Have you ever heard the phrase “prevention is worth an ounce of cure”? That’s the premise behind baby Botox, one of our favorite treatments here at SEV. If you’re in your 20s or early 30s, one of your main aesthetic goals might be to preserve your youth.
In comes baby Botox, an anti-wrinkle treatment that offers subtle results while preventing wrinkles from forming in the first place. Pair it with an excellent sunscreen, a quality retinoid, and the occasional skin rejuvenation treatment, and you’ll be well on your way to agelessness.
In this post, we’ll detail exactly what baby Botox is, how it works, and its benefits in comparison to regular Botox.
How Does Baby Botox Work?
Baby Botox is basically a very mild wrinkle-prevention treatment done with a smaller quantity of Botox. It’s a fantastic method of addressing wrinkles very early on, without totally freezing the muscle and preventing facial expressions. In some cases, we may also inject Botox a little more broadly or superficially, to help smooth out the skin closer to the surface.
Many of our facial wrinkles form because of repeated muscle contractions. As you get older, the skin produces less of the structural proteins that keep it firm and smooth so it has a harder time bouncing back after you’ve raised your eyebrows or frowned. Over time, this is how frown and forehead lines get etched into the skin.
Therefore, the main theory behind baby Botox is that if we inject a very small amount into those muscles, we can prevent that tension and contraction that causes wrinkles to form in the first place.
Benefits of Baby Botox
If you’re thinking of trying baby Botox, here’s a quick summary of its benefits, especially in comparison to a full Botox treatment.
- While great Botox should always look natural, baby Botox is even less noticeable.
- You will still get to enjoy smoother-looking skin and a visible softening of wrinkles.
- It may help prevent future wrinkle formation.
- It’s more affordable since we don’t use as many units of Botox. However, it won’t last as long since dosage equals duration.
Baby Botox vs. Botox
It’s important to remember that Baby Botox is still Botox. It’s also important to be realistic.
If you’re young and only experiencing very mild facial wrinkles, baby Botox might be the perfect option for you. On the other hand, if you’re starting to see deeper or more persistent folds form in your skin, the effects from baby Botox might not be noticeable at all.
At least when it comes to our approach at SEV, the reality is that each patient is treated individually, with a consultation prior to every appointment so we can understand your goals.
Since we price our Botox anti-wrinkle treatments by unit rather than area, there’s no need to decide whether you want baby Botox or something a little more robust in advance.
Your nurse will be able to figure out your goals and to recommend a custom injection pattern and the precise number of units that’ll create the results you want. If you’d like to give either baby Botox or regular Botox a try, go ahead and book an appointment at your nearest SEV.