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Botox is a neuromodulator - it reduces the unnecessary contraction of muscles by blocking neurotransmitters. This reduces the pull on the overlying skin to which it attaches, thereby reducing what we call dynamic wrinkling - wrinkling associated with movement. Botox can help with ...
15 Jan 2020
Botox injections and their outcomes will depend on the injector's experience with that particular muscle group . Injections into large muscle groups are typically done for functional issues, such as in cerebral palsy or for migraines, and are done by neurologists or paediatric o...
15 Jan 2020

UV Rays: Aesthetic Doctor Sheds Light on How You Can Reverse the Damage and Protect Your Skin

UV Rays: Aesthetic Doctor Sheds Light on How You Can Reverse the Damage and Protect Your Skin

Are you planning that idyllic holiday at the beach soon? Or are you a lover of the great outdoors? While you soak up the sunshine, you should be aware of how much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays you are getting. Too much of it can cause more than just an uncomfortable sunburn!

Read on to learn how to protect yourself from harmful UV rays while still having fun in the sun.

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Believe it or not, dentists are also allowed to administer Botox (botulinum toxin) if they have received appropriate training from accredited courses. Most dentists who administer Botox use it as part of the management of patients with severe bruxism (teeth grinding) that caus...
6 Jan 2020
The primary cause of sunken cheeks is that of volume loss - that of the bony shelf that is the mid-face, as well as the deep fat pads associated with the mid-cheek. These provide support for the overlying superficial fat pads and skin. Age brings along continuous bony and deep f...
17 Dec 2019

Face Slimming: An Aesthetic Doctor Shares How You Can Achieve It Without Surgery

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Face Slimming: An Aesthetic Doctor Shares How You Can Achieve It Without Surgery

For many women, especially those of Asian ethnicity, they prefer more conservative approaches to slim the face. Often, they shy away from surgical treatments. In fact, it is perfectly fine to consider surgery as a last resort or to even avoid it completely! When it comes to face slimming, developments in aesthetic medicine have allowed for various non-surgical approaches.

In my practice as an aesthetic doctor, I focus primarily on aesthetics and have answered many questions on DoctorxDentist from readers looking for face slimming treatments. In this article, I will share with you a few options you can try before considering surgery.

Read on to find out what they are!

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The main muscle associated with teeth-clenching is the Masseter (jaw muscle). Botox is administered into this muscle to relax it so that the bite/clench will not be as strong. This helps to alleviate the symptoms/discomfort of teeth clenching such as headaches, widened jaw, teeth...
12 Nov 2019
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Botulinum toxin injection on the trapezius is safe if it's done by a trained medical practitioner. Botulinum toxin type A is a neurotoxin that "relaxes" muscle through inhibition of acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction [1] . Botulinum toxin was first used to tre...
5 Nov 2019

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2020)

Your Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Best Aesthetic Treatment (2020)

When seeking an aesthetic treatment, few questions may come to mind:

  • How can I be sure if this treatment is safe for me?
  • What qualities should I look out for in a doctor?
  • What are the benefits and risks of this treatment?

These are all valid and good questions that you should be asking before deciding which treatment to go and which doctor will be performing it. 

Read on to find out about how you can effectively choose your treatment!

888 views 5 Nov 2019

The Tell-All Guide to Jaw Botox By An Aesthetic Doctor In Singapore (2020)

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The Tell-All Guide to Jaw Botox By An Aesthetic Doctor In Singapore (2020)

If you are looking for a treatment to reshape and slim your face, jaw botox might be the option for you. It is a common aesthetic procedure that doctors recommend if one wants to reshape their face by jaw reduction. Despite it being done by an aesthetic doctor, this procedure can fix medical problems too!

In this article, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about:

  • jaw botox,
  • how long the effect will last,
  • what happens during the procedure,
  • the side effects of the procedure,
  • etc.

Read on to find out!

1870 views 29 Oct 2019
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