Fillers, Botox, Microbotox, which to do and when to do it? These are the questions on everyone’s mind this festive season. To do or not to do, that is the question. Click here to read more about Dermal Fillers.
How can it be done?
BTX-A is often used to reduce the size of masseter (jaw muscles). Together with chin fillers, the ideal V-shaped look can be achieved non-surgically.
What is used?
A combination of Dysport, Botox (肉毒素) and Allergan products which are FDA, HSA approved and noted for their efficacy, safety and durability. Our fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural protein found in the body.
What causes a square jaw?
The masseters are two muscles found on each side of the angle of your jaw. They serve as muscles of mastication, which means they help you to chew. The other muscle groups that perform this function are the temporalis muscles and the pterygoid muscles.
In a condition known as bruxism (excessive chewing or grinding at night), the masseters at the jawline can grow in bulk( making the jaws to look square), much like how body builders pump their muscles.
Therefore, injecting Botox to relax the muscles is effective in causing the muscles to atrophy( reduce in size), hence inducing a slimmer contour to the face.
So how is it done?
Botox is injected into the masseters on each side of the face and spread out at multiple points within the muscle. It is effective, with minimal pain and no downtime. The procedure is non-surgical procedure, and the face slimming effect is seen at any time between 4 to 6 weeks.
What are the side effects?
In the first week, there may be a slight ache over the jaw, especially with chewing. This should be transient. You should abstain from massaging the muscles and from lying down for 4 hours after the procedure.
What else can botox be used for?
Wrinkles in the upper face – forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet.
What is the perfect Asian face?
Dating back to BC, ancient Greeks believed beauty was represented by a Golden Ratio of 1:1.618. The golden ratio is a beauty calculation validated by researchers for the assessment of beauty. Applying it to Asian faces, we notice that Asians fall short of it. This can be easily augmented by chin fillers. Using hyaluronic acid filler injections, you can reshape your chin, therefore improving both your side and frontal profile.
What are the common filler procedures for Asians?
Asians tend to have a flattened nose bridge. Nose fillers, to build the nose bridge to give your nose length and height, nose tip projection and flattening the nostrils to create a smaller, more shapely nose. There are specific angles and measurements that are universally accepted as beauty ratios.
Chin fillers to add length and create the Korean V look. The perfect chin has a ratio of 2:1.
Cheek fillers to add volume to give you the class Apple Cheeks. Ample cheeks are a sign of youth and vitality.
What is Hyaluronic Acid Filler?
The hyaluronic acid filler is a protein similar to what is found in our skin, eyes and joints. It is safe for facial contouring, and reversible, either through injecting an enzyme and is also naturally broken down by the body over months.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects may include some dull aching and slight bruising under the chin for a few days. Swelling is minimal and the result is obvious immediately.
Why is it important to seek treatment in Singapore?
Doctors and staff are here to follow you up and journey with you to achieve your aesthetic goals. It is never easy, but the path to clear and radiant skin begins with you today. So be bold and beautiful, and keep moving forward!
Dr Daniel Chang
Be bold and beautiful
Making Raffles Place more beautiful, one face at a time.