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Botox Singapore – Prices and Reviews 2021

As a physician trainer for botulinum toxin (Dysport – Galderma) in Singapore, Dr Justin Boey shares from his experience and reviews the various brands of botulinum toxin that are currently in use in most aesthetic laser clinics.

How much does Botox cost/ price in Singapore (2021)?

In Singapore the first method of Botox pricing is charging by “areas”. Each “area” of Botox can range from $200 – $1800.

Botox Cost by Area

BOTOX (BY AREA) UNITS COST Range
Forehead lines (horizontal lines) 8 – 25 units $200 – $700
Glabellar lines (frown lines) 8 – 20 units $150 – $600
Crow’s feet lines (lines beside eyes) 8 – 20 units $150 – $600
Bunny lines (nose wrinkles) 4 – 10 units $100 – $500
Gummy smile 4 – 8 units $150 – $500
Downturned lips (sad looking lips) 4 – 8 units $150 – $500
Chin dimpling 4 – 8 units $100 – $500
Jaw botox (for face slimming) 40 – 80 units $400 – $1700

Different muscle groups are responsible for different wrinkles on your face.

Some clinics offer “upper face” or “lower face” Botox treatment packages. 

If you have many areas that require Botox, these packages can be good value for money.

Botox Cost by Units

Many clinics in Singapore charge based on number of units used. The price differs based on the brand of botulinum toxin used.

Botox price in Singapore: $15- 25/ unit

Xeomin price in Singapore: $15- 20/ unit

Dysport price in Singapore: $12- 20/unit

How does Botox work in Singapore?

Botox (Clostridium botulinum) works by reducing muscle activity in your facial muscles. This is how botox procedures treat wrinkles that are present and prevent you from developing wrinkles in future.

Botulinum toxin targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years.

Your doctor will inject these muscles with HSA approved botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity.

You will notice a visible smoothing of the facial wrinkles such as frown lines between your brows (glabellar), your crow’s feet fine lines and your forehead fine lines.

Can botox remove wrinkles and eliminate wrinkles completely? It really depends on your skin concerns, medical conditions and expectations.

Fun fact: Apart from treating frown lines, botox injections can be used for medical conditions to treat excessive sweating, reduce jaw muscles for teeth grinding (jaw botox) and even acne removal. Botox injections are indeed a good complement to aesthetic treatments, laser treatments and facial treatments in aesthetic medicine.

Why is there a difference in Botox costs / prices?

There’s 3 important factors that affect the cost of your Botox treatment:

1. Different Botox brands are priced differently

There are currently only 3 HSA-approved brands of botulinum toxin used by aesthetics clinic in Singapore: Botox, Dysport and Xeomin.

All 3 brands are generally similar in what they do, and how long they last.

• Xeomin is slightly cheaper than Botox in Singapore

• Dysport is cheaper than Xeomin and Botox in Singapore

• Dysport tends to show its effects faster than Xeomin and Botox Singapore

•Efficacy wise, Xeomin and Botox are similar unit for unit, whereas 2 to 2.5 Dysport units is equivalent to a single Botox unit.

2. Number of Botox units used affects prices

• Areas which require more units are generally more expensive – Jaw Botox for jaw slimming costs the most because it requires the most number of botox units. Botulinum toxin treatments for forehead lines, frown lines and facial wrinkles do not require as much dosage of botulinum toxin.

• The number of units required for each area also varies between individuals. For example, the jaw masseter muscles of Person A may require only 24 units, whereas the same muscles in Person B may require 40 units.

A proper assessment and tailored treatment plan by your doctor is more important than the number of units actually given.

3. Doctor’s experience affects botox costs

Your doctor’s expertise matters with botulinum toxin injections.

Proper understanding of medical anatomy is crucial for safety and natural-looking results.

Experienced doctors tend to charge higher for their botox treatments.

Botulinum toxin injections side-effects tend to fade away in a few weeks to months, but can cause a lot of temporary unhappiness.

Examples of potential complications include:

• Bruising

• Drooping of eyelids

• Assymetrical smiles

How long does Botox last in Singapore?

Dysport/ Xeomin/ Botox Singapore all last between 4 to 6 months. They are temporary and the effects are fully reversible.

When should repeat my botulinum toxin treatment?

You should repeat your botulinum toxin treatment every 4 to 6 months.

Do I need a botox review after treatment?

Yes, a proper review session after Botox allows your doctor to follow-up if your results are satisfactory.

Botox typically takes only a few days for the effects to show. I usually schedule a review 2 weeks later for my patients for minor touch-ups, if required. 

Although botulinum toxin treatment for crow’s feet, jaw slimming, excessive sweating and even baby botox are minimal downtime medical treatments, this does not mean that it is easy to get satisfactory results in 1 treatment session without any touch-up or follow-up review.

Some aesthetic laser clinic price Botox (singapore) by the unit, and will charge for additional units if top-up is needed. You should always ask if a review session, numbing cream and additional botulinum toxin units are included in what you pay for.

At Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, our botox prices are inclusive of top-ups during the review session (within 2-4 weeks).

Which among these brands of Botox in Singapore provide the most noticeable results?

It depends on the Area of Botox injection.

Although all 3 brands of botox are similar (Dysport/ Xeomin/ Botox Singapore), there are subtle differences such as area of diffusion/ spreading of botox.

Dysport spreads more than Botox – hence, I prefer to use Dysport for jaw botox and teeth grinding botox inj. This is because jaw muscles, aka masseter muscles, are large muscles.

Have a detailed discussion with your doctor to understand which brand of botox and how many units you need.

Note: There are price differences between Dysport/ Xeomin/ Botox Singapore. Make sure that you are paying for the correct brand.

Botox , Dysport and Xeomin are also the only HSA-approved brands for botulinum toxin.

If prices appear too good to be true, it’s most likely because the clinic is using a brand that isn’t HSA-approved!

How to find a good Botox doctor in Singapore?

The sure-fire ways to find a reliable, trustworthy and professional aesthetic doctor for your Botox injection is:

  • word of mouth referrals from friends
  • online reviews

Once you’ve shortlisted a few doctors, arrange for a consultation visit.

Choose a botox doctor whom you’re completely comfortable with.

Apart from botulinum toxin treatments, you should also pick an aesthetic laser clinic that offer laser treatments as there are limits to what botox treat – you might need other aesthetic treatments too!

As a physician trainer for botulinum toxin (Dysport) in Singapore, my advice is: Making your decision based on prices alone is not ideal – good Botox treatments are rarely cheap, cheap botox is rarely good!

Need help with Botox treatment? Speak to us now!

Author

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.