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Most Asked Questions about Botox in Singapore

Many people consider getting Botox, for a simple reason, because many of them feels that wrinkles don’t look nice. Let’s be honest, for most of us, it’s not fun to watch your skin ages as you grow older. Of course the ageing process itself is inevitable, but what if there are ways to help make your skin stays fresh and young? To date there are many anti-ageing treatments available in the market, with Botox being one of the most popular choice.

What is Botox?

Botox is not a new treatment at all. Botox has been around for many, many years. It actually stands for botulinum toxin. Botox is a treatment where botulinum toxin is injected at very small amounts to help either stop or slow down the muscle activity. [1] What happens is that Botox helps stop the signaling process in the nerves that eventually leads to some kind of muscle activity. That’s why it can stop or slow down certain muscles from doing something.

For cosmetics uses, this injection will be done in specific areas, depending on where the wrinkles, lines, or scars are. The wrinkles, lines, or scars can be caused by many things, such as skin that is too dry, a natural process such as ageing, or even because of acnes. An important note is that using Botox doesn’t mean that you will no longer develop wrinkles, lines or scars. However, Botox treatment does help prevent wrinkles to form in the long run, as it continues to relax the muscle that causes the wrinkles or lines to form on the skin.

What is Botox used for?

Usually, people know Botox as cosmetic treatment. But actually, Botox is also used for medical needs like bladder issues or even migraine headaches. [2] It is also a well-known alternative to help fix sweating problems or even help people deal with their bruxism, or teeth-grinding problems. Another popular use for Botox would be to help reduce spasm in the eyes. In the world of cosmetics, Botox can help make your skin look tighter and smoother because the injection will help reduce or stop muscle activities that causes the skin to wrinkle.

Botox is great to help get rid of wrinkles or lines in between the eyes, that usually form when you frown. It is also used for prevention, so that you don’t form wrinkles or lines that are permanent. For some people, the wrinkles or lines have been formed and they are already permanent in nature before you actually go for a Botox treatment. In these cases, Botox then is used to lessen the wrinkles and make the skin look tighter and smoother. Perhaps the most common use for Botox is to improve cosmetics. Your face can look more symmetrical, it can look younger and also fresher.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is consideredto be safe, as long as it is done under the right procedure, by the right professional, and within the right dosage. Botulinum toxin could be dangerous and harmful for our bodies when it is injected over the appropriate dosage. The stories of people experience horrific side effects due to their Botox treatment are mostly because of overuse ofBotox.

Sometimes, the biggest factor isn’t in the professional themselves or the dosage, but the patients themselves. Some people forces the use of Botox above what is recommended. They choose to not listen to the doctor’s suggestions and end up causing more harm than good to their own skin and health. When done correctly by approved professionals, Botox has many benefits that patients can enjoy both short term and long term.

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