Wrinkles and facial lines are very common cosmetic concerns of the skin ageing process. The severity of these changes depends on genetic tendency, skin types, and exposure to sun and environmental factors such as smoking.
Common cosmetically bothersome wrinkles and lines which people seek treatment for include-
  • Crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes are due to smiling and contraction of the eyelid muscles.
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows are due to contraction of a few facial muscles in that area when one is angry, frowning or concentrating.
  • Forehead wrinkles are due to contraction of the forehead muscle when raising the eyebrows.

Treatment for Wrinkles

Treatment will need to be discussed and individualised based on cosmetic concerns and needs.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) injection is a very popular treatment for facial wrinkles and lines reduction. It is generally an effective, safe and well tolerated procedure which can achieve quick effective results by softening the movement-associated facial wrinkles and lines.
It is important not to overtreat these facial lines which are necessary for facial expressions, to avoid a “frozen look”. The aim of treatment is to restore youthful appearance in a more natural way, by softening the effects of facial muscles of expression and not to paralyse all movement.
The effects of Botox gradually fades usually after 4-6 months, and repeated injections may be necessary.
Dermal fillers may be added to complement the Botox treatment, by adding volume and gently smoothening out the wrinkles and lines.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Meet your Dermatologist

Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.