Category Botox Injection

First Time Botox: Advice by Dr Chen Tai Ho


Feeling apprehensive about having botox injections for the first time is perfectly normal but with a little education and advice from a leader in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Chen Tai Ho should have those nervous feelings at bay in no time.

What Botox is and how it Works 
As its name implies, bo[tox] is in fact a toxin. But not to worry, when applied properly, botox is perfectly safe, we’ll touch more on that in a second. If we can get all techy for just a moment, botox is a product of combining two purified substances, Botulinmum toxin Type A and Type B, which are both derived from toxic bacteria.

How this wonder prescription medicine works to prevent what are referred to as “motion wrinkles” is that it prevents the contraction a particular facial muscle by blocking the signal, sent to them by the nervous system. Doing so softens and sometimes even eliminating the wrinkle altogether.

Start Botox Treatments Sooner than Later 
As with virtually anything related to our health and well-being, the sooner we start taking care of ourselves the easier things get in the long term and such is most certainly the case with the aging process. Wrinkles in particular get deeper with age so it stands to reason if that deepening process was halted sooner wrinkles will never get a chance to become too severe.

It is also important to note that botox, nor any other aesthetic process for that matter, can erase all the effects of time so getting a jump on slowing down the aging process now can prove to be very worthwhile in later years. Cost should be consider too, botox treatment can get quite costly when there are more and larger wrinkled areas that need to be address.

How Long Should You Expect Botox Treatments to Last
The effect botox has on an individual varies widely depending on a large number of factors including but not limited to one’s metabolism, facial muscles, exercise (cardio can reduce the effective time), number of treatments and of course the skill of the person doing the injections. Typically botox injections last from 3 to 6 months depending.

Yes – Botox is Safe 
Of course there is risk anytime you inject something into your body but studies show that for healthy adults, between the ages of 18 and 65, the likelihood of developing a serious reaction from botox treatment is relatively small. Poor health appears to be the largest contributing factor to botox treatment complication and of course knowledge and experience of the person administering the treatment is a major factor as well.

One of the most important pieces of advice Dr. Chen Tai Ho gives to anyone looking into botox treatment for the first time is to not compromise safety and results for a lower cost treatment. Successful treatment is achieved through the use of certified and experience doctors in the field of Aesthetic Medicine, there is absolutely no place for compromise.


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Achieve an Attractive V-Shaped Face with Botox for Jaw Reduction

While a square, angular jawline is often considered a desirable trait in men, many women are turning to Botox for jawline tapering in order to achieve an attractive, oval shaped face.

A wide jaw is often the result of overdevelopment of the masseter muscles, which are located on both sides of the face. The masseter muscles play a major role in the chewing of food. Just like any other muscle of the body or face, they can get large from overuse. Some people have naturally larger muscles in this area. Chewing gum or hard meats can lead to overdevelopment of these muscles. People who grind their teeth at night can actually develop a squared look to their face due to hypertrophy of the masseters. There are other muscles involved in chewing in addition to the masseters, so undergoing jawline tapering with Botox should not interfere with the normal chewing of food.


With the use of Botox, jaw reduction is achieved because the botulinum toxin type A is injected into the masseter muscles. Just as when it is injected into the forehead to smooth wrinkles, Botox will relax these jaw muscles and the overlying skin by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When these signals are blocked, the selected muscles cannot contract. Since the muscles will not be as active as they would be without the Botox, over time they will become smaller and result in a tapering of the face. Some results are typically seen within one week after treatment, though it can take longer to see full results because the muscles take time to slim down.


Injecting botox into the masseter muscles

Botox jaw reduction is a desirable alternative to invasive surgical jaw reduction. Surgical jaw reduction involves shaving of the jaw bone, or even removal of parts of the thick masseter muscles. This has a much longer recovery time as well as a higher risk of complications. Many people are able to get jawline tapering injections on their lunch break and return to work without a problem, although there is the possibility of bruising, swelling or soreness after receiving Botox injections.

Reduction of the jaw with Botox is a safe, effective procedure for achieving significant slimming of the jawline.


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Prive Clinic: Face and Body Treatments in Singapore – No Pushy Sales People, Just Results

The Prive Clinic understands the crucial role that confidence plays in a person’s success. As such, we strive to provide our client’s with the best and most innovative treatment options in a private and relaxing setting surrounded by caring professionals. Our non to minimally invasive procedures aim to reduce recovery time, allowing you to show-off your new and improved appearance in no time.


Facial Treatments

At Prive Clinic, we recognize the importance of healthy, youthful skin. We offer a comprehensive menu of facial treatments that utilize clinically-proven machines to leave your skin feeling radiant and rejuvenated. All skin types are welcome, and our aestheticians are here to fix any imperfections that may be troubling you. Our treatments service a range of needs, from basic skin boosters that lift, tighten, and balance pigmentation to microdermabrasion and chemical peels. We also offer pristine care in the treatment and removal of blemishes and acne scars. Additionally, our menu provides non-invasive treatments that counter the natural effects of aging, turning back the hands of time and return your skin to its glory days.


