WRINKLES TREATMENTS

Wrinkles are folds or creases that appears on the skin as we age. As we age, the collagen and elastin fibres that form the connective tissue under the skin break down. The skin loses its support and becomes weaker and less flexible which leads to the formation of wrinkles. There are two main types of wrinkles which are:

Dynamic wrinkles: It occurs when the muscle is used to form facial expressions and disappears when the muscle is relaxed as the skin springs back to its original position. Static wrinkles: These lines stay persistently on the face even when the face is relaxed as the skin loses the ability to spring back in aging skin.

 

O2 doctors will first evaluate the types of wrinkles and then decide on the treatment accordingly as follows:

Botulinum toxin (Botox)

Q: What is botulinum toxin?

A: Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin protein produced by Bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking the muscle contraction, causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is often used to treat dynamic wrinkles, in particular, forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet.

 

Q: Is the procedure painful?

A: Only minor discomfort and usually no anaesthesia is required.

 

Q: How long is the procedure?

A: 5-10 minutes.

 

Q: Any downtime?

A: Mild bruises from the needle injection may be experienced which will last for 5-7 days.

 

Q: Is the procedure safe?

A: Botox is an FDA approved treatment for wrinkles. O2 klinik is using original Botox with established safety profiles and predictable results.

 

Q: When can I see the results?

A: The full results can be seen after 7-10 days, but sometimes it might take as long as 2 weeks.

 

Q: How often do I need to repeat the procedure?

A: Botox only lasts for 3-5 months and is subjected to one’s natural aging process and lifestyle. 2-3 treatments per year are generally recommended.

Dermal filler

Q: What is dermal filler?

A: Dermal filler is an hyaluronic acid-based injectable which is used to fill up the static lines on the face and to hydrate the skin. As the hyaluronic acid binds the water molecules inside the skin cells, these hydration effect will help to smooth away the static wrinkles while simultaneously giving aging skin youthful volume, helping you to look your best.

 

Q: Is the procedure painful?

A: Only mild discomfort.

 

Q: Any downtime?

A: Mild bruises from the needle injection may be experienced which will last for 5-7 days.

 

Q: When can I see the result?

A: The optimal result is usually observed 1 week after the treatment.

 

Q: How often do I need to repeat the procedure?

A: The result typically lasts for 6-9 months and is subjected to one’s skin condition, natural aging process and lifestyle.

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