1. What is Botox®?
Botox® is BTA which is a purified protein that effectively and safely blocks nerve impulses responsible for wrinkles formation.
2. What are the results of Botox®?
Botox® is administered to smooth forehead frown lines, crow’s feet and glabellar lines (lines between both eyebrows). The procedure can also help prevent worsening of these wrinkles.
Jawline or Calve Slimming
V-shaped faces have been an envy of many Asian women. As one of the common causes for a square jawline in Asians is due to a bulky masseter muscle (chewing muscle), Botox® can be administered to shrink the size of the masseter muscle. Botox® can also be used to tone down bulky calve muscles to give the appearance of slimmer legs.
Aging causes the neck muscles to weaken and eventually leads to “turkey neck” appearance which is characterised by pronounced vertical neck bands. Botox® can be used to relax the platysma muscle and minimise the unsightly neck bands. This treatment is most appropriate for patients not keen on surgery but would like a smoother, more youthful looking neck line.
Lower Face Improvements
Botox® can be injected to temporarily diminish the appearance of “gummy smile”, which refers to a smile where excess upper gum is showing. Besides that, Botox® can be used to smooth a dimpled chin and produce a subtle upturn to the corners of the mouth to give a more pleasant appearance.
Reduce Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating of the armpits, palms or soles is an embarrassing complaint and can interfere with many daily activities. Fortunately, Botox® can be injected to temporarily block the activity of sweat glands, and thus decrease sweating. The effects typically last 4 to 6 months after which a repeat procedure will be needed.