Even without reading up on minor cosmetic procedures, most people know or have at least heard of Botox injections.
Botox involves injecting a neurotoxic protein known as botulinum toxin into a muscle, suppressing muscle activities that cause common facial wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines for a certain period of time.
Botox treatment is available in Singapore, and you might be wondering about Botox cost and Botox prices here.
Why Botox and What is it?
As you get older, you may start to worry about the wrinkles on your face becoming deeper and deeper. These wrinkles are formed from common facial actions everyone does such as frowning, smiling, squinting and eyebrow raising over the years.
After injecting your facial muscles with Botox, you will experience the muscles relaxing, thus smoothening your wrinkles. This effect is also only temporary, and the Botox typically lasts for a few months. Moreover, the effect caused by Botox is also mostly reversible.
Botox injections are also sometimes used as a treatment for Bruxism, which is a condition caused by teeth grinding (Mool, n.d.). Bruxism can cause damage to your teeth or even chip your teeth.
Because botulinum toxin reduces a muscle’s range of movement, it could prevent your jaw from clenching frequently, thus significantly improving the condition.
While the prospects of getting Botox might be attractive to someone who is afraid of the physical consequences of ageing, the treatment also has its pitfalls.
Some possible side effects of Botox injections include a lopsided smile, drooping eyelids or minor bruising from the injection needle. Hence, it is important to find a qualified and experienced doctor who has a significant understanding of all the facial muscles and how they work, to administer your Botox injections. This can greatly prevent unforeseen side effects from occurring.
You may also be concerned about how much Botox cost, and what the Botox prices in Singapore are like. At Vivid, a one-time Botox treatment would cost you S$499. Since the toxin injected wears off after a few months, you might want to consider a package which covers you for 3 treatments, that costs S$1299.
If you are wondering why Botox treatments differ in price across different clinics, this might be due to differing brands of Botox injections used, as there are 3 different brands of Botox approved for use in Singapore.
Botox prices may also differ depending on where your problem area is. Injections applied on certain areas of your face may cost less than if they are applied on other areas, and vice versa.
All in all, you should ideally not worry too much about the Botox cost if you are looking to receive the treatment, as it is important to ensure that the doctor is experienced and is able to almost guarantee fuss-free, natural-looking results after Botox, despite the fact that more experienced doctors typically charge more.
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