Most people know that Botox® injections are one of the most commonly requested cosmetic treatments. From chemical brow lifts to smoothing away frown lines, Botox is sought to relax facial muscles that cause aesthetic concerns. One of the newest options in Botox treatments are called micro, soft or “baby” Botox, which are designed to prevent certain aging concerns. What is this treatment, and should you get baby Botox?
Traditional Botox Injections
Botox injections use botulinum toxin A, a neuromodulator that interrupts nerve signals to the muscles. Dynamic lines like the “11s” between the eyebrows or the “crow’s feet” on the outside of the eyes are increased in appearance when the muscle contract. Botox relaxes these muscles, allowing the lines to disappear until the neurotoxin wears off in a few months. Botox can also be used to relax neck cords, masseter (jaw) muscles and chin “dimple” muscles to improve facial appearance.
Traditional Botox treatment is used to change existing aesthetic concerns and it can require a dozen or more units be injected into muscles. The idea of baby Botox is to prevent certain facial changes using much smaller doses of the neurotoxin.
Preventive Micro Botox Treatments
Baby Botox has become popular among younger patients who do not want to wait for wrinkles to appear to seek treatment. Small injections of Botox can relax the muscles that cause dynamic lines on the brow or around the eyes to help prevent worry lines, “11s” and crow’s feet from appearing. These injections simply use fewer units of Botox to slightly relax the muscles in the face without affecting the natural facial expressions.
Soft Botox is used among patients that may be in their 40s, 30s and even late 20s. The small doses can be used by anyone who wants to smooth lines without experiencing the “frozen” appearance that higher doses of neuromodulators can create in some cases.
If you are considering Botox treatments, either traditional or “baby,” you want to choose a highly qualified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Botox injections can offer wonderful results, but precise dosage and placement are needed for the best outcomes. To schedule a Botox consultation, call our team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, PC in Atlanta, GA.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.