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Baby Botox is the Best Way to Baby Your Face in NYC!


Cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers and Botox treatments have become a popular method of facial rejuvenation since they immediately effective and do not require any recovery time. The neurotoxin which is most tell known is traditional Botox, which is considered the biggest name in cosmetic injectables. Botox injections use a neurotoxin, botulinum toxin A, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles on the face. The way that Botox operates is by essentially “freezing” the signal between nerve endings and targeted muscle groups, which in turn stops a dynamic wrinkle from forming. It’s an amazing treatment for those looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the skin without the need for invasive procedures that require a plastic surgeon.

However, Botox has been given a reputation for freezing facial expressions due to overzealous injections by less experienced injectors that use a “one size fits all” approach to Botox®. For this reason, Dr. Michele Green has developed a carefully tailored approach to Botox, known as “Baby Botox.” Baby Botox uses lower dose micro-injections in order to better personalize Botox injections, providing subtle, natural results that still allow the facial muscles to remain active. It’s an excellent option for those looking to reduce the appearance of mild crow’s feet or frown lines without limiting any muscle movement, and it has also become a popular option to prevent wrinkles from forming in younger patients.

If you are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face while maintaining an incredibly natural look, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Michele Green is an internationally known cosmetic dermatologist in NYC, and an expert in Botox treatments, skincare, Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra injections. Her “less is more” philosophy of cosmetic injections, has lead to Dr. Green being voted one of the best Dermatologists in New York. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Green will give you the best non-invasive cosmetic results, without the need for plastic surgery.

What is Baby Botox?

Baby Botox is an exciting innovation in the world of anti-aging injectables, as it allows patients to reduce the signs of aging on the face simply by using fewer units of the same, FDA-approved Botox formulation that has revitalized the look of millions across the globe. The emphasis on small doses of Botox allows for greater flexibility in terms of the areas of the face that are treated, which can help in balancing out minor asymmetries or different facial muscles being used. It’s ideal for those with mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles, or for younger patients who are hoping to prevent the development of dynamic wrinkles in the first place. Dr. Michele Green has been injecting “baby Botox” for over two decades.

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What is the difference between Botox and Baby Botox?

In terms of composition, regular Botox and Baby Botox are the same exact formulation. Botox, along with competitors like Dysport and Xeomin, use botulinum toxin to “freeze” nerve signals to targeted muscle groups at or near the injection site, and this in turn can both reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and prevent further wrinkles from forming near the injection site. However, for those with mild-to-moderate fine lines and wrinkles, the full dose of a Botox injection may not be necessary to reduce the signs of aging. In these cases, Baby Botox can provide smaller doses of this neuromodulator in order to reduce facial muscle use without “freezing” the muscle entirely. This can be particularly nice for patients who are using Botox for the first time, or for those who want to subtly improve a delicate area, such as crow’s feet near the eyes.

For those who have very deep folds or frown lines, Dr. Green typically recommends traditional Botox or Dysport injections, as Baby Botox is much more effective for mild facial rejuvenation. Dr. Green always carefully analyzes the way that individual facial muscles move in order to determine which formulation or cosmetic injectable will be best for each patient, be it regular Botox or a lower dose treatment.

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What are the Benefits of Preventative Botox Treatment?

One of the most exciting aspects of Baby Botox is the fact that it can help to prevent the development of lines and wrinkles on the face. Baby Botox has become incredibly popular for younger patients in their 20’s and 30’s who are able to prevent fine lines from developing at all. When it comes to preventative Botox treatment, Dr. Green can carefully analyze how your facial muscles move, look at how you animate, determine where your wrinkles and lines are likely to develop as you age, and redirect that aging process. The bottom line: convenient Baby Botox treatments that can help you hold on to your baby face.

How does Baby Botox Treatment work?

The process for Baby Botox treatment is simple and convenient. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green to talk about your medical history, individual needs, and aesthetic goals. Then, Dr. Green will observe the way in which your facial expressions activate different muscles to determine where treatment will be most effective. From there, you’ll work with Dr. Green to develop a treatment plan that can help you to achieve your ideal look.

When you come in to the New York office for a Baby Botox session, a topical numbing cream will be applied to prevent any potential discomfort, and then Dr. Green will gently inject Botox into the predetermined injection sites. After this, you can resume normal activity, and you should start to see results in a matter of days.  Common side effects include mild swelling near the injection site, though this should subside over the course of the first few days.

Typically, Baby Botox patients can see the full effects of their treatment two weeks after the initial injection, and your facial rejuvenation will last 3-6 months. At the two-week mark, Dr. Green recommends a follow-up visit to ensure that the optimal results have been achieved from the initial treatment session.

How long does Baby Botox last?

Baby Botox lasts about as long as traditional Botox injections, subtly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for 3 months. Typically, patients will engage in quarterly treatment sessions in order to maintain their youthful, natural results.

How many units is Baby Botox?

The amount of units for any Botox treatment is determined by the size of the area being treated, the intensity of the dynamic wrinkles, fine lines and folds, and the aesthetic goals of each individual. However, when it comes to Baby Botox, you can assume that fewer units of Botox will be used in that area. For example, in an instance where Dr. Green might use 25 units of Botox for traditional Botox treatment, she might use closer to 15 units of Botox for a Baby Botox session.

How much does Baby Botox cost?

Due to the smaller dose of Baby Botox, the cost of Baby Botox is may be less costly than that of traditional Botox treatment. This has made Baby Botox an even more attractive procedure for those seeking to prevent the signs of aging on the skin. However, the exact cost of Baby Botox treatment will vary based on the number of treatment areas in which Botox is used. When you work with Dr. Green, she will help you to develop a treatment plan that balances your personal goals with your current skin needs and budget in order to create the rejuvenating results you crave.

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Are there any complimentary skincare regimens for Baby Botox?

When it comes to creating subtle, artful reductions of the signs of aging on the skin, cosmetic procedures such as Baby Botox can do wonders. However, any in-office cosmetic procedure can be improved through the use of skincare products that help to prevent these signs.

When it comes to a healthy skincare routine, Dr. Green always recommends a high-quality sunscreen first and foremost. A good sunscreen, such as Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABS SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen and hydrating sunscreen, can do wonders when it comes to preventing the appearance of sun spots, discoloration, and aging on the skin. Additionally, using skincare products that help to boost collagen production in the skin can help to improve hydration and cell turnover on the skin’s surface. Many patients have benefitted from the use of Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABS AM/PM Serum Duo that targets fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, as well as her Essential Antioxidant Infusion serum that contains Retinol and other restorative vitamins to exfoliate, renew and replenish skin overnight.

If you’re looking to prevent or reduce the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles on the skin, Baby Botox may be just what you’ve been looking for. With over two decades of experience in Botox injections, Dr. Green is considered one of the best cosmetic injectors in NYC. An Allergan Platinum provider, Dr. Green has been providing expert facial rejuvenation to both her NY and international patients. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Green contact us online today or call our NY office at 212-535-3088 to develop your custom treatment plan today.

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