(Botox is a non-permanent way to lift and rejuvenate your skin)
Botox is a neuromodulator typically injected into the underlying muscles of your face to erase wrinkles and lines. It works by weakening the muscles responsible for skin wrinkling and folding, hence softening and preventing wrinkle and line formation on the surface of the skin.
Little do people know, Botox can also be used as a non-surgical way to lift certain areas of the face.
With a good understanding of the facial anatomy and expert placement of Botox in the appropriate amounts, the drug can create a “lifting” effect in places such as the eyebrows, eyes, neck, and even cheeks.
How Does Botox Face Lifting Work?
Your facial muscles are made up of downward-pulling muscles and upward-pulling ones.
By injecting a small amount of Botox into the downward-pulling muscles, the doctor prevents them from working so well. This allows the upward-pulling muscles to lift easier, creating a more pronounced “lifted” effect on the skin. Facelifts in Singapore can be done by most aesthetic clinics in Singapore, just be sure to do your research before you step into the clinic!
Botox Brow & Eye Lift
This treatment works best for patients with hooded, slightly droopy eyebrows.
The drug is injected into the downward muscles located in an inverted pyramid on the forehead. This allows the upward muscles to pull the eyebrows up with greater ease, opening up the eyes beautifully.
Additional Botox can also be injected into other areas of the eyes. These include injection the drug into the muscles under the eyebrows to lift the lid, as well as at the ends of the brows to further open up the eyes.
Botox Lower Face & Neck Lift
(Botox can be used to define your jawline and lift a saggy neck)
Also known as the “Nefertiti” lift, this Botox treatment lifts sagging lower face and necks.
Botox is injected into the platysma muscles in the neck. This softens the downward-pulling action of the muscle, allow the neck and lower face to be lifted.
The result is a more lifted and tighter looking neck and jawline, with improved jowls.
What to Expect with Botox Face Lift
With an experienced doctor, you can expect to have the treatment done within half an hour or so, depending on the extent of treatment and severity of your concerns.
Using finer needles, Botox injections are relatively comfortable even compared to other forms of injectable treatments. This means that anaesthetic creams are not necessary for most patients.
Should you require, an anaesthetic cream can be used for greater comfort.
There is virtually no downtime with this treatment, although some minor side effects such as bruising may occur. This will dissipate over the course of a few days.
Patients typically start seeing improvements in the first few days to a month after treatment.
Results can last up to 4 months or more, depending on the individual. Factors that influence the duration of effects include lifestyle choices such as sleep, smoking habits, stress levels, medication, and diet. Speak to the doctor at your aesthetic clinic in Singapore for a more personalised answer on other skin tightening treatments.
[07 May 2020] A blog post by Dr. Ashley Yuen
Dr Ashley Yuen obtained his medical degree from King’s College, London. He returned to Singapore where he honed his medical and surgical skills across various specialities and disciplines, before focusing on accident & emergency medicine and aesthetic medicine.
Ashley’s passion for aesthetic medicine stems from a desire to enhance one’s physiological wellness and esteem, and boost one’s self-confidence and quality of life. He sees a strong link between good emotional and physical well-being and is committed to helping patients look better and feel better.
With Ashley’s experience in patient care and aesthetics, he has an interest in using traditional aesthetic treatments to solve lifestyle and health ailments such as bruxism, skin tag, lumps and mole removal, skin pigmentation as well as in improving aesthetics using injectables like fillers.
A national rugby player and a model in his youth, Ashley can be found at the gym pumping iron. Happily married, he is a proud fur-father of two schnauzers.
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