Botox has been the go-to solution for many people to all their facial wrinkle problems. It's trendy, and just about every adult you see know or have had the chance to try Botox at some point.
While Botox is effective in solving wrinkle problems in a person's face, it's not without any downsides. First, and the most prevalent of all, is that when you get Botox, other people will know you get Botox. This is because the effect (and the side-effects) is so good that onlookers will automatically conclude that you are getting Botox.
Now, this is not a very big issue for many. But this can be a problem for people looking for the same effects as Botox but is a bit discreet. In the past, this was something a lot of people wished for.
Fortunately, something that's getting popular these days seems to fit the bill. It's called Baby Botox, and more and more people are choosing it over the traditional Botox treatment. It's like entry-level Botox that anybody can have without worrying about the other side effects.
Let's talk about Baby Botox and find out why it is getting popular these days. We'll also talk about what separates Baby Botox from traditional Botox treatments.
What is Baby Botox
People might assume it's a cosmetic procedure for babies whenever the term Baby Botox gets mentioned. While that sounds cute or cruel, Baby Botox does not involve injecting anything into kids' faces depending on how you see it.
Baby Botox is simply the process of injecting smaller amounts of Botox into one's face. The amount is so minute that specialists term it a "micro-droplet" of injection. This dose is injected superficially, and in a more precise manner (directly on the problematic areas), so your skin receives all the benefits of Botox. However, because the dosage is much smaller, your skin won't get "paralyzed" and will still be flexible enough to look natural to people's eyes.
What Are the Benefits of Baby Botox
As it is considered "entry-level Botox," Baby Botox has the same benefits as Botox with a few additions. The benefits include:
- Prevents wrinkles from forming
- It makes jaw muscles relax, releasing tension
- Appearance is more natural-looking
- Fewer side effects compared to traditional Botox
- Retains facial movement
Baby Botox treatments are usually done by spreading multiple microinjections across the face. This is why it is perfect for people looking to stop the aging process before it even starts. While it is lauded as an entry-level cosmetic treatment, Baby Botox is an excellent choice for people who don't want the heavy look that comes with traditional Botox.
Baby Botox is the choice for younger patients or those with less defined lines. Baby Botox may not work for you if you already have deeper lines so that the traditional method will work best for you. It is better to ask your doctor first to determine which type of Botox treatment will be advantageous for you.
Lastly, another benefit of Baby Botox is that it can be applied to more areas of the face due to the nature of the treatment. Aside from the usual spots such as your frown lines, crow's feet, or forehead, Baby Botox can be applied on other areas that need some tightening and lifting.
How to Prepare for and What to Expect During a Baby Botox Treatment
As with any cosmetic treatment, it's always good to know what you are going into. Talking to a doctor about the procedure and your concerns is always a good first step. This ensures that all your questions are answered. Don't hesitate to ask your doctor about the process, what it does to your body and any worst-case scenarios that may come up. Ask for before-and-after pictures, so you see its effect.
The procedure itself will be like a regular Botox treatment except for the dose and number of injections. In a Baby Botox treatment, you will get more injections on more areas in your face. The goal is not to completely relax the muscle but to weaken it enough not to contract as much. This will result in a smoother complexion.
Potential Side Effects of Baby Botox
Baby Botox uses the same toxin as regular Botox, so both treatments' side effects are pretty similar. The most common side effects include asymmetrical results and bruising in the injection areas. The good news is that due to the dose of each injection in Baby Botox, these side effects are minimized.
There's also the possibility of the patient suffering from eyelid ptosis or dropping the brow if the injects are not done right, or the Botox migrates. Still, the chances of this happening during a Baby Botox treatment are reduced.
Baby Botox Aftercare
Compared to traditional Botox treatments, the effect of Baby Botox may disappear much faster. While the time depends from person to person, most patients getting Baby Botox need another treatment in 3 months.
One thing worth noting is that Baby Botox is seen more as a preventative measure than anything else. This means you may not need to do it as often, especially if you keep your skin healthy. Some people use Baby Botox to "fix" minor issues and stick to a healthier lifestyle to correct the imperfection.
Baby Botox may not sound like a severe cosmetic treatment. Still, it is a legitimate option for people who want to enjoy the benefits of Botox without having to worry about the side effects. As stated above, please consult your doctor first regarding the procedure before deciding to go for it or not. Due to the preventative nature of Baby Botox, some professionals consider it a last resort for younger patients - opting to suggest some non-invasive solutions first before going for Baby Botox.