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What to Know About Baby Botox

Published on October 17, 2023
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Are you interested in getting Botox, but you want to start the treatment in baby steps? Baby Botox might just be right for you.

What Is Baby Botox?

Baby Botox, also called micro-Botox, is another way of injecting Botox to treat signs of skin aging. It’s still the same formula, but it’s injected in smaller doses. This creates subtler and even more natural-looking results than traditional Botox.

Baby Botox can improve crow’s feet, horizontal forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and chin wrinkles. The results last for two to three months.

Baby Botox vs. Traditional Botox: Dose

Baby Botox is injected in smaller doses compared to traditional Botox. Traditional Botox uses around 35 units in one treatment, depending on the type and location of the wrinkles being treated. In baby Botox, only 10 units are injected into the areas for treatment.

Baby Botox vs. Traditional Botox: Results

Traditional Botox prevents muscle movement in the treated areas to achieve smoother skin. Since a baby Botox treatment only uses half the usual dose of traditional Botox, you can expect more natural facial expressions.

It’s important to remember that baby Botox also doesn’t last as long as traditional Botox. A baby Botox treatment lasts for two to three months, while traditional Botox lasts for three to four months. Both treatments are not permanent and will require maintenance sessions.

Baby Botox vs. Traditional Botox: Aftercare

Both baby Botox and traditional Botox have no downtime or recovery time. You are free to resume your day immediately after the treatment session.

With both treatments, strenuous exercise and other activities that cause sweating are not recommended for at least 48 hours after the treatment.

Baby Botox vs. Traditional Botox: Side Effects

Baby Botox and traditional Botox have the same minor side effects of mild bruising, redness, or swelling after the treatment. Other temporary side effects like headache, muscle weakness, or dry mouth may also be experienced.

It is important to note that baby Botox patients are less likely to experience some of these side effects due to the lower dosage of the treatment.

Who Should Get Baby Botox?

Baby Botox candidates must not be allergic to botulinum toxin. The treatment is safe and effective for reducing the appearance of mild signs of aging. Baby Botox is usually recommended to people in their 20s or early 30s, when lasting lines or wrinkles have not developed yet.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information on baby Botox in Westchester, contact Westchester Center for Dermatology. Our team of medical professionals will help you get an accurate assessment of your skin aging symptoms and the treatment that will best suit them.