What Is Baby Botox and How It Is Used

Posted on August 29, 2022

Baby Botox, also called micro-Botox, describes the new trend in Botox treatments. As its name suggests, a baby Botox treatment uses less of the traditional Botox. The aim of a baby Botox treatment is to give a person a natural, smooth, and younger-looking face without the “plastic” or “frozen” expression that traditional Botox sometimes produces.

But what exactly is baby Botox? How is it exactly used? Are there any risks involved?

In this post, I will talk about the treatment, how it usually goes, and how much the procedure costs. I will also answer the most common questions about the procedure.

What Is the Difference Between Traditional Botox and Baby Botox?

Botulinum toxin (known as Botox) is a substance used to treat muscle spasms, improve facial lines and wrinkles, and reduce excessive perspiration.

When injected into the body, it temporarily prevents muscles from contracting. As a result, it prevents facial movement. This can then lead to smoother skin and reduced wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to decrease sweating on the face or hands.

Baby Botox uses lower doses of botulinum toxin than regular Botox injections. Cosmetic doctors do this to achieve natural results without any negative side effects such as headaches or pain associated with more intense injections.

When Should I Start Getting Baby Botox?

Younger patients usually enjoy the preventative benefits of mini Botox the most.

Still, it remains common to have baby Botox to treat lines that start to set into the skin, or after expression lines settle into the skin.

In these cases, you may get Botox in London with dermal fillers to restore lost volume and fill the static wrinkles below.

You may get the treatments in your mid-20s to early 30s.

How Much Are Baby Botox Treatments in the UK?

The cost of baby Botox in the UK will depend on where you go and what type of facility you are looking for. The average range is £500 to £1,000.

While this may seem expensive, it is important to remember that baby botulinum toxin injections only need to be done once every three to six months.

Is My Baby Too Old for Botox?

The question of how old is too old for botox is likely to come up more often than you might think. The reason for this is simple: adults and children alike tend to have a lot of questions about the procedure, especially when it comes to their own children.

In general, the ideal age range for botox use as a cosmetic treatment is 20 to 40. In addition, Botox can only be legally administered to younger patients whose age is at least 18. So no, it is not ideal to have your baby injected with Botox.

Everything You Want to Know About Baby Botox Injections

Aside from preventing facial movement, here are other things you need to know about baby Botox:

  • Your skin may be tender after the treatment, but this should subside within a week.
  • How long the results last depends on how quickly your body metabolises the product. For most people, baby Botox lasts between three and six months.
  • You may bruise slightly as a result of injections. However, it should go away within two weeks after treatment.

I Tried “Baby Botox” — Here’s What Dermatologists Want You to Know

Unfortunately, many people believe that it’s a medical procedure. However, it isn’t because it’s a cosmetic one.

Baby botox is exactly what it sounds like: Botox injected into the skin of someone with very minor wrinkles (usually people under 30).

The idea behind baby botox is that by injecting the substance early in life, you can prevent wrinkles before they ever start. In theory, this would be amazing if it were true—but as we’ve learned over the years, there’s no such thing as an anti-ageing miracle cure.

Baby Botox or micro Botox and traditional Botox treatments can reduce wrinkles, but it can’t make them go away forever.

There are a lot of misconceptions about baby Botox and how it works.

What Happens During Baby Botox Treatment

You should know how the treatment usually goes.

Prior to the procedure, you and your doctor will discuss the outcomes you hope to achieve.

Your doctor needs to be up with you about the amount of Botox needed, how long they anticipate the effects to last, and what the effects will look like.

I, Dr. Julian De Silva, always use less Botox. More Botox can be easily added later, but once injected into the muscles and usual areas, it cannot be taken out.

Here’s what you should do and expect when getting a Botox treatment in London:

Arrive at the clinic with no makeup and a clean face.

Come makeup-free to your Botox session. Use a cleanser to wash any makeup off your face before your doctor starts the process.

You will receive local or topical anaesthesia.

