What is “Baby BOTOX”?

Woman in North Vancouver who has received small doses of BOTOX, also referred to as baby BOTOX

BOTOX® is always a popular treatment at our North Vancouver practice. These injectables can fade fine lines, improve wrinkles, and rejuvenate different areas of the face. However, many patients today want smaller, subtler results. They want the benefits of BOTOX without appearing “worked on”—and so, “baby BOTOX” is born.

Baby BOTOX is a great alternative for patients who want a natural-looking boost to their appearance. Interested in knowing if this treatment is right for you? Here’s what you need to know. 

What is “baby BOTOX?”

Baby BOTOX is a trendy term used for small doses of BOTOX. Instead of using a larger amount of units on a target area, the injector uses about half the volume. Many patients are interested in a lower dose because they are worried about looking “frozen” or “overdone.” Many first time patients are great candidates for baby BOTOX as they are new to the procedure and want to work their way up slowly to a larger product volume. 

What are the benefits of baby BOTOX?

Beyond just volume, baby BOTOX involves a delicate technique. The injector has to carefully target the right muscle groups with a more nuanced approach. It takes a skilled, experienced hand and an artistic eye to create the best results. Among the many benefits of baby BOTOX, it can:

  • Prevent lines and wrinkles: By relaxing facial muscles, baby BOTOX can help prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. It is a good option for younger patients who want to preemptively support their skin.
  • Create more natural-looking results: Small doses spread out over time can help maintain more subtle results. Instead of receiving a regular amount of BOTOX every 3 to 4 months, baby BOTOX patients can receive a tiny, targeted amount every 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Be a cheaper treatment option: By using less product, patients can potentially pay less for treatment. Each media spa and plastic surgery practice prices their BOTOX at different rates, but many men and women may find this to be a cost-effective approach to injectables.

Is baby BOTOX right for me?

While there are many benefits to the baby BOTOX approach, this technique isn’t for everyone. Baby BOTOX works best for those who want to prevent wrinkles or want smaller, natural-looking results. For patients who want more dramatic anti-aging results, traditional BOTOX at higher dosage levels is the better alternative. During your consultation with your provider, you will be able to discuss which treatment option is best for your particular needs.

In the end, BOTOX is a highly customizable procedure that can be adapted to best suit your goals. If you’d like to learn more about your BOTOX treatment options at our medi spa in the North Vancouver area, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (604) 980-3993.

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