A light Botox treatment, also called baby Botox, uses small amounts of Botox to achieve a gentler, more natural looking outcome.
It’s most ideal for women wanting to soften lines caused by muscle movement, without stopping muscle movement altogether. So what’s the difference between a regular Botox treatment and a light one? We’ll explain.
Botox vs. Baby Botox
A regular Botox treatment that’s done well leaves a subtle, but noticeable, result – you shouldn’t notice a heavy forehead, uneven brows, or a frozen appearance. Light Botox, on the other hand, provides a barely noticeable result. You’ll still be able to make facial expressions, but they’ll be softened to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike a regular Botox treatment, a light Botox one allows you to be as expressive as possible while still looking relatively younger. Because a light Botox treatment isn’t as dramatic, you’ll need to maintain the results more often.
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Is Botox the Right Choice?
Botox is ideal for people who wish to eliminate dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by the contraction of underlying muscles, such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox works best on younger patients, and is recommended for people between the ages of 18 and 70. Older folks should consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to ensure that their skin tone is elastic enough to respond to treatment.
The Science Behind Botox
Botox is a neurotoxin and works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond to Botox treatments.
Your First Botox Treatment
You’ll have to take certain precautions before undergoing a Botox treatment. Ten days before receiving Botox injections, you’ll be asked to refrain from taking products that contain aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E – doing so will significantly reduce the chance of bruising following treatment.
The best part about undergoing Botox is that it’s quick and painless. You’ll generally receive a consultation beforehand to determine the best treatment for your needs. And when you do undergo a treatment, a topical numbing gel will be applied fifteen minutes prior. Six to eight injections will be administered into the underlying muscles. Most people say that the injections feel similar to getting vaccinated – that is, they feel only a few seconds of mild discomfort as the Botox enters the injection site. A few hours afterwards, the injection site may look red and feel irritated.
Immediately following the injections, you’ll be required to contract the treated muscles. Your physician will ask you to frown, raise your eyebrows and smile and pucker your lips. It sounds silly, but this helps to evenly distribute the Botox throughout the injection site. Your physician will also tell you to refrain from exercising, bending over, lying down or rubbing the area for the first 24-48 hours after treatment. This ensures that the Botox settles in the right place and doesn’t migrate elsewhere. Failure to do so can potentially result in facial paralysis and eyelid drooping.
Expect Powerful Results with Botox
Botox offers real, noticeable results. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to be retreated.
When used early on in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles, but also prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in, and reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. By combining a Botox regimen with good skin care, sunscreen, and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent most wrinkles from getting worse and prevent new ones from forming.
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