While you’ve probably heard of Botox, the term “Baby Botox” may be unfamiliar. In simple terms, Baby Botox uses a lower volume of botulinum toxin injections than a traditional session of Botox to reduce wrinkles.
This means, if a ‘typical’ Botox injection may consist of 20 units (dosage) in an area to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, Baby Botox may only use 10 units.
This is great for individuals, especially “first time” patients, who only want to remove bothersome wrinkles without looking overly done. Using a lower dose can help minimize the fear that most people have about Botox concerning the dreaded “frozen face” that is often associated with the injections.
Learn more about Baby Botox to determine if the procedure may be the right option for you.
What Is Botox?
Botox is actually a brand name for Botulinum toxin, a purified protein that temporarily blocks the signal from a nerve to a muscle so that the muscle that causes the wrinkle formation will relax and soften.
It is a non-surgical and FDA-cleared procedure that offers safe and incredible wrinkle reduction benefits when used in the right amounts. More than 6 million Botox treatments are administered each year and it’s not hard to see why.
With just a few quick injections, Botox can reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck by relaxing the muscles responsible for creating creases.
Furthermore, Botox also has other uses, such as treating migraines, spasms, excessive sweating and other muscular conditions.
How Does Botox Work?
During Botox treatment in Singapore, an injection is made into the muscle which temporarily blocks the signals going from the muscles to the nerves. This causes the muscle to no longer contract which relaxes fine lines and wrinkles and prevents new lines from forming.
Botox has been proven safe and effective in removing forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and even neck bands.
It can also be used to “slim” the face when it is injected on the muscles at the angles of the jaw. This procedure is commonly known as Botox jaw reduction.
A Botox procedure takes just a few minutes to complete and the full effects will be seen at least after two weeks. The results of your Botox treatment can lasts between three and six months. Common Botox side effects include redness and bruising on the treatment area which will resolve after a few days.
What Can I Expect After Baby Botox?
Baby Botox is often favored as it provides a more natural look – which can be hard to detect by others when they look at you.
However, the amount of time your natural look will last is different from the ‘standard’ Botox. Since considerably less product is used for Baby Botox, you may need more frequent treatments as the Botox may wear off more quickly. The duration of your result will also depend on the strength of your muscle and how expressive you are on that area.
Therefore, you can expect more office visits at certified Botox clinics in Singapore to essentially “top up” your injections if you wish to maintain your results.
How much does Baby Botox Cost?
The cost for Botox is different for each aesthetic clinic. Some will charge you per area while some will charge per unit (or dosage).
At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we charge $18 per unit of Botox. We are very transparent with the costs and only charge according to the number of units required based on your muscle strength.
Consult an Experienced Aesthetic Doctor
Although Baby Botox uses lower dosage, it still requires the right injection technique on the correct muscle in order to give good results.
Our aesthetic doctor in Singapore, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, prefers a natural look for her patients. She has been a very experienced Botox injector for many years so rest assured that you are in good hands.
Dr. Sylvia is a conservative aesthetic doctor and begins with a small dosage as it is easier to “top up” if necessary. Two weeks after your treatment, we usually schedule a review to see if you’re satisfied with the results or if additional units are needed.
Are you ready to get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles? Contact our Botox clinic in Singapore and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.