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Baby Botox in Champaign-Urbana

Botox is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. Botox injections relax targeted muscles so that wrinkles and lines soften and disappear. Baby Botox is the light version of a traditional Botox. It’s suitable as preventative Botox for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s.

Dr. Russo is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with vast experience in administering Baby Botox treatments at Rejuvenis, his state-of-the-art practice in Champaign-Urbana. This is why Rejuvenis is designated Diamond Level Botox® Cosmetic Provider.

What is Baby Botox?

Baby Botox, also called Micro Botox or Botox Light, requires a lower dosage of Botox (botulinum toxin) than traditional Botox injections.

Micro Botox is suitable for preventing the formation of fine lines for people in their twenties and thirties. Because fewer units are used, usually up to 30, the muscles are not completely paralyzed. This causes the muscles to look more natural, making it almost impossible to see whether someone is using Botox or not. Although there is less Botox used in the treatment, precision and skill are needed to inject Baby Botox effectively.

Preventative Botox in your twenties or thirties

The best time to start treating wrinkles is when they first appear. Preventative Botox is used to avoid fine lines and wrinkles at an early stage. Botox is FDA-approved for people who are 18 and older. Baby Botox in Champaign-Urbana can improve facial posture and retrain facial muscles that otherwise would cause wrinkles over time. By using very precise and discrete injections, dynamic wrinkles can be prevented, allowing for the muscles to age more evenly.

What does a Baby Botox treatment entail?

During your first consultation, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russo can advise you whether Baby Botox is a solution for you as light botox or preventative Botox. As part of the treatment, Dr. Russo will determine where Botox can best be injected, depending on your facial appearance, expression, and personal wishes. Botox is then injected under the skin into the muscle with the help of a very thin needle. An anesthetic is not necessary as the injections will only give a brief, slightly irritating sensation. After Baby Botox in Champaign-Urbana, you can simply go home and resume your work.

What effect can I expect from a Baby Botox?

With Baby Botox, just like with a normal Botox, the natural appearance of the face is preserved. Because the dose is very low, subtle and natural results are obtained. Baby Botox is very suitable to prevent the formation of wrinkles in young skin or prevent existing wrinkles from becoming deeper. Your skin will become smoother a few days after the treatment. The final result of the treatment is achieved after two weeks and a check-up may be recommended to see if results are sufficient. Because fewer units are used, the results of Baby Botox is less visible than with normal Botox. After 2 to 5 months, your muscle activity will slowly get going again. Botox is a safe treatment and you may want to repeat the procedure.

Where is Baby Botox used?

Baby Botox can be used for the same areas as traditional Botox. An important difference is that fewer units, usually up to 30 units, are used compared to the average Botox session. Therefore, results remain visible for less time, and you can still partly move the muscles. The areas typically treated with Micro Botox are:

  • Frown wrinkles (glabella)
  • Crow’s feet (smile lines)
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • First appearance of fine lines around the face

Can Baby Botox be combined with other treatments?

Baby Botox can be combined with other treatments, such as Jeuveau and Kybella to target additional areas of concern.

Micro Botox Consultation with Dr. Russo in Champaign-Urbana

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russo focuses on helping patients from the Champaign, Illinois area and beyond to meet their cosmetic goals. If you are in your 20s, 30s or interested in a light version of a Botox treatment, simply contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Russo at Rejuvenis in Champaign-Urbana.