Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that’s commonly used in Singapore to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimise pores and assist in body contouring such as reducing calf muscles. Made of a rod-shaped bacteria known as clostridium botulinum, botox is often used to improve the look of fine lines and superficial wrinkles between the brows caused by everyday facial expressions like smiling, frowning, squinting or brow furrowing.
A substance in our brain, acetylcholine, sends electrical messages to our brains for our muscles to contract and move. Botox works to block the release of acetylcholine, thus reducing the muscle spasms or movements that cause wrinkling. This non-surgical treatment does not require any downtime, and most patients in Singapore can resume their daily activities immediately.
Botox is usually injected with a micro-needle by a trained doctor into the muscles or areas you require, with the most common being the forehead and outer eye area. When done appropriately and by the correct doctor with the right skills and experience in Singapore, Botox can leave your face with natural looking results without giving off the “plastic” appearance.
If you’re considering doing botox, here are three aesthetic doctors in Singapore reputable for being experts at botox.
Lim Ming Yee
Dr Lim Ming Yee carries with him a decade of experience at some of Singapore’s most renowned hospitals, such as Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and Alexandria Hospital. Today, he leads MY Medical Aesthetics, an aesthetic clinic in Singapore that emphasis evidence-based, effective, minimally invasive and non-surgical aesthetic treatments. With his affable nature and refined sensibility for natural-looking results, it’s no surprise why Dr Lim has a large pool of repeat clientele who trust him for his skills and applaud him as “the best doctor in town”. A quick Google search shows that Dr Lim has a 4.9 star rating and several positive reviews by satisfied customers.
On top of that, we should add that Dr Lim takes the time to personally reply to all comments and reviews, which further convinces us of his patient-first approach. Having a doctor who is always in a rush to sell treatments is a major red flag; but Dr Lim designs each treatment plan individually taking into consideration your aesthetic concerns, desired results and budget, which is considered quite rare in the scene.
“What keeps me up at night? Thinking about how to bring my skills and treatments to the next level. Providing better service to my patients. Introducing safe and effective treatments at affordable prices,” claims Dr Lim on MY Medical’s website.
Dr Lim also frequents medical workshops in Singapore and overseas to enrich his skills as well as to impart his knowledge to other budding aesthetic doctors. Here, he can be seen demonstrating a botox procedure to professionals in the industry.
Niki had her virgin botox procedure done outside of Singapore. She wanted to get rid of her fine lines and wrinkles, but the procedure left her looking a little stiff and ‘plastic. Dr Lim customised a correction plan for her which left her looking a lot more natural and younger. Niki highly recommends Dr Lim to anyone who wants a natural look like her — not only does she look and feel her best, she can save on air tickets too!
MY Medical Aesthetics
MY Medical Aesthetics is conveniently located at Bugis, just a stone throw away from Bugis+ shopping mall. The clinic is well built and spacious, with a classy and chic interior. Upon stepping into the clinic, we were greeted warmly and welcomed by the clinic assistants who attended to our queries. On top of that, MY Medical’s soft lighting complete with tongue-in-cheek cushions create a non-intimidating atmosphere, which will definitely put every first timer’s nerves at ease.
Clinic website: https://www.mymedicalaesthetics.com
Address: 108 Middle Road #03-03/04, Bernhard Schulte House, Singapore 188967
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: 10am-3pm
Contact: +65 6873 8238
Dr Joseph See
Dr Joseph See’s pursuit of excellence in medical aesthetics has led him to specialise anti-aging treatments, notably botox. He prides himself in fully understanding your concerns before prescribing the appropriate botox treatment for your needs. Trust Dr See for any honest opinions — he regularly gives advice on his Facebook page regarding botox and debunks common misconceptions.
Dr See is also widely known within the industry for normalising botox for men. In an article with TODAY, he openly shares that more men in Singapore are open to receiving aesthetic treatments to achieve a more “alpha” look. He also dishes out advice on how botox treatment would differ for men and women due to anatomical differences.
“Those under 40 are more conscious of their appearance and receptive to seeking aesthetic treatments. These men grew up in an era where social taboos defining what ‘correct’ male behaviour is are losing their influence,” said Dr See for TODAY.
It is this candid nature of his that has garnered him a loyal patient base and stellar business reviews on Google.
Nicholas always felt that his crow feet and wrinkles caused him to look old, which became worse after he turned 40. As someone who does sales, it’s important for him to always look his best when meeting clients. He was ambivalent about doing botox as it wasn’t common for men especially in Singapore and wasn’t sure if there was an appropriate treatment type for him. Thankfully, he found Dr See who managed to remove all his wrinkles away.
Here, you can see that he looks remarkably younger with tighter skin.
Dr See is certainly well versed in doing botox for both men and women. If you’re looking for honest and effective results, he might just be the doctor for you.
SEE Aesthetics & Medical Clinic
Situated comfortably in the quieter part of town, SEE Aesthetics & Medical’s location is perfect for those looking for convenience and privacy. There were ample parking spaces around the clinic as well as easy access to Orchard MRT. While the clinic may not look as upscale compared to MY Medical, we found SEE to have a homelier feel with straightforward and modern interior and furnishing. There were also several magazines on hand for us to read while we sipped on hot tea.
Clinic website: https://www.seeaesthetics.com
Address: 9 Scotts Road, Scotts Medical Centre, Pacific Plaza #11-01, Singapore 228210
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm, Sat: 10.30am-2.30pm
Contact: +65 6738 8842
Dr Calvin Chan
Dr Calvin Chan has a reputation for having a diverse clientele base, including celebrities and socialites. Not only has he created a brand for himself as the go-to doctor for botox treatments, he’s also one of the few doctors in Singapore to have undergone training with Dr Mauricio de Maio, the developer of MD Codes. Together with his years of experience and expert opinion, Dr Chan is able to target all underlying causes of ageing effectively.
Dr Chan also doesn’t discriminate against anyone who wishes to improve their appearance with botox, and has consistently delivered results according to what patients desire.
“For me to administer the treatment, a patient needs to be over 21. Those who are under 21 will require parental consent. As for how old is too old to get aesthetic fillers, my reply is: ‘How old do you have to be to not care about how you look?’ As long as you care about your looks and want to have fillers to improve your facial aesthetics, do it!” shares Dr Chan in an interview with Men’s Folio.
As a leader in botox, Dr Chan has been featured in several leading publications in Singapore as well as radio interviews.
On his website, you’ll find everything you need to know about botox before committing to this treatment. Before every session, photos of your front and side profiles will be taken for results comparison.
His patients have lauded him as “professional and well trained” and are so far super pleased with their results.
[before/after photo here + review]
Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic
On the surface, Calvin Chan Aesthetic & Laser Clinic might not appear as fancy compared to other medical brands, but we found that the clean aesthetic was a nice complement with the intricate floral patterns on the walls. We also got a peek at the clinic’s cutting edge FDA-approved aesthetic machines. Additionally, its hole-in-the-wall location at Wheelock Place ensures the tranquility and privacy you need.
Clinic website: https://drcalvinchan.com
Address: 501 Orchard Rd, Wheelock Place, #05-11, Singapore 238880
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm, Sat: 9am-4pm
Contact: +65 6732 4981