About Dr Cheong You Wei

MBBS (University of Malaya)
MS General Surgery (University of Malaya)
MS Plastic Surgery (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery (Chang Gung, Taiwan)

Dr Cheong underwent basic medical training at University of Malaya. He completed formal training in General Surgery at University of Malaya Medical Centre, followed by formal training in Plastic Surgery at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. He went on to Taiwan to complete the International Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei. He was also a visitor to a number of renowned plastic aesthetic centres in Seoul, Korea. He is a registered plastic surgeon in the National Specialist Register and a member of the Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery.

Email: info@drcheongyouwei.com

Botulinum Toxin A Injection

Botulinum toxin A for cosmetic use is marketed in different brands, including Botox and Dysport. It is one of the most popular and commonly performed non-surgical aesthetic procedures worldwide. Botulinum toxin A is a powerful agent that blocks the actions of the mimetic muscles of facial expression. As a result, the pulling action of the muscle on facial skin is reduced and this diminishes the dynamic wrinkles on the face. The main application of botulinum toxin A is wrinkle reduction in the forehead and around the eyes as well as rejuvenation in the middle and lower thirds of the face. Patients with square face often have bulky masseter muscle around the angle of the jaw. Selective use of botulinum toxin A can reduce the size of this muscle, thus altering the facial contour from square shape to a more oval shape. Other clinical use of botulinum toxin A include facial nerve disorders, upper eyelid asymmetry and excessive sweating in the armpit and palm. Botulinum toxin is also affective in treating platysma bands in the neck.
With appropriate training, botulinum toxin A can be administered safely and rapidly. The procedure is relatively painless and there is no recovery time.The effective period of the use of botulinum toxin A is usually between 3 to 6 months.