An alcohol swab might be used to sterilise your face. To reduce any pain, certain medical professionals may add a light local anaesthetic to the injection site.

Next, your doctor will inject your face.

I will then administer the agreed-upon dosage of Botox to certain parts of your face. It shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete.

You can go home the same day.

When you’re done, you’ll be able to stand up from your doctor’s chair and go home.

Risks and Side Effects

Here are the risks and common side effects involved in baby Botox work:

Swelling and Bruising

Any type of injection can result in bruising, so naturally, a Botox treatment can do the same.

However, an expert doctor like me, Dr. Julian De Silva, knows the best methods to reduce the risk of bruising.

I will also tell you how to lessen or handle any bruising after your treatment. In addition, the treated region can still be a little bit red, sore, or swollen after the treatment. However, these symptoms should go away within a few days.

Baby and traditional Botox have the same strength, but different doses.

Pain at the Injection Site

Although many patients don’t experience much pain after getting Botox, you will feel a tiny pinch as the needle pierces your skin.

For those who have a low tolerance for pain or are sensitive to needles, there are topical numbing creams I use.


Similar to bruising, minor visible bleeding may occur at the injection site after the baby Botox has been administered.

As the needle goes through your skin, it can nick a small capillary or vein, leading to blood coming out of the injection site. This bleeding is minor and stops quickly.

Before and After Photos of Patients

Here are some before and after photos of my patients after getting Botox:

This patient was worried about his forehead and frown lines. After getting a traditional dose of Botox, his frozen forehead made him look younger.

This patient was worried about his frown lines and crow’s feet. After getting a full dose of Botox, he looked rejuvenated.

This patient was worried about her under-eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. After getting micro doses using a delicate approach, she enjoyed natural looking results.

How to Prepare for Baby Botox

Here’s how patients can prepare for smaller doses of Botox for subtle results:

1. One week before your appointment, refrain from drinking wine.

Although there is no downtime following treatment, bruising may delay a patient’s ability to reap the benefits of the results.

Your risk of bruising after Botox may increase if you drink alcohol, particularly red wine.

If you want a natural-looking result, you should prepare properly.

2. Anti-inflammatory medications shouldn’t be taken at least a week prior to getting Botox.

Medical professionals including a board certified dermatologist advise patients against using anti-inflammatory drugs for at least seven days before receiving Botox.

3. Prepare mentally.

Getting Botox will change the way you look. You also won’t be able to make proper facial expressions, especially on your forehead since your muscle movement will be affected.
Hence, you must prepare your mind for these changes.

What to Expect After Baby Botox

After your Baby Botox procedure in London, you can expect to look refreshed and rejuvenated. You’ll have no downtime or pain, and there are no side effects to worry about.

There is also no recovery time required. The injection sites can also be easily covered with makeup or foundation to give you a more even appearance. However, you can only use makeup after your doctor approves.

Benefits of Baby Botox

Here are baby Botox uses you must be aware of:

1. Great for people who are new to Botox

Even though the procedure is entirely risk-free when carried out by a licensed cosmetic doctor, some patients feel more comfortable starting with a tiny amount of Botox.

2. Amazing treatment for wrinkles

Even a smaller dose of Botox significantly impacts your wrinkles. Thus, the treatment is ideal for those who want small doses before proceeding to a larger dose for final results.

3. Baby Botox can be customised to meet your needs

Targeting particularly sensitive areas is possible, and each patient’s treatment must be customised to achieve the best results. Baby botox is great for treating minor lines in delicate areas for more natural outcomes.

Since the treatment is done in fewer units, it can give way for more movement without sacrificing the desired result.

Visit Dr. Julian de Silva – Book a Consultation

Are your fine lines and wrinkles bothering you? Do you want to work with a reputable Botox provider who can improve your appearance by toning down your facial expressions and restricting your facial muscles?

I, Dr. Julian De Silva can help. Get rid of those annoying deeper lines and enjoy more natural results by booking a consultation with me now!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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