Skin Botox, also known as Micro-Botox or Intradermal Botox, is a cosmetic procedure that involves injecting botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox) into the superficial layers of the skin. Botox is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Traditionally, Botox is primarily used for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for their formation. However, Skin Botox is slightly different. Instead of targeting the deeper facial muscles, it focuses on the upper layers of the skin.
During a Skin Botox treatment, tiny amounts of diluted Botox are injected superficially into the skin using a fine needle. The injections are spaced out across the treated area, usually the face, targeting the sweat glands, sebaceous glands, and small muscles near the surface. This technique helps to reduce oil production, shrink the size of pores, and provide a subtle tightening effect to the skin.
The goal of Skin Botox is to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin by reducing pore size, refining the skin’s surface, and achieving a smoother complexion. It can also help minimize excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in areas such as the forehead, underarms, or palms.
Compared to traditional Botox treatments, Skin Botox typically uses smaller amounts of the toxin and is performed at more shallow depths. This approach aims to minimize the risk of affecting facial expression and achieving a more natural-looking result.
It’s important to note that Skin Botox is an off-label use of Botox, meaning it’s not officially approved by regulatory authorities for this specific purpose. As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s advisable to consult with a qualified and experienced medical professional before considering Skin Botox or any other cosmetic treatment.