BOTOX® For Wrinkles & Facial Contouring/ Jaw & Calf Slimming/ Hyperhydrosis
Botox® is a trade name for a protein derived from botulism toxin A that is injected underneath skin in order to minimize or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. Basically, the compound blocks the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. The FDA approved procedure can also be performed to change the shape of your face or brows or create a lifted effect, especially around the eye area. The treatment is also used for slenderizing bulky calves and can help limit excessive perspiration for the hands and underarms.
Pre procedure Information
How Long Does It Last?
In general Botox® injections for wrinkles last 3 to 4 months depending on the individual and the area treated. However, the protocol for slenderizing square jaws is two bouts of injections 3 months apart and then annual booster shots to maintain the results if desired.
What do I need to do
Avoid taking blood thinning supplements as well as painkillers if you are considering going ahead with the procedure immediately after consultation as these can increase the chances of bruising. If you are taking any such prescription medication, please discuss with your doctor before undergoing the procedure.
Am I suitable
During the consultation, the doctor will assess you for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations.
How long will I need to take off work
There is no downtime involved for this procedure. Any slight needle marks can easily be covered by makeup or will fade within a day or two.
Will I need Someone to Arrange accompanied Transport home
About The Procedure
After your consultation with Dr Chan, the area to be treated will be iced to numb any slight discomfort from the injections and minimize the risk of bruising. A syringe with a very fine needle will be used to make the injections over the treatment area. Once the procedure is completed, our staff will fix an appointment for a review in a week’s time. For treatment of hyperhydrosis, a 30-minute starch and iodine test needs to be performed over the treatment area to identify the problem areas first.
Post Procedure & Recovery
Once the procedure is completed, our staff will fix an appointment for a review in a week’s time. You may be asked to work the muscles treated for about 30 minutes to an hour after the procedure to ensure better absorption of the Botox® into the muscles treated.
Will There be Any Pain/Discomfort?
Any discomfort experienced is very minimal as the injections needles used are very fine and the procedure is very short and quick. Icing the treatment area is also usually sufficient to mask patient discomfort.
What Activities am I allowed To do
You will be able to go about your scheduled activities as per normal.
What should I avoid
Please avoid saunas, steam baths, facials and taking blood thinners or painkillers for the first week.
Potential risk and complications
As with any other injections, bruising is normal but uncommon. Any slight bruising should resolve within a few days.
FAQ1 are botox injections safe?
Answer 1 Typically the amount of any BOTOX® injection used for cosmetic purposes is very minute and the danger from any side effects are also very low. Furthermore, any negative side effects from BOTOX® injections can typically only last 6 months at a maximum, because BOTOX® treatments are temporary. BOTOX® also has a good safety record for cosmetic use and is FDA approved. If you are concerned, please don’t hesitate to discuss further with Dr Chan.