Approved in 2002 for cosmetic application by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Botox is now commonly used in aesthetic or cosmetic procedures in Singapore.
In the 70s, this non-invasive procedure was used for clinical conditions such as blepharospasm (or uncontrollable blinking), cerebral palsy and migraines. Over the years, the use of Botox has since spread beyond just treating medical conditions. Speaking at the 15th anniversary of Botox, renowned plastic surgeon Dr Woffles Wu from Woffles Wu Aesthetic Surgery & Laser Centre, said that besides the more common uses of this drug to eradicate wrinkles, facial lines, brow lifts, and rejuvenate the chin, the drug now treats sweaty palms and armpits, and slims bulky calf muscles too.
Meso or Micro Botox, pioneered by Dr Wu, and Botox Facial Slimming are two of the latest techniques that have been added to the rejuvenation techniques available to surgeons around the world.
Botox Facial Slimming involves the periodic injections of Botox into the masseter (jaw) muscles. These muscles give the face an overly square, boxy and masculine look but with Botox Facial Slimming, the face can look slimmer and more youthful.
Meso Botox involves the injection of micro-doses of Botox into the superficial layer of the facial muscle to achieve a smooth, clear skin. Even Singaporean men are becoming big fans of the procedure.
Botox is the perfect quick-fox because it is minimally invasive with no down time.