One of the biggest trends taking the world by storm is baby botox, a micro version of the traditional botox procedural method that is more accessible and aims to fix minor issues with your skin. While Botox can be used for both cosmetic and functional uses (such as treating head pain and malformities), baby botox is purely cosmetic and is used to enhance appearance and aesthetics, primarily by smoothening wrinkled skin and lifting "droopy" skin areas around the face and body. Ideally, baby botox is only recommended for healthy candidates: healthy skin, no reaction to botox, no history of high blood pressure, and no history of blood thinners or bleeding conditions.
Baby botox is purely cosmetic and is used to enhance appearance and aesthetics, primarily by smoothening wrinkled skin and lifting "droopy" skin areas around the face and body. Ideally, baby botox is only recommended for healthy candidates: healthy skin, no reaction to botox, no history of high blood pressure, and no history of blood thinners or bleeding conditions.
Baby Botox Vs Botox
First and foremost, as mentioned above, baby botox can only be used if you are in great health, as this is a purely cosmetic procedure. Baby botox works in much the same way as the traditional botox injection methods. The difference in the procedures is that the baby botox is used to treat impurities before they become larger issues, giving a much more natural-looking result to your treatment. Botox in general works as a toxin, and is injected into the muscles - paralyzing them until it wears off.
Paralyzing these nerves minimizes the appearance of wrinkles as the formation of creases isn't triggered. Botox also adds volume and fills up areas, such as lips and cheeks. Baby botox, in essence, is just a mini-dose of botox, which has less of an effect and looks more natural.
How Much Does Baby Botox Cost Compare With Botox?
Fortunately, Baby botox is just a micro-dose of the traditional botox injections, making this procedure not only easier but less of a need for aftercare. This means the overall cost (money and time) of the consultation, procedure, and care is much less overall. It is important to note that baby botox is only used for cosmetic purposes, and may not be covered by your insurance - making this an important decision to plan ahead of time.
Risk Of Baby Botox
Earlier in this article, we mentioned that baby botox is just a microdose of botox. This means that it may carry the same side effects and risks as the traditional Botox treatment but to a much smaller degree. Some of these side effects include swelling, 'droopy" appearance, headaches, muscle weakness, dry mouth, and fatigue. Some more severe symptoms, such as neck pain, allergic reactions, and vomiting should be reported immediately to your healthcare practitioner. Some common questions about botox have been answered in our FAQs section.
Can botox cause bags under eyes?
Certain side effects can occur with Botox. While the injections aren't specifically meant for cosmetic facial purposes, they are often well known for this feature. This causes some particular side effects that have been observed by patients in the affected areas. If you have chosen Botox injection treatment for wrinkles and bags under your eyes, you may experience side effects related to droopy eyelids and fat bulges under the eyelids and around the face. You may also experience some mild pain for a few days after treatment.
Can botox cause dizziness?
Yes. Botox injections carry some side effects with them, including muscle fatigue, weakness, and vision problems. This combination of effects is completely normal and can cause dizziness and loss of balance. It is important not to conduct strenuous activity or operate heavy machinery after botox injections as it can lead to the worsening of these symptoms. The best thing to do if experiencing dizziness is to contact your healthcare professional or aftercare specialist to inquire as to the next steps if the routine is not working.
Can botox cause eye twitching?
Yes. As the face is extremely commonplace for botox injections, this can cause multiple side effects, including numbness, droopy eyelids, muscle spasms, twitching, and fatigue. Any combination of these symptoms can contribute to twitches in your eye. This is a common side effect and should be included in the aftercare routine that was provided to you by your botox treatment specialist. If the symptoms occur for longer than a week or are at any time getting worse, follow directions as instructed for pain management and mitigation.
Can botox cause headaches?
Yes, and the answer is quite ironic. Studies have shown that some patients receive botox injections for chronic headaches and migraine management as it blocks certain neurotransmitters that carry these pain signals to the brain. The answer lies in your treatment. If the result was treating migraines, your botox will help to mitigate this in the long term. However, as most treatments are for aesthetics, botox can cause neck, back, and face pain as well as muscle fatigue and weakness, leading to headaches post-injection in the short term.
Can botox cause nausea?
Yes. Nausea can be caused by any number of factors, including an upset stomach, irritability, pain, dizziness, headaches, and much more. Botox is known to cause certain side effects in patients, some ranging from most likely to least likely. For example, pain in the treated area as well as fatigue, redness, and a swollen face are quite common. The pain and irritability of these side effects can cause nausea. Furthermore, a small number of patients can also have a more moderate reaction, which affects the stomach - causing nausea and constipation.
Can botox fix uneven eyebrows?
Yes. One of the common treatments that patients undergo in regards to botox injections is "Browtox". Aptly nicknamed, the brow botox injections are used to help lift and smooth surrounding skin and eyebrows and give the appearance of a more youthful and smooth look. This treatment also helps to fix uneven eyebrows, droopy eyebrows, and other minor structural malformities you may see when you look in the mirror. It is common for a few days after treatment that the botox "droops" your skin. Even more, this is quite natural and should only be of concern if it persists for further than a week.