MCSC December 2022 Newsletter

The term “baby BOTOX” has been used in several contexts. Most frequently it suggests the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic for “prejuvenation.” This is a term often used to mean preventing aging. In young patients in their 20s and 30s who do not yet have visible frown lines, for example, small amounts of BOTOX are often sufficient to prevent those lines from forming. The American Academy of Plastic Surgery recognizes that when BOTOX is used in this fashion, by the time patients reach their 50s they often have the appearance of someone a decade or more younger. In this age group, then, small amounts of BOTOX can achieve the desired wrinkle prevention.

The term “baby BOTOX” is also used, however, in another sense. When small amounts of BOTOX are diluted, and injected very superficially in the skin, BOTOX can have an effect on the complexion. This can give what is sometimes called “smooth glass” skin. BOTOX reduces sebum production and and might therefore have a positive effect on acne. And it can have some effect on pore size. It also may have an effect on the very tiniest of muscle fibres that intertwine with the upper skin layers and which may play a role in producing very fine lines. Thus, BOTOX can reduce very fine lines and produce smaller pores. Some studies report more shine or light reflection when BOTOX is used in this way.

This micro or baby BOTOX, in dilute formulation can be administered as part of a microneedling and mesotherapy treatment.

Finally, some studies have suggested that small amounts of BOTOX injected over the scalp can have a positive affect on male pattern baldness. This raises the possibility that combining small amounts of BOTOX with treatments like platelet rich plasma might help prevent the loss of hair over the crown of the head in men.

If you’d like more information about baby BOTOX, contact us at (905) 273-3045 in Mississauga or (416) 207-9090, in Toronto to book your consultation.

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