The Micro-Botox facial is a treatment in which a small quantity of neuromodulator (Botox/Dysport) are used to tighten pores and reduce oil and sweat gland production. It also aids in providing a natural-looking reduction in superficial fine line. According to top dermatologists in Los Angeles and New York, the procedure is a rising star in doctors’ offices everywhere, where it’s also nicknamed baby Botox, microtox, mesobotox, or skin Botox.
Of course, every aesthetic clinic will put their own unique spin on the treatment, but as with any injectable treatment, there are still risks associated with the treatment, so studying up is the best place to start. What do you need to know before you book an appointment?
WHAT IS MICRO-BOTOX?
As stated above, it’s a treatment where micro-doses of Botox are injected superficially into the dermis and therefore only targets the skin, where oil production, facial flushing, and acne occur. Botox injected at the top layer of the skin works to control oil and redness while making pores appear smaller, which could lead to fewer break outs, but won’t stamp out deep wrinkles. Like all parts of aesthetic medicine, it’s not an exact science, and everyone is different. It’s very important to ask questions, do your research, and ultimately make sure you and your injector are on the same page about your goals.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Just like Botox applied in the traditional way, micro-Botox lasts up to three or four months.
SHOULD YOU MIX MICRO-BOTOX WITH OTHER INJECTABLES?
Cocktailing or layering Botox with hyaluronic acid dermal filler isn’t just common — our experts say that the technique is actually more valuable than the sum of its parts.
A common “cocktail” is Botox, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C. This combination can help to smooth, plump, and glow the skin. PRP can also be added to the mix for a truly amazing results.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
As with any injectable treatment, the most common “risks” are minor swelling and redness from the treatment. If there are superficial vessels, bruising may occur. Another risk is infection in the injected area. Due to the nature of the treatment, the risks are minimal but still present.
WHO’S A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Essentially, anyone who is looking to optimize their skin and gain the previously mentioned benefits. Those with dry skin should avoid the treatment or risk making skin drier due to decreased oil and sweat.
If you are looking to book this treatment, reach out to the clinic at 778-484-4359 to schedule your appointment or to book a complimentary consult to ensure this treatment is the right one for you goals.Book an Appointment