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Botox: Are there Good Alternatives in Singapore?

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With the recent alleged Botox death in Singapore, many patients have been wondering if there are any good alternatives to botox in Singapore.

Yes! There are many good alternatives to botox in Singapore, depending on what your concerns are. Let’s have a closer look.

What does Botox fix?

Botulinum toxin is the medical name for Botox. In fact, Botox is one of the 3 approved brands of botulinum toxin in Singapore. The other 2 brands are Dysport and Xeomin

As a fun fact, there are more than 20 brands of botulinum toxin in the world. Botulinum toxin works by blocking the transmission of nerve messages to muscles. Hence, it does one very powerful action – weakens and potentially paralyses muscles.

There are therapeutic and cosmetic uses for botulinum toxin. Therapeutic (medical) use of botulinum toxin:

  1. Hyperhydrosis
  2. Cervical dystonia
  3. Blepharospasm

Cosmetic use of botulinum toxin:

  1. Minimise active wrinkles (expression lines) – Crow’s feet, Glabellar, Forehead Lines
  2. Reduce size of muscles – Jaw contouring by shrinking masseter muscles.

The dosage of botulinum toxin used for cosmetic purposes tends to be minimal compared to therapeutic treatments.  

Now that we understand what botox does, let’s explore alternative treatments to Botox for the respective problems.

Wrinkles – Lasers, HIFU, Fillers vs Botox

Botox reduces fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions by weakening your facial muscles. This helps to prevent active wrinkles from becoming static wrinkles.

Static wrinkles are lines that are present on your face even without making any expressions. Static lines are more serious than active lines. Static lines are formed after repeated facial expressions and collagen loss over decades. They are permanent unless treated. 

Non-invasive treatments for wrinkles and static lines include Lasers and HIFU. These treatments boost your own body’s natural collagen production without needles or foreign substances.

Minimally invasive treatments for wrinkles and static lines include fillers containing natural-occurring hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, Stylage) and PDRN (Rejuran). 

Jaw Contouring – Fillers, HIFU vs Botox

Apart from using botox to reduce the size of your jaw muscles, we can achieve a more contoured jaw-line and chin using Fillers and HIFU.

Non-invasive jaw and lower face shaping: HIFU helps to tighten loose skin around your jowls and double chin by stimulating collagen production.

Minimally invasive jaw shaping: Fillers improve the shape of your jaw by enhancing areas that lack volume and definition.

Botox Alternatives in Singapore?

There are many good alternatives to Botox for each type and area of concern. For best results and safety, you should consult an expert for your facial aesthetics and anti-aging treatments. 

Often times, I use more than 2 types of treatment to tackle each concern holistically and effectively. Trends and brands come and go – you should focus on safe and effective treatments that stand the test of time.

Price List For Botox Alternatives

Treatment Price
Customized Sozo Face-Lift Program Ask Now

Sagging Skin/Fine Lines

Treatment Price
Ultraformer 3 HIFU From $450/area
INFINI Fractional RF From $850/session
Pico Cold Rejuvenation From $450/session
Thread-Lift From $3500

Volume Loss

Treatment Price
Filler From $800/syringe

Medi Facial

Treatment Price
HydraFacial MD $150 (trial)
$1200 for 5 sessions
$1800 for 10 sessions


Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Boey’s journey in aesthetics brought him to esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Queen Mary University of London in diverse cities like Seoul, London, Boston and New York.