Dynamic wrinkles appear when expressing emotions, such as fear, worry, joy, sadness, or surprise. You will notice them when you smile, laugh, frown, cry, or during moments of deep concentration. Dynamic wrinkles fade as quickly as they appear. Once the emotion passes and your face goes blank, you will no longer see them. Common dynamic wrinkles include:
As you age, collagen production declines and causes the skin to lose elasticity. As a result, dynamic wrinkles, such as smile lines around the nose and mouth will eventually become static wrinkles.
BOTOX® can be used for relaxing and smoothing dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. This muscle-relaxing injectable targets tissues below the skin’s surface and is most frequently used for treating lines around the eyes, lips, and forehead. Once injected, it temporarily paralyses the source of the movement. Treatments can be administered every three to four months to help you maintain results.
Botulinum toxin has been used in hospitals since 1977 and within the medical aesthetics industry for over 20 years. There are 70 countries in which Botulinum Toxin is widely used, and 6 million patients a year have treatment in the USA alone.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first cleared this particular brand of Botulinum toxin in 1989, making it the first approved form of wrinkle injection in the world that targets wrinkles and fine lines. These injections are a natural, purified protein that temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. This injectable treatment is an established brand name and can treat conditions like hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), a wide jaw, and even calf slimming.
While there is no real downtime or side effects associated with anti-wrinkle injections, it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the injection point.
You may also be able to see small pin prick marks at the injection site. This can easily be masked by makeup. Some mild discomfort may be felt during treatment, but we use ultra-fine needles at VIDASKIN, and the treatment can be completed relatively quickly.
There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment. For best results, avoid massaging the area that has been treated, and avoid exercising the area for 4 hours after treatment. This will ensure that the product works to the best of its advantage for the individual.
The Botulinum toxins used at VIDASKIN are FDA-approved and bear the CE mark that indicates they conform to international standards for health and safety. We also only use products which are approved by our local Health Sciences Authority (HSA). We are a friendly accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic. VIDASKIN recently received another AMI (Allergan Medical Institute) award for being one of the top users in Singapore.
Dr. Vicki has been inducted as a faculty member and trainer for AMI. She is currently the ONLY female trainer of her generation. With affordable and transparent fixed rates, there are no hidden fees at our all-female clinic in the heart of Orchard, Singapore.