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How Often Do You Need to Be Treated With BOTOX in Singapore?

bigstock-Beauty-Concept-Skin-Aging-Ant-74080411If you are thinking of trying BOTOX in Singapore to address aesthetic issues, such as dynamic lines and wrinkles, also known as expression lines, or a bulky, squared jawline, chances are that you're wondering exactly what you can expect in terms of results. Most people are aware that BOTOX is a temporary treatment for these conditions, the results wearing off over time. Keeping those results long-term means regular BOTOX treatment, but just how often do you need to be treated?

What You Can Expect From BOTOX In Singapore

If you are seeking BOTOX treatment for dynamic wrinkles, such as crows feet at the corners of the eyes, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, squint lines across the bridge of the nose or horizontal forehead creases, you can expect BOTOX treatment to erase or greatly reduce the appearance of those lines and wrinkles. Carefully injected into precisely plotted points in the underlying muscles that bunch the skin to cause these lines, wrinkles and creases, BOTOX inhibits the movement of those overactive muscles, smoothing them for a more vibrant and youthful appearance.

Singapore patients who are interested in BOTOX to slim a bulky jaw can expect BOTOX to inhibit the contraction of masseter muscles – the muscles that bulge when the teeth are clenched or during chewing. Over time – generally 2 to 6 weeks – skillful injection of BOTOX into precisely planned points of the masseter muscles causes these muscles to shrink, or atrophy, resulting in facial slimming and a more delicate and appealing jawline.

How Often Will Repeat Treatments Need To Be Done?

When BOTOX is used in wrinkle reduction, the average Singapore patient can expect results to last about 3 to 4 months, depending upon the skill of the injector, the amount of BOTOX used and the area of the face treated, among other factors. However, after repeat treatments, performed 3 to 4 times a year, many patients find that it takes longer for their wrinkles to reappear as continued BOTOX treatment trains the muscles to relax, gradually lengthening intervals between treatments to as long as 6 months.

Singapore patients who undergo BOTOX jaw reduction typically begin with an initial series of 2 to 3 treatments over a period of 2 to 4 months to produce the desired jaw slimming results. While some patients do not need additional treatment after that initial series of injections, others will require repeat treatment every six months or so to maintain their results.

Of course, these are just general guidelines as to how often the average patient can expect to need BOTOX treatment to maintain their desired results. Your Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeon can give you a much more accurate estimate after a thorough examination of your particular needs and circumstances.

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