Trend Alert: What is Baby Botox?


One of the latest trends on the cosmetic scene is Baby Botox. What is Baby Botox? Is it right for you? At The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery, we want to cut through the rumors to give you the straight story on Baby Botox and why it is so popular now.

What Is Baby Botox?

Baby Botox refers to the use of smaller amounts of Botox skin injections than traditionally used in treatments. Patients who elect to have this type of treatment aren’t using it to correct wrinkles that already exist. Instead, they’re choosing Baby Botox as a way to prevent wrinkles from forming on their faces altogether.

Preventative Botox, also known as micro-Botox, helps to minimize the amount of muscle movement in the face thus avoiding the formation of lasting lines and wrinkles.

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Is Baby Botox Different from Other Botox Treatments?

The only difference between the procedures for Baby Botox and standard Botox is the amount used during treatment. Since the former uses less product, the results are equally effective but shorter in duration at correcting existing lines. Therefore, people who opt for micro-Botox may no longer see changes in their appearance after two to three months. However, since it is primarily used as a preventative, repeat procedures can be spaced out to once or twice a year to keep wrinkles and lines at bay.

Compare this treatment timing to the traditional Botox used to smooth the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles. These treatments require repeating every three to four months to maintain a smooth, more youthful look.

Who Gets Baby Botox?

Baby Botox tends to be more popular in younger demographics. Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country. Plus, 16.4% of those who had this treatment in 2018 were between 18 and 34. Another group’s growing desire for Botox is among 20 to 29-year-olds seeking this injectable procedure, which was 32% from 2010 through 2017. However, the numbers among these groups getting micro-Botox were not tracked due to the procedure’s novelty.

Why Do Young People Get Botox or Baby Botox?

One possible reason behind younger people seeking skin treatments is the rise of selfies, facetime, and videos. With high-definition cameras everywhere, individuals, regardless of their age, want to ensure that their internet profiles, videos, and pictures portray them in the best light. Therefore, they want to use any method available to keep themselves looking younger.

Besides, after Baby Botox, who needs a selfie filter?

Another potential reason behind the increase in Baby Botox is that it may serve as another means of slowing down or even preventing the effects of aging. People in their 20s and early 30s are already huge proponents of healthy skin care regimens designed to protect and preserve their skin from aging.

Regardless of the reasons behind it, people who get Baby Botox still need to understand the importance of getting the treatment from a qualified professional, trained in the proper administration of the treatment.

Does Baby Botox Really Help to Prevent Wrinkles?

Baby Botox works by relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles. Plus, it may also help reduce the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles that already exist on the face. Common treatment areas for Botox and Baby Botox are:

  • Lip Lines
  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Neck
  • Jawbone

As with all cosmetic procedures, patients should discuss their expectations with their providers to ensure they get what they want from the process.

Is Baby Botox Safe?

Baby Botox and traditional Botox are both safe when performed by a medical professional specifically trained and certified to provide the treatment. Expert providers are skilled in proper dilution, correct insertion points, and administering Botox to targeted areas to achieve desired results.

By going to a professional medical practice, patients benefit from qualified experts providing them their treatment. Having trained experts performing Botox reduces the risks of potential side effects, including pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site; uneven results; dry mouth; or flu-like symptoms. After treatment, patients who experience any of these or other side effects should discuss the matter with their provider. Such side effects tend to be very rare and temporary.

What Happens During Botox Treatments?

During Botox and Baby Botox treatments, the provider injects small amounts of Botulinum toxin type A. This toxin targets the nerves that contract muscles in the face. The provider cleans the skin of the treatment area. Then, with a very fine needle, Botox is injected to specific areas to achieve your desired results. The entire process takes just a few minutes. Plus, you can go straight back to work afterward.

Results of both Baby Botox and traditional Botox take a few days up to two weeks to appear. After which, results should remain for several weeks to several months, depending on the dose received. Patients who want to learn more about their personal Botox treatment options should speak with their provider during a consultation.

Tips for Young People Who Want to Avoid Wrinkles

While Baby Botox is one option to keep your skin looking fresh, it is not the only choice. In fact, there are many ways that young people can avoid wrinkles.

First, good skincare is a must. Using sunscreen daily protects the skin not only from sun damage that can lead to cancer, but is the only proven, effective method to prevent premature aging of the skin.

Another option is to use skincare products designed to help improve skin elasticity and prevent environmental damage. SkinMedica is one line of products that people of all ages can use. This line includes acne and anti-aging treatments. A consultation with a skincare specialist can help young people find the right products for their skin type and needs.

Lastly, good nutrition and hydration are ways to achieve and maintain healthy skin from the inside out.

For Ways to Maintain Your Youthful Appearance Contact The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Have more questions about Botox treatments or any other cosmetic concerns? Connect with us at The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery. Skin is in our name. Our professional team of providers has more than 77 years of combined experience. Our patients benefit from the wide range of services that we offer. Let us help you to choose the best options for your particular needs. We are here to help our patients achieve and maintain a more youthful look, no matter their age.