What is MicroBotox
“Micro-Botox refers to the injection of multiple small doses of Botox into the skin,” ”It’s injected superficially and therefore only targets the skin, where oil production, facial flushing, and acne occur. But it differs from conventional Botox as it does not iron out wrinkles caused by muscle contractions.” That’s right: Botox injected at the top layer of the skin works to control oil and redness while making pores appear smaller, which could mean fewer breakouts, but won’t stamp out wrinkles.
Perhaps the biggest caveat is that, because this treatment goes by many names, it can mean different things for different injectors. Where one doctor might stick to subdermal injections just at the surface level of the skin for a patient who wants to reduce sweat (similar to an armpit injection) or oil, another might go a little deeper to also lightly paralyze the muscle for added fine-line reduction.
Should You Mix Micro-botox With Other Injectables?
Cocktailing or layering Botox with hyaluronic acid dermal filler isn’t just common — our experts say that the technique is actually more valuable than the sum of its parts. “You get a synergistic effect when you decrease muscle contraction and put a little stretch [on the skin] with fillers,” Dr. Grossman says, noting that this is believed to be one way to prompt your body to make more collagen, a building block of youthful skin that tapers off as we age.
“My favorite cocktail for this treatment is Botox, hyaluronic acid filler, and vitamin C,” Dr. Díaz says. “It results in smooth, plump, glowing skin. I will often also add PRP to the mixture for a truly sublime result.”
How long does Micro-Botox last?
Micro-Botox, like traditional Botox, lasts on average 3-4 months. However, when micro-Botox is combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, results can be extended by several months.
When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to discuss your medical history, current skin condition, and aesthetic goals to determine a personalized treatment result with optimal results.
What is Gold Micro-Botox?
Aquagold fine touch, also referred to as Gold Micro-Botox, is an innovative in-office microneedling device that can be used to administer micro-doses of injectable cosmetic treatments, including Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Dysport, Xeomin, and restorative vitamins and peptides such as B12 and Cytocare 516.
Aquagold uses 24-karat gold microneedles that create tiny pinpricks on the surface of the skin, which in turn creates micro-channels into the dermis that are ideal for the absorption of micro-Botox treatment. Aquagold fine touch is safe and effective on even the most delicate areas of skin, and can deliver 1,200-2,000 micro-injections of Botox or other revitalizing serums per minute.
Can I get Botox after microblading?
Microblading, a semi-permanent form of brow tattoo, is a popular treatment for patients who are seeking fuller eyebrows. It can often be a positive treatment in combination with rejuvenating treatments like Botox, but timing is everything when it comes to complementary treatments.
In general, we recommend patients engage with microblading prior to Botox treatment to honor your natural brow line, and wait about two weeks until proceeding with conventional or micro-Botox treatments.
Botox Treatment vs. Plastic Surgery
Many patients choose to engage with Botox treatments in order to create total facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive plastic surgery. Unlike a surgical facelift by a plastic surgeon or other invasive methods, Botox injectable treatment requires zero downtime, with results that appear almost immediately and last for several months.
Additionally, the flexibility that micro-Botox treatment offers can help to address minor facial asymmetries and fine lines and wrinkles more effectively and artfully than most surgeries can offer. Many patients also find that the pricing for micro-Botox treatments is much more competitive than the cost of surgical procedures.