Body Treatments

Everyone should wake up in the morning feeling comfortable and confident in the skin they’re in. To facilitate this, our clinic provides a multitude of enhancement and aesthetic services that treat both the skin and shape of your body. For clients looking to enhance and revamp their natural traits, check out our breast and butt filler treatments. These treatments offer an alternative to traditional surgical procedures with the same satisfying results. The skin covering your body is equally as important as the facial area, and our body aesthetic treatments support this notion adequately. We offer procedures for a variety of bodily concerns, including the reduction of fat, correction of skin imperfections, and removal of tattoos. Our botox treatment is also an easy and viable option for clients suffering from excessive sweating of the underarms or palms.

No matter what your concern is, we are here to assist you. Our goal is to enable each and every one of our clients to achieve the appearance that they dream of without the fear of complications. Visit Prive Clinic for more detailed information on our facial and body treatments and guidance for choosing which procedure is right for you.

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Avoid These 3 Common Dangers With Botox

Botox or Botulinum toxin is created from botulism causing bacteria (clostridium botulinum). In small doses, Botox is often used to cure muscle problems like lazy eye or uncontrollable blinking since it temporarily blocks nerves or weakens certain muscles in the body. Botox fillers are often used for fighting signs of ageing like wrinkles on the face and Botox injections can also be used to control underarm sweating. The effects of a session last for 4 months. Usually, the side effects of Botox are mild but in some cases, they can be dangerous and even, life threatening.

☢ Side Effects of Mild Nature – The mild side effects are bleeding, slight bruising, soreness, tenderness and stiffness of muscles. For Botox injected on the forehead, headaches are a common side effect. When Botox is injected near the eye region, itchy eyes, weary eyes, bruising on the eyelid, swelling and light sensitivity is often experienced. Some other side effects of a temporary nature are fever, cough, sore throat, anxiety, dizziness, nausea and fatigue. Usually, side effects such as the ones discussed are usually localized to the area where the injection has been administered and the areas around it.


Botox side effect - forehead swelling

Botox side effect – forehead swelling



☢ Allergic Reactions – People not only receive Botox injections for cosmetic reasons but sometimes, it could be because of medical purposes. However, it is common to display an allergic reaction towards Botox. Usually, the allergic responses include swelling, problems in breathing, tightness in the chest and excessive itching. Some people even break out into hives and have a severe allergic reaction to Botox. If any of the symptoms like itching or problems in breathing are experienced by a person, it is important to seek medical help immediately as it could be life threatening if not dealt with as soon as possible.


Botox allergic swelling

Botox allergic swelling


☢ Life Threatening Dangers – Even though the chances of this happening are slim, there are cases where the Botulinum toxin has spread beyond the site of injection and the side effects of this are deadly. Adverse reactions include vision problems, loss of control over the bladder, muscle weakness of extreme severity, crusting on the eyes and drainage from the eyes, seizures and acute pain in neck or arms. For injections administered in the neck, sometimes people experience problem in swallowing. Immediate emergency medical attention must be sought for any adverse reactions mentioned.


Deadliest Botox


It is also important to note that Botox can react with medications or antibiotics that a person is consuming or has consumed. In that case too, some adverse reactions could be witnessed. Any such drugs that are being taken must be revealed beforehand to the doctor administering the injection. As a general rule, pregnant women and women currently breastfeeding must not use Botox. Also, people who are suffering from some kind of infection or have inflammation should not use Botox either.

In order to avoid such dangers, only certified aesthetic clinics (see Prive Clinic) should be preferred since the process is tricky and requires a lot of care. Otherwise, the results could be not just uncomfortable but disastrous or even fatal.

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Botox for Purposes Other Than Cosmetic

When most of us hear the word ‘botox’ we automatically think of injections for facial skin treatments that will help us present a more youthful appearance. Botox does that, but that is not all the product can do. It can help ease the pain for migraine suffers, treat an overactive bladder and overactive sweat glands plus treat several other common health issues.

* Those who suffer with chronic migraines (2 weeks or more per month) often find relief with injections of botox. A series of injections are used to block the pain signals which travel along the nerves, lessening the frequency in which the migraines occur and in some instances, stopping them altogether.

Botox injections to cure migraines

Botox injections to cure migraines


* An overactive bladder or leaking bladder is often successfully treated with botox. After other course of treatment have been visited without positive results, botox injections can be administered to stop the area nerves from causing muscles spasms which create the bladder issues.

* Sweating too much is a disorder suffered by many of the population and those overactive sweat glands can be calmed down with injections of botox. A certain amount of sweating is normal and needed to help the body remain cool, but overactive sweat glands can impair the quality of life and cause sweat to drip off of hands and other body parts when the body is not being exposed to warm temperatures.


Excessive sweating can be cured by botox injections

Excessive sweating can be cured by botox injections


* Botox treatments are used to treat stiff muscles in arms and legs. Elbows, wrists and fingers which have limited movement due to certain types of trauma or disease like cerebral palsy, oftentimes can be successfully treated with injections and movement restored. Chronic neck pain due to muscles stiffness or repetitive muscles spasms (cervical dystonia) can be treated with injections of this product which until recent years was wrongfully considered as something to be used for facial skin treatments only.

* Lazy eye or crossed eyes are often treated with botox. These eye-positioning disorders are usually caused by a muscle-pull imbalance and the tighter eye muscles can be loosened and eye positioning balanced with botox treatments.

A droopy eyelid (blepharoptosis) can be corrected with a surgical procedure termed “ptosis repair”. Dr. Kotlus explains this procedure and how it restores eyelid balance.

* Botox treatments work by temporarily paralyzing the muscle activity in the affected body region to bring pain relief and restore quality of life.

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