WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE BABY BOTOX?
Baby Botox is the name given to a Botox injection technique. Lower doses of Botox (usually 1/4 to 1/2 the manufacturer’s recommended dose) are injected strategically to minimize wrinkles while still allowing facial movement. And even though it’s called baby or mini Botox, the technique can be used with brands like Xeomin or Dysport.
The goal is to give you a natural look with some residual movement but eliminate or soften the horizontal forehead lines. Kristin Gunn and her Team are experienced injectors have been using this technique for years. We opt for a less-is-more, natural philosophy when it comes to Botox and Cosmetic Fillers in Austin.
PREVENTATIVE BABY BOTOX FOR FIRST TIMERS
First timers for Botox injections frequently ask for a non-frozen look with ‘some’ movement. Most are okay with not being able to frown, but they want to preserve some brow-raising and some smile-squinting. By starting initially with fewer units, this is possible. The amount of ‘tox’ injected is very individualized and based on the patient’s forehead size, muscle size, brow placement, and muscle movement. It is not a formulaic approach where there is a documented, fixed amount for every forehead.
HOW TO DO PREVENTATIVE BABY BOTOX
Baby Botox is not the “cookie cutter” technique recommended by the manufacturer. It’s taking Botox to a higher, more refined and much more personalized level. And it gets phenomenal results.
SIX THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PREVENTATIVE BABY BOTOX:
1. Knowing how to personalize Botox injections (called baby Botox) comes from experience and advanced training. So if you want baby Botox, you need to find an experienced injector.
2. If you’re very precise in where you put the product, you can use lower doses.
3. And even though it’s baby Botox, larger muscles and deeper wrinkles will still require more units of Botox than smaller muscles and smaller wrinkles do. Men’s facial muscles are larger than women’s so, it’s common for them to require larger doses of Botox too.
4. Baby Botox is usually less expensive than traditional doses of Botox. This is because the injectors who know how to personalize Botox injections are more skilled and less Botox is used.
5. You’ll probably need to see your injector more frequently because smaller doses wear off more quickly than full doses. Some people go every 4 – 8 weeks, but how often you go is really up to you. (Traditional full doses of Botox require visits every 3 – 4 months.)
6. Baby Botox may not minimize all of your wrinkles.
Ease into it. Kristin Gunn and her Team will typically give you less than you think you’ll need, then have you come back for a follow-up if you decide you want more later. We never want you to feel over-done.
If you think Botox or fillers might work for you, make an appointment with one of our experienced medical injectors. We will be able to help you select the best treatment for your face and your budget.
In the meantime, there are face creams that will keep those wrinkles at bay! Try retinoids, a good Vitamin C Serum and sunscreen.