When looking for a cosmetic procedure, forehead frown botox is a great and popular choice. These injections can help to soften existing lines and wrinkles. More importantly, they also have a dual preventative and corrective action, i.e they can help reduce the chance of wrinkles becoming deeper. These injections are best used on wrinkles that becoming more noticeable. Generally, patients who get Botox will see an improvement within 1 week with results lasting four to six months depending on the botox dosage.

Injections are placed in the corrugators, which are located in between the eyebrows. These areas are most susceptible to wrinkling and squinting. The amount of Botox used in a single treatment depends on the strength of the corrugator muscle. For example, comparing males to females, the muscle tends to be larger and stronger in males and hence, males may need more Botox. The treatment is non-surgical, minimally invasive and has little to no downtime. It is recommended that patients avoid lying flat on the face for the first 4 to 6 hours after treatment.

For horizontal forehead wrinkles, the dosage for the injections similarly depends on the size, strength, and level of activity of the forehead muscle. The main forehead muscle that causes horizontal wrinkles is the frontalis muscle, which lifts the eyebrows and creates wrinkles on the forehead. The goal of botox is to reduce the amount of muscle movement by relaxing the muscle. The number of injection sites varies, based on the severity and shape of the wrinkles.

The most common injection site for the forehead is the glabellar area, which is where frown lines between the eyebrows appear. The average botox dosage can range between 6 to 12 units. However, it is important to note that the dosage depends on the person's age, gender, and muscle distribution and strength. A man's muscles are more active than a woman's, so he would most likely need a higher dosage of Botox.

When it comes to forehead wrinkles and frown lines, Botox is still undoubtedly one of the most safe and effective treatment options. The procedure helps reduce the signs of aging by improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
The treatment process of injecting botox in these areas is quick with minimal discomfort. Typically, treatment duration per area should range between 5 to 10 minutes.

Results of Forehead and Frown Botox are long-lasting and will last about three to four months when a medium dose is injected. Higher dosages may last up to 6 months. The second benefit of botox treatment is the prevention of future wrinkles. Typically, forehead wrinkles are the result of overactive muscles, which elevates the skin, causing skin creases which overtime lead to the formation of wrinkles. Botox treatments will help you reduce these signs of aging by restoring a smooth, youthful forehead.

Rest assured that forehead botox treatment is both safe and effective for many people. Botox has been extensively studied by researchers and its safety profile is well documented. Botox results start to gradually appear from the second or third day with the full effect of botox treatment being noticeable after seven to ten days. Repeated, regular injections every 4 to 6 months will provide the best improvement in wrinkles and best anti-aging results.

In the hands of an experienced botox injector, Botox has minimal risks. However, when injected in an incorrect manner, Botox may rarely cause asymmetrical eyebrows, arched eyebrows, droopy eyebrows / eyelids or a frozen appearance whereby there is very little facial expressions. It is of paramount importance to discuss with your doctor about your botox preference prior to starting treatment!

Gummy smile wrinkles injection done on young beautiful patient.

A botox treatment is a relatively simple procedure that can reduce wrinkles, even if you are only in your early 20s. While some facial wrinkles are genetic, Botox can be an excellent treatment for young people who have fine lines or creases that mimic those of their elders. In the case of facial lines, a doctor can tell if you need Botox by examining your face. The injectable botox solution relaxes the facial muscles and reduces certain types of movements, which can result in improvement of lines and wrinkles, giving a smoother skin appearance.

After Botox treatment, patients should avoid strenous exercise for a day and also avoid applying pressure or massaging the area injected with botox as this can cause the injected botox to diffuse into unwanted areas.

The botox injection procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and can cause mild swelling and discomfort. While it's uncommon, if there is lingering post injection discomfort, it's best to take Paracetamol to alleviate the symptoms.

Following Botox treatment, you should follow the post-treatment instructions. You should avoid doing any strenuous activity for a day or so. Avoid activities that exert pressure on the injected areas such as facial treatment and massages for 1 to 2 days. It is also recommended not to lie flat down for the first few hours post treatment. Dr Edwin recommends avoiding applying cosmetic make up post treatment for the day of the treatment to reduce the risk of infection. There are no issues with showering and applying skincare after receiving botox injections.

Although some people are concerned about the side effects of Botox, there is no reason to worry as Botox has been well studied over the last few decades. While Botox works by causing temporary relaxation of the targeted muscle, the risk of long-term side effects are extremely rare. After turning back time and seeing the improvement in wrinkles and lines, your confidence will certainly improve after the botox treatment. So, if you're considering a treatment that works well for wrinkles, do not hesitate to consult with a doctor about botox.

