Baby Botox uses small amounts of Botox to smooth out facial wrinkles, with natural-looking results that last for around two months.
Below, you can find out more about the baby Botox treatments we provide at our doctor-led clinic in Surrey, including the following:
- What is baby Botox?
- What’s the difference between Botox and baby Botox?
- How many units are used for baby Botox vs Botox?
- Which areas of the face can it treat?
- Where should I go for baby Botox?
- How much does baby Botox cost?
What is baby Botox?
Baby Botox is a very similar procedure to standard Botox—it just uses much smaller doses. This means there is more muscle movement in your face and the effects wear off faster. You can read more about how Botox works and what’s involved in standard Botox treatment here.
Using a very fine needle, your practitioner will inject small doses of Botox into your facial muscles to reduce muscle movement and so help to lessen wrinkles. The injections are given in the same areas of the face as regular Botox treatment.
As well as using a smaller amount of the product, your practitioner will inject Botox into very precise areas to treat individual wrinkles. This has highly natural results, tailored exactly to the parts of the face in which you experience the most, or deepest-set, wrinkles.
Patients who’ve not had Botox before often request baby Botox for their first treatment. It’s also a popular choice for people who want subtle results that don’t last too long—looking refreshed for a special occasion, for example.
How long does baby Botox last?
The results last for around two months, compared to around three months for regular Botox, but this varies from patient to patient. After this time, you may choose to have further treatments to maintain the results.
What are the side effects of the treatment?
Side effects of any Botox treatment are extremely rare.
The most common side effects are:
- tenderness at the injection sites
- very mild swelling and bruising
These are short-term effects that usually subside within a couple of days.
Any medication has risks, but complications from Botox treatments are very rare, making it a safe treatment to have.
Although the substance itself is safe, results of the treatment and the extent of any side effects will depend largely on the experience and expertise of your practitioner.
We’ve put together a guide that will help you choose a trusted practitioner and ensure you receive the best possible results from your treatment.
You can also read more about what to expect after having Botox, and what you can do to achieve the best results, in our Botox aftercare FAQs.
What results can I expect from baby Botox?
As this treatment involves injecting a lower dose of Botox into precise areas of the face, this means it’s unlikely to remove all of the wrinkles in each area. For many people who choose to have baby Botox, this is a good thing, as they’re looking for a subtle change rather than completely smoothing away their wrinkles.
Is baby Botox the right treatment for me?
If you say ‘yes’ to any of the following, it’s definitely worth speaking to an aesthetics doctor about having baby Botox:
- You’re in your 20s or 30s and want to try Botox to help prevent wrinkles in future
- You’re trying Botox for the first time and want to look as natural as possible
- You’re happy to have Botox as a one-off treatment or redone every couple of months to maintain the results
- You have fine wrinkles that are not yet deep-set
What’s the difference between Botox and baby Botox?
Baby Botox uses the same formula as regular Botox and practitioners inject it into the same areas of the face.
The key difference is that baby Botox treatment uses smaller amounts of the substance to give a very natural look. The results are very similar to regular doses of Botox but the muscles have a wider range of movement.
|Baby Botox vs Botox|
|How many units are used?||10 units per area||20 units per area|
|How long do results last?||Around 8 weeks||Around 12 weeks|
|How much does it cost?||Prices start from £200||Prices start from £200|
|Which areas of the face can it treat?||Same as Botox—popular areas include frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet||Same as baby Botox—popular areas include frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet|
|Key advantages||Extremely natural results, with a wider range of muscle movement, that last for a shorter time||Natural, effective and long‑lasting results without the ‘frozen’ look|
How many units are used for baby Botox?
The amount of Botox injected depends on how strong your muscles are. As a general rule for frown lines, we use 20 units of Botox for regular injections. You can expect to receive around 10 units during baby Botox treatment.
Which areas of the face can it treat?
We administer baby Botox in the same parts of the face as regular Botox.
Common areas include:
- frown lines—lines between the brows
- forehead lines—horizontal lines across the forehead
- crow’s feet—fine lines on the outside of the eyes that usually appear when you smile
At Health & Aesthetics, Dr Rekha doesn’t inject the forehead without injecting the frown lines as well, since there is a risk of brow droop (when your eyebrows feel heavy and drop lower).
Dr Rekha does treat frown lines and crow’s feet on their own.
Where should I go for baby Botox?
Take the time to look for a reputable clinic. Don’t be tempted to pay less and allow someone who lacks experience and training to administer this procedure. Botox is a prescription-only medicine and only a properly trained and experienced clinician (such as a doctor or nurse prescriber) should inject it.
How much does baby Botox cost?
At Health & Aesthetics, Dr Rekha charges £200 to treat three areas of the face with Baby Botox.
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You can read more about having Botox at Health & Aesthetics in Surrey here.