What Is “Baby Botox” and Is It Right for Me?
“Baby Botox” is on the rise, but what exactly is it? While this trend might be gaining steam, it’s not really new – the term simply refers to a different technique for injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic. At CüR Laser and Skin, Dr. Kumar Shivdasani regularly uses a lighter touch for those who want a more subtle result. Here’s what you need to know about “baby Botox” and whether it’s right for you.
How Does “Baby Botox” Work?
“Baby Botox” isn’t a unique injectable – it’s a more conservative injection method. Our providers use the same BOTOX Cosmetic product during the treatment to reduce your dynamic wrinkles. These lines and creases are caused by repetitive muscle movements that neuromodulators can temporarily relax.
Many of our patients prefer smaller BOTOX Cosmetic doses and ask to maintain a little extra movement. For example, if you don’t mind keeping your smile lines when you grin but want to minimize them when you’re straight-faced, “baby Botox” is the perfect middle ground. The key to achieving these natural-looking results is to inject fewer units into each treatment area and to spread the doses more widely by adding additional injection points.
Who Is a Good Candidate for “Baby Botox” Injections?
If you’re nervous about getting BOTOX Cosmetic for the first time but you want to refresh your look, “baby Botox” is a great way to dip your toe into injectables. Trends in the aesthetics industry have also shifted toward a more natural look, so if you’ve had BOTOX Cosmetic treatments in the past but prefer more subtle injections now, you could be the perfect candidate.
These smaller BOTOX Cosmetic injections can also be highly effective at reducing dynamic fine lines, especially if you only have early signs of aging. While you might need more units to ease wrinkles as you age, higher doses could be overkill in your late twenties or thirties.
Schedule Your Vancouver “Baby Botox” Consultation
Dr. Kumar has a reputation for his artistic eye and for helping patients of all ages achieve a youthful appearance without looking “overdone.” Whether you’re interested in trying BOTOX Cosmetic for the first time or you want a little more movement than your past treatments provided, CüR Laser and Skin can help. Contact our Vancouver practice at 604-662-7368 to book your consultation.