Before Botox treatment, you need to be aware of the risks and complications involved. You should be aware of all possible complications and side effects associated with this treatment. For instance, you should only consider botox after a proper consultation with an experienced doctor. If done incorrectly, there could be poor results and undesirable side effects after Botox treatment. In the hands of an experienced injector / doctor, Botox injections is an excellent quick and safe treatment method to improve wrinkles and help in anti-aging.

The procedure should be done by a physician with extensive experience and a good reputation. Botox should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Botox may affect the fetus and the infant and its side effects on pregnant or breastfeeding ladies are not well studied.

Depending on the dosage of botox injected, the effects may last between 4 to 6 months. To maintain best results, it is recommended that patients regularly undergo botox touch-ups every few months.

After Botox, the doctor will give you post injection instructions on how to care for the injection site. You should avoid applying strong pressure to the area where the botox is injected. This may cause the botox to spread to undesirable areas, which will negatively impact the results of the treatment. Patients may experience mild headaches after Botox injections to the forehead and frown areas. Such headaches can be improved by taking Paracetamol.

When choosing a botox doctor, be sure to tell them about any health conditions you have. The same goes for supplements. You should inform the doctor of any medications you are taking, including antibiotics, blood thinners and muscle relaxants. You should also make sure that you follow the post-injection instructions. It is important to make sure that the treatment site is protected from infection. If you notice any side effects, please report them to your doctor right away.


What is the Gummy Smile?

An attractive smile or grin is where you flash your “pearly whites” without showing your upper gums.

The gums are the pink / red area above the teeth.

For people with a gummy smile, the upper lip is elevated / pulled upwards beyond what is normal and exposes too much of the upper gum tissue.

Medically this is known as excessive gingival display, where more than 3mm of upper gum tissue is shown when smiling.

It is estimated that around 10% of the population has a gummy smile. Sometimes, people with a gummy smile may feel that their teeth appear smaller than normal, or even feel self-conscious about their smile.

Rest assured, Botox treatment is a safe and effective way to improve the gummy smile appearance!

What causes the Gummy Smile?

Overactive upper lip elevator muscles

Enlarged gum tissue (gingival hypertrophy) can sometimes cause a gummy smile

Upper Jaw excessive growth (vertical maxillary excess) can lead to the exposure of more upper gum tissue

Genetically thin upper lips.

How does Botox Gummy Smile work?

If the gummy smile is due to overactive upper lip elevator muscles, it can be easily and effectively improved with Botox injections.

Best of all, the treatment is quick, noninvasive and discomfort or downtime is minimal.

Botox works by relaxing the overactive upper lip elevator muscles. When smiling after Gummy Smile Botox, there is less upper lip elevation and hence, lesser exposed gum which reduces the appearance of a gummy smile.

What is Botox?

Botox is the commercial brand name of botulinum toxin A and is famous worldwide for treating wrinkles.

It can also be used to treat overactive or bulky muscles in the case of jaw slimming, calf reduction and in this article, gummy smile treatment.

Gummy Smile Botox treatment experience

The gummy smile Botox treatment is straightforward, quick, and only requires 2 injections. One on each side of the face.

Dr Edwin will first identify and mark out the area (about 1 to 2 cm from your nostrils, near your nasolabial fold / laugh line). This area is where the upper lip muscles converge and overlap.

Before each injection, the area will be iced to reduce discomfort and bruising.

Each injection point may contain between 2 to 4 units of botox, i.e a total of 4 to 8 units.

After injection, there may be a small swelling and rarely bruising. Dr Edwin would recommend you apply the intensive recovery cream to alleviate these symptoms.

Is Gummy Smile Botox painful?

The needles are very small and will feel like a small ant bite. Applying ice prior to injection will further reduce discomfort, i.e discomfort is minimal.

How long is the Gummy Smile Botox treatment?

Including treatment planning, the entire procedure should be between 10 to 15 minutes.

How long would it take to see Gummy Smile Botox results?

Results can usually be seen after 1 week.

How long do Gummy Smile Botox results last for?

Depending on the dosage, results typically last for 3 to 6 months.

Is Gummy Smile Botox safe? What are the side effects of Gummy Smile Botox?

Botox’s safety is well established and extensively studied. Potential side effects after Gummy Smile Botox include asymmetrical smiling, bruising and swelling at the injection site. 

For asymmetrical smile, more botox can be injected into the side with more upper lip elevation to correct the asymmetry.

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