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Micro-Botox for Smooth, Refined Pores and a Solution for Acne - The HD Lift

November 13, 2014
Micro-Botox – The HD Lift

Large pores, oily skin and acne are an absolute nightmare to deal with. Billions are spent every year on acne treatments, skin primers, concealers, foundation and other cosmetic products to achieve smooth, flawless skin. Oftentimes, these products leave the skin looking and feeling worse and with new issues. For many people, Micro-Botox injections have become the perfect solution to achieving an even and refined skin tone.

Also known as intradermal Botox, this treatment works by targeting the sweat and oil glands in the skin as well as the erector pili muscles, which are responsible for opening the pores. By temporarily weakening these muscles and glands, the skin becomes noticeably tighter, smoother and more refined. The procedure makes the skin of your face look delicate, poreless and lifted. Many women also report a freshly powdered look after this treatment. The injections are performed on a superficial level and do not affect the muscles involved in facial expression, like “conventional” Botox injections. In fact, this procedure is ideally done immediately after conventional Botox treatment. Micro-Botox has good synergy with other aesthetic treatments, such as Fraxel or Ultherapy. At Westside Aesthetics, many celebrities are requesting this treatment to achieve a beautiful, flawless look in front of the camera and to get red carpet ready.

Intradermal Botox may also be a solution for people suffering from acne. By suppressing oil production and inhibiting inflammation, Micro-Botox treatment allows the skin to rest and heal. While it should not be the first line of defense against acne, it is definitely worth considering for those who have not seen results from other treatments.

A typical micro-botox treatment takes about 30 minutes and can cost anywhere from $600 and up, depending on the area being treated. Numbing cream can be applied beforehand to eliminate any discomfort, although most patients find this to be unnecessary. Like conventional Botox treatment, it takes around 5-7 days to see results, which can last up to 4 months. While this is not a permanent solution, it definitely saves time and money by cutting down the need for daily rituals such as primers, concealers and topical treatments. After all, there is really no need to layer on the makeup when you have beautiful, clear skin. A bit of sunscreen along with some bronzer and you are good to go.

If you are in the Los Angeles area and would to find out if Intradermal / Micro-Botox is right for you, please request a consultation by calling 310.443.5273. Dr. Rivkin and his staff are experts in the industry and available to answer any questions you may have. Westside Aesthetics is conveniently located between Santa Monica, Brentwood and Beverly Hills.

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