Los Angeles Microbotox: The HD Lift
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. 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. Many celebrities are using this treatment to achieve a flawless look in front of the camera.
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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Microbotox
- How long does Micro-Botox last?
The length of time results last will vary from one patient to the next, but most patients experience results lasting 3-4 months.
- How long does the treatment take?
Intra-dermal Botox injections can typically be performed in under 30 min, depending on the size of the area being treated.
- Will Micro-Botox affect facial muscle movement?
Micro-Botox is not like conventional Botox, so it does not target any muscles responsible for facial movement. The solution is injected superficially and therefore only targets the upper surface of skin, where oil production and acne occur.
- Is there downtime?
Aside from some minor redness and the possibility of slight bruising, there should be no downtime for this treatment. Immediately after the injections, the skin will be slightly red and bumpy. These side effects usually subside within an hour.
- Is the treatment painful?
Micro-botox injections feel like small pin pricks over the face. We do offer numbing cream for those with a lower pain tolerance and more sensitivity.
- Will the skin look worse after the Botox wears off?
After 3 – 4 months, the skin will gradually go back to normal (the way it was prior to treatment). In order to maintain the beneficial effects, it is necessary to retreat every 3-4 months, or as needed.
- What is the cost?
The cost for micro-botox is determined by area being treated and typically starts at $600.
- How should I prepare for the treatment?
We suggest avoiding fish oil, vitamin E, aspirin, ibuprofen (or any NSAIDS) for a week prior to treatment. If you bruise easily, we recommend taking arnica supplements a few days before and after the procedure.
- What happens after the treatment?
After intra-dermal Botox, we advise you to refrain from exercise, strenuous activity, ibuprofen, alcohol (or other blood thinners) for 24 hours.
To find out if intradermal / Micro-Botox right for you, please request a consultation by calling 310.443.5273.