Large pores, oily skin, acne and rosacea are an absolute nightmare to deal with. People have spent billions of dollars every year on skin care products, skin primers, concealers, foundations and other cosmetic products to achieve smooth and flawless skin. Many times these products leave the skin looking worse and may create new issues. For many peoples Micro Botox may be the perfect solution to achieving an even and refined skin tone.
Micro-Botox (also known as meso or intradermal botox) is an advanced technique developed to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and in some cases even acne and rosacea. Botox is highly diluted and then injected into the dermis the inner layer of the skin instead of the muscles, in the face and neck. This innovative technique open new dimensions of skin rejuvenation.
Very few practices in USA are offering this service as it is new to USA.
How Micro Botox works
Micro Botox injections prevent the release of a chemical known as acetylcholine from the nerve endings which causes your sweat glands and sebaceous glands (which secrete oil that can contribute to oily skin and cause acne), to shrink and atrophy thereby reducing the oiliness of the skin and reduce the incidence of acne as well as inflammation related to acne. It also works on the erector pili muscles to reduce pore size. This results in skin being smoother, brighter, clearer with less fine lines and less oily. 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. It just works underneath the skin surface to fill out the lines and wrinkles leading to translucent glow making the skin look healthier and more youthful. Many women report a freshly powdered look after the treatment.
In addition Micro Botox injected in the skin prevents the ability of skin blood vessels to dilate. This slows the surge of blood flow to the skin and quiet the redness that many patients with rosacea experience.
Micro Botox can also be infused in to the skin mixed with PRP (platelet Rich Plasma) while doing micro-needling or using an Aquagold vial mixed with Collagen fillers, and other skin rejuvenating products.
Advantages of Micro Botox
- Reduces pore size
- Tightens and smooths skin
- Decreases acne scar appearance
- Decreases oil production
- Reduces the incidence of acne
- Natural looking results
- Facial muscles not affected
- Control of Rosacea not treated by skin care products
- It is an off label use of Botox
When injected in the neck it decreased the appearance of transverse lines of the neck and makes the jaw line more pronounced to decrease the appearance of jowls.
A typical Micro Botox treatment can take 30-45 minutes. Skin is cleaned and numbed before the treatment for your comfort. It takes 5-7 days to see the results and can last anywhere from 3-5 months.
The price of Micro Botox will depend on the areas being treated and could range from $500.00 to $1,000.00.