What is it?
Microbotox, also known as baby Botox, uses a hyper-diluted ratio of botulinum toxin A to achieve that “Korean Glass Skin” effect that is smooth, dewy, taut and naturally lifted. It works by relaxing the smooth muscle components in the superficial layer of the skin, thereby releasing unfavourable tension and gravitational pull of the skin, giving rise to a more bouncy, supple and smooth complexion.
It involves multiple tiny pin-point injections in the uppermost layer of the skin across strategic areas of the face and/or neck. Repeated treatments are often advised to achieve great overall improvement in skin texture, tone and radiance.
There are 3 types of Microbotox specially designed to cater to different needs:
Multiple micro-doses injected along the rim of the face to achieve an overall refreshed look with tighter skin and subtle lifting, including the corner of brows and eyes, