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on December 4, 2014
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on December 4, 2014
BOTOX is a tried-and-true treatment for lines, wrinkles and other aesthetic issues that are caused by the action of facial muscles as a person speaks, smiles, frowns, chews or squints. The most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S., BOTOX is becoming just as popular in Singapore in recent years. As it has gained popularity, many patients considering treatment for a more youthful, attractive appearance want to know exactly how BOTOX in Singapore works and what they can expect during and after treatment.
Dynamic lines and wrinkles are the type caused by facial expressions, with underlying facial muscles contracting to pull the skin in certain areas into creases. Over time, this repetitive motion can cause permanent lines and wrinkles in the skin. Examples of common dynamic wrinkles include glabellar frown lines, which are the vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead creases, squint lines, or crows feet, at the outer corners of the eyes and lines across the bridge of the nose caused by squinting, commonly called bunny lines.
When injected in small doses into the corresponding facial muscles, BOTOX works to erase or reduce the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contraction to some degree, preventing overactive muscles from pulling the skin out of shape. The result is a smoother, fresher and more youthful appearance for Singapore patients.
Another aesthetic issue that can be caused by overactive facial muscles is an overly developed, squared jawline. In many cases, that wider jaw is related to overactive masseter muscles, the muscles that bulge when a person clenches their teeth. Sometimes, overly large masseter muscles are an inherited condition, while other times, they are a result of issues like habitual teeth clenching or grinding, frequent gum chewing or other habits that build up these muscles. By injecting small doses of BOTOX into the masseter muscles, their movement can be inhibited, causing them to shrink over time, which has a slimming affect on the jaw line.
BOTOX, in the hands of a qualified and experienced medical professional, is a safe and effective minimally invasive treatment for a wide range of cosmetic issues. Sessions generally take less than 30 minutes and after-affects are, for the vast majority of Singapore patients, limited to redness, irritation and minor inflammation at injection sites, issues that generally clear within 24 hours. Some patients may experience minor bleeding and bruising at injection sites as well, and in a very small percentage of patients, BOTOX treatment can cause side-effects that may include headaches, eyelid drooping, slurred speech or allergic reaction. You can minimize the already small risk of these affects by choosing a practitioner who is extremely knowledgeable in the complex anatomy of facial muscles to perform your BOTOX injections – a Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. S L Chan manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Chan practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from Dental Implant Surgery and Wisdom Tooth Removal to Corrective Jaw Surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat Facial Pain, Facial Injuries and Fractures.
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