What You Need To Know About Baby Botox
For over 20 years, Botox remains the most performed aesthetic procedure. After all, it delivers highly favourable results, without the invasiveness and high cost of plastic surgery. But for those who are still a bit wary of the side effects, a new trend for the injectable treatment has emerged: Baby Botox.
What Is Baby Botox?
Baby Botox is a lower dose of Botox for those who want to take “baby steps” , delivered to qualified patients for virtually the same purposes — to free the skin from wrinkles and to achieve a more youthful appearance.
The main difference between light dosage of Botox and traditional Botox are the results: “Baby” Botox offers a softer appearance, since it does not immobilize facial muscles to the same extent as traditional dosages.
Baby Botox is not super diluted Botox formula. Essentially, Baby Botox is made of the same Botulinum toxin A substance. “Baby” is just the term used to refer to smaller doses administered during the procedure.
Baby Botox uses tiny injections but you get the same or smaller dose of Botox for the areas on your face that actually need it. There are, however, more target points so the formula is better distributed throughout a particular area.
Baby Botox is NOT FOR BABIES!
With that misconception out of the way, Baby Botox is definitely FOR YOU if:
- Your skin is healthy
- You have had NO PRIOR REACTION to Botox.
- You DO NOT HAVE a contra-indicated medical condition
If it’s your first time receiving Botox, Baby Botox may be the best approach for you as you will still have some movement. . Over time, Botox patients can also safely make the switch to higher Botox dosages.
Do I Need Baby Botox or Regular Botox?
The technique of delivering Botox in lower dosages does not necessarily mean that traditional Botox is dangerous or ineffective. If you are still thinking about whether or not to get Baby Botox or regular Botox in Toronto, consider the following:
- Age and the depth of wrinkles
Wrinkles are different for every person. This can be due to genetics, sun exposure, smoking, and other factors. There’s also no specific age group for getting wrinkles, but Baby Botox works for younger people whose skin is still rich with collagen. It can also treat fine lines.
The downside? Lower dose Botox is NOT EFFECTIVE for deep wrinkles and folds on the face. If these are your main issues, higher dose Botox would be better for you.
- Is Botox preventative?
In essence toxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin immobilize facial muscles and facial expressions you make, will become less noticeable. There is evidence that Botox is good prevention against face lines from appearing.
Using Botox for either preventing or treating wrinkles depends on the age. Some people opt for full Botox dosages to prevent future wrinkles from appearing. Baby Botox does not wholly treat wrinkles, but it can prevent them with a “touch of protection.”
- What is best Botox dosage for results?
A fully natural look cannot be expected with either regular or Baby Botox, but Baby Botox helps lessen the chances of giving you a frozen or Barbie doll-like face. If you want to see dramatic results (i.e. plump, wrinkle-free skin), higher doses of toxin, along with dermal fillers & laser treatments such as Ultherapy may be required.
- How long results Botox last?
Because it’s in smaller doses, Baby Botox lasts 6-8 weeks — significantly shorter than the three to four months regular Botox dosages bring you. You’ll also need “top up” sessions for Baby Botox every six to eight weeks after your first dose.
If it’s too much of a hassle for you, try getting the full dose to spare your time and energy. Consider a full Botox shot if you’re eyeing more dramatic results. Your injector will determine and explain factors and considerations for your treatment.
More Baby Botox FAQs
- Is Baby Botox cheaper than full-dose Botox?
Whether baby or regular and full-dose, Botox is Botox the pricing per unit is the same. Your final cost, depends on the treatment area on your face and the amount YOU need to produce results.
Since either versions of Botox are elective treatments, it is not covered by your insurance.
- Is Baby Botox less painful than traditional Botox?
In general, getting any type of Botox doesn’t hurt. The only difference is that Baby Botox may havemore injection points.
- Is Baby Botox safe?
Baby Botox protocols and Botox are generally safe; these Health Canada & FDA approved treatments are very low-risk procedures with few side effects.
- Does Baby Botox wear off quicker?
Yes, Baby Botox wears off quicker than the regular ones since it’s only administered in small doses and because there is more movement on the facial area.
- Does Baby Botox lift eyebrows?
Yes, Baby Botox can lift your eyebrows if placed properly. Make sure you get your botox brow lift from a reputably safe aesthetic clinic in Toronto so you get the results.
- Does Baby Botox result in fewer side effects?
It can be true to some extent that Baby Botox can reduce the chance of side effects, but it’s always advisable to go to a skilled injector to minimize these. Before the procedure, your provider will discuss with you any of the side effects – most of which are short lived.
What to Do Before and After Your Baby Botox Procedure
Before getting Baby Botox, you need to consult your provider to ensure you are not contraindicated for the treatment. Share your concerns, expectations, and prior health conditions. If you have allergies or are currently taking medications, make it a point to include those in your conversation.
In preparing for your Baby Botox procedure:
- Discuss the prior use of blood thinners, aspirin, or ibuprofen with your injector.
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption on the day or 2 days before your appointment.
- Talk to your provider about the recommended dose of Baby Botox for your specific skin wrinkling/aging issue. They will also determine which area needs to be injected.
- DO NOT apply makeup on your face on the day of the procedure.
Make sure the Botox you’re receiving isn’t diluted or, worse, a fake formula. Remember that skilled Botox injectors will help you get Baby Botox results with the undiluted liquid.
Recovery is quick. To date, there is no downtime required and you can resume your normal daily activities after the injection. That said, your muscles will begin to smooth out within 2-10 days after the procedure.
- Avoid massaging and rubbing your face while the Botox settles for the first 24 hours after treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise, such as jogging, in the days afterward to avoid redistributing the Botox cosmetic before it’s settled.
- Do not lie facedown for at least 6 hours after your treatment (avoid massage)
Baby Botox results will take about a week to set in. However, they are not permanent and will no longer be noticeable 2 to 3 months after treatment. This is where the top up sessions come in handy: if you still want to maintain the effects of Botox, you’ll need more Botox shots in the months that follow.
Give Baby Botox a Try with Clarity Med Spa!
Looking for a Baby Botox clinic near you? Clarity Med Spa & Laser Centre in Toronto should be your go-to! We only use FDA-approved materials and equipment, so there’s no need to worry about the quality of your Baby Botox shots. Plus, we make sure that all bases are covered prior to your procedure, so you can count on comfort and convenience with us.
Book an appointment via 416-960-2222 or [email protected] for a FREE consultation now!