Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
          #10-22/23, 38 Irrawaddy Road ,
          Singapore 329563

          Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9.00am-5.00pm;
          Thurs, Sat: 9.00am-12.30pm;
          Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

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