Fine lines and facial wrinkles are common signs of aging. They occur due to muscular contractions as we become older.
Botox treatment is something you can consider if you want to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox, short for Botulinum toxin, temporarily relaxes muscle activity where it is injected. This prevents muscular contractions associated with the development of wrinkles and fine lines, and thus the patient achieves smoother skin with fewer lines.
What Skin Conditions Can Botox Treat?
Botox treatments can target various facial wrinkles and concerns, including:
- frown lines (between your brows)
- crow’s feet (fine lines and wrinkles found at the outer corners of your eyes)
- forehead lines
- bunny lines (nose wrinkles)
- downturned lips
- chin dimpling (dimpling and wrinkling in the chin)
- face slimming
How Much Does Botox Cost In Singapore?
The price of Botox treatments varies depending on the treatment area, the brand of the Botox, as well as the doctor administering it.
Area Of Treatment
Botulinum toxin can cost anywhere between $200 to $1800, depending on the area of treatment. This is because different areas will require different amounts or units of Botox. Treatment for downturned lips would need about 4 to 8 units of Botox, which is about $150 to $500. In contrast, treatment for forehead lines would require approximately 8 to 25 units of Botox, which can cost you about $200 to $7o0.
The priciest Botox treatment area would be the face slimming treatment (also known as jaw Botox) which would require 40 to 80 units of Botox, costing you anywhere between $400 and $1700.
However, do note that the units of Botox needed for a particular area of treatment may vary from person to person.
Botulinum toxin comes in various brands, and different Botox brands have different costs per unit. The 3 main brands of Botox in Singapore are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, and they are HSA-approved. Botox prices in Singapore are as such:
- Botox: $15-$25 per unit
- Dysport: $12-$20 per unit
- Xeomin: $15-$20 per unit
Below are the various areas that can be treated by Botox and how many units of Botulinum toxin they require:
|Area of Treatment||Units of Botulinum toxim|
|Forehead lines (horizontal lines)||8 – 25 units|
|Frown lines||8 – 20 units|
|Crow’s feet lines||8 – 20 units|
|Bunny lines (nose wrinkles)||4 – 10 units|
|Gummy smile||4 – 8 units|
|Downturned lips (sad looking lips)||4 – 8 units|
|Chin dimpling||4 – 8 units|
|Jaw botox (for face slimming)||40 – 80 units|
Doctors’ experience will also contribute to the difference in cost for Botox treatments. Having an experienced and skilful medical aesthetic doctor is essential for Botox injections. This is because a proper understanding of the anatomy of the face is key for patients’ safety and achieving natural and optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox In Singapore
Can Botox procedures remove wrinkles and eliminate wrinkles completely?
Botox injections work by reducing wrinkles and fine lines for about 6 months. Whether Botox can completely eliminate wrinkles depends largely on the dosage. Discuss with your doctor so that he/she knows what you expect and whether your expectations are achievable.
Are Botox treatments in Singapore safe?
For maximum safety and best results, visit a reputable aesthetic clinic that offers one of the 3 HSA-approved brands – Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. If the price of the botulinum toxin treatment is lower than the market rate, ask the doctor about the brand of the toxin.
How different are the different brands of “Botox”?
For the uninitiated, Botox is actually a brand name for botulinum toxin injection.
In Singapore, there are 2 other HSA-approved brands – Dysport and Xeomin. They are slightly different in terms of how fast they work and their spreadability. Discuss with your doctor during the consultation and find out which one suits you best.
Are results from Botox procedures permanent?
No, the results from Botox treatments are not permanent and will last anywhere between 4 and 6 months. As the results are not permanent, most medical aesthetic clinics in Singapore will recommend repeated treatments every 4 to 6 months.
Do Botox treatments require any downtime?
No, there is no downtime for Botox treatments. However, some patients may experience minimal swelling or bruising at the injection points for a couple of days.
Is Botox enough to treat my wrinkles?
In general, Botox is able to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles refer to deep lines on the face that are caused by facial muscle movements, such as crow’s feet and forehead lines.
In contrast, static wrinkles form once the skin begins to lose elasticity due to age and succumbs to gravity. A combination of therapies may be required on top of a Botulinum toxin injection to treat static wrinkles, including laser treatments, Ultherapy and dermal fillers.
To make an informed decision, we recommend visiting a trusted medical aesthetic clinic for a consultation.