What is baby botox
There’s a new botox treatment doing the rounds, and it’s called Baby Botox. But what is it, how does it compare to classic botox and where can you get it? It is rumoured that the term ‘baby botox’ was first used in America, after Hollywood director Martin Scorsese complained that many of his actresses were ‘frozen’ and could not express themselves on film.
Many of these so-called frozen actresses started looking into alternative botox treatments that would allow them to be more expressive and baby botox was born.
Baby botox is very similar to classic botox, it uses the same botox protein but the difference is that only tiny amounts are injected into the affected areas.
Pros of baby botox
You get a much more natural appearance as the smallest amounts are used.
You do not get that frozen look or artificial look that classic botox can sometimes present.
It is ideal for those who want to try botox for the first time but don’t want the effects to last too long.
Cons of baby botox
The treatment does not last as long as classic botox treatments, averaging around 2 months.
You might not look that much different to before the treatment.
It works best on finer lines and wrinkles.
Pros of Classic Botox
The treatment lasts around 3 to 6 months.
it works on very deep set lines and wrinkles.
There are less injections with classic botox.
Cons of classic botox
The smooth untouched forehead is a dead giveaway for botox treatment.
People are turning towards more natural looking treatments.
Classic botox nowadays looks a little ‘heavy’.
What other benefits does baby botox offer?
Dr. Pamela Benito, DDS, MSc states that baby botox is ideal for “anyone who doesn’t want a heavy look.” This is because as the amount of baby botox used is much smaller than classic botox it can be used in many other areas of the face.
“Baby Botox can be focused into the usual areas where you would have traditional Botox, the frown lines, forehead and crow’s feet, but Baby Botox can also be used to give a lot of areas a little lift and tighten,” says Dr. Benito.
“When it comes to the lower third of the face, you have to be more careful and use less,” she explains.
And this is where it really outshines classic botox treatments:
“You can use it to treat the Marionette lines around the mouth which can make you look sad. The bunny lines on the nose. It can treat smoker’s lines, or, in older women, it can even be used to tighten the chin,” explains Dr. Benito.
You can even inject it into the muscles where your jaw joins your skull to help stop people grinding and clenching their teeth.
“As a side effect of this, we noticed that these muscles relaxing gives the jawline a V-shape and actually slims the face,” the doctor explained.
It can also be used on the body:
“We can use it on the neck to lift, on the décolletage to tighten any fine lines and under the arms to prevent sweating,” adds Dr. Benito.
As for choosing baby botox or classic botox, Dr. Benito advises that in her opinion “It acts like a little complexion freshener,” so the chances of anyone noticing you have had any sort of treatment is pretty low.
Ideal if you want to remain youthful-looking but don’t want every one of your friends knowing you nip out for treatments every couple of months.