Botulinum Toxin (BTA)

The System

Botox is the common name for Botulinum Toxin type A (BTA), a natural protein that blocks nerve impulses to muscles and sweat glands, relaxing them and thus reducing facial lines. BTA is injected into the muscle to relax it and create a smooth, clear skin texture in place of the skin crease.

Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Skin lifting
  • Facial reshaping
  • Minimises open pores
  • Sweat control
  • Calf size reduction

Treatment Duration

  • Depends on treated area.
  • Advisable to repeat treatment until expected result is achieved, or as maintenance.

Downtime

  • Slight redness will occur after treatment but will disappear within 24 hours, depending on the individual’s skin condition.
  • Should bruising develops on the treated area, it will normally take 7 days to subside.

FAQs

1. Do the facial lines become more prominent once the BTA wears off after repeated treatments?

No, this is a myth. The facial lines actually become less obvious with regular usage, and it also delays the onset of permanent lines.

2. Is it safe?

Botulinum Toxin (BTA) is considered one of the safest and well-regulated cosmetic procedures which was approved by the FDA since 2001. It is clinically- proven to effectively and harmlessly delay ageing, and produce longer-lasting results.

3. What are the side effects?

Minimal, if any. Some soreness or bruising, while uncommon, may occur due to the injection. In rare cases, patients may have droopy brow or eyelid, mild headache or temporary weakness.