Botox is a great treatment for anti-ageing and keeping fine lines/wrinkles at bay, more recently it is also being used as a solution for other skin concerns as well as medical conditions. Botox has been used since the ’90s to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as we age. Botox’s range of treatments has since been expanded, each doctor or practice may dose or prescribe Botox differently for various areas. The newest treatment utilizing Botox to come to the US Micro Botox (also known as intradermal Botox Or meso Botox) So what are the benefits of Micro Botox treatments?
Micro Botox is the newest “buzz word” that you may be hearing in the beauty industry. The true difference between getting a traditional Botox treatment and getting a Micro Botox is in dosage and placement. Traditionally, Botox is injected into the facial muscles to relax the movement that creates lines.
Expression lines are created by your muscles distorting the same way over and over, by relaxing these muscles you give your skin a break from constantly creasing. Micro-Botox can subtly tighten your skin, reduce oiliness, and remove acne scars without affecting your facial muscles. This is achieved by injecting a diluted Botox dose intradermally rather than into the muscles.
Micro Botox injections inhibit the release of a chemical known as acetylcholine which causes your sweat glands and sebaceous glands (that cause oily skin) to shrink and atrophy which in turn leads to less oil that causes breakouts. It also works to reduce pore size. This results in a more youthful, smooth almost “photoshopped” appearance. Since the Micro Botox injections are in the skin instead of the muscles, there is no loss of muscle movement and you do not get the “frozen look.”
The introduction of Micro Botox treatments can be helpful for someone who cannot or does not benefit from laser treatments to achieve anti-ageing results. Getting an “airbrushed” look without major downtime or resurfacing is certainly appealing to anyone trying to improve their skin quickly.
Results are seen within 3-7 days after treatment and typically last approximately 3-4 months. The procedure can be done as often as every 1-3 months. It is recommended to do several treatments throughout the year to improve overall skin health. Since this is a very new treatment to the US time will tell whether the benefits of Micro Botox outlast those of laser treatments.