Q & A
Dr.Tony is a board-certified doctor specialized in non-surgical treatment including injectables and laser therapy. He is also an instructor to many local and international dermatologists across Southeast Asia and has an extensive experience injecting botox and fillers for over 1,000 patients. Dr.Tony’s personal technique combined with his expertise would give you a natural result, less pain and no downtime.
Anti-Wrinkle injection uses Botulinum Toxin, neurotoxic protein produced by Clostridium Botulinum bacteria, to block nerve signals that create muscle contraction. When the muscle relaxes, the skin will appear smoother. The procedure requires no recovery time and can be done very quickly. The effects are only temporary, with precise injection and the right amount, your face is still able to have facial expressions.
At Doctor Tony Clinic we use only FDA-Approved BOTOX® from Allergan
You will be able to see result within the average of 1-2 weeks after receiving the injection. Areas injected to reduce wrinkle such as forehead, crow’s feet, under eye, eyebrows, nose and sweat glands, the effect will last around 4-6 months. For areas injected to reduce the size of the muscle such as jaw and calf, the effect will be able to last up to 6-12 months. Therefore, you should wait at least 4-6 months before getting another injection.
Avoid being in high temperature places such as sauna or hot yoga class 1-2 weeks after the injection can help prolong the result. However, exercise and sun exposure have no effect with the duration of Botox®. Chewing gum and bruxism can shorten the result of Botox® in your jaw area.
Botox® not only uses to soften the appearance of deep wrinkles all over your face, but also to lift eyebrows, tighten flared nostrils, fix gummy smile, reduce under eye wrinkles and smoothen uneven skin on your chin.
Procedure’s cost using FDA-Approved Botox® from Allergan starting at 6,000 THB per area. The price may vary depends on the amount used. In some cases that the large amount of unit is necessary, we’d suggest you purchase the whole bottle of 100 units at 30,000 THB.
For fillers (Juvederm or Restylane), the cost starting at 18,000 THB per 1 ml.
Most people believe that after they stop getting Botox® their faces will appear more aged and wrinkled. However this is not true. When you discontinue using Botox® your skin condition will return to its normal state. If it appears to be more wrinkled it is likely because you are getting older and age naturally. Botox® isn’t the cause of wrinkles.
Botox® can completely dissolve over time and is a temporary medication. However, repeated injections with the wrong dosage and technique may paralyze the muscle and give you a dazed or expressionless look.
You should not repeat the injection at least within 3 months after getting the previous one. Otherwise your muscle will be refractory to the medication.
You should not get over 200 units of Botox® per visit. The necessary dose will be considered by doctor who performs the injection depends on your concerns and your muscle’s condition.
Nevertheless, these are specific areas that need to be injected carefully and precisely.
- Around the lips, normally doctors will not recommend Botox® injection in this area since it will make your smile crooked.
- Patients who has done facial lifting surgery, because small muscle groups may react to Botox® differently.
You should have personalized consultation if…
- You are pregnant.
- You are breast-feeding.
- You are older than 65.
- You used to have food poisoning from BotulinumToxin
- You have Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome or Myasthenia Gravis
- You have Arthralgia
- You are allergic to Albumin
- You have infected wounds on the area you want to get Botox®
- You are taking Vitamin E or Ginkgo supplements
Botulinum Toxin is actually a ‘toxin’ as dangerous as chemical weapon. To use this controlled substance as a medicine for beauty, the manufacturing must be strictly supervised and the injection must be done only by experienced experts. Fake or unapproved product might contain an excessive amount of toxin that can be lethal.
There is no gender boundary in getting Botox or Fillers. Some technique might be slightly altered to suit the overall aesthetic of a man’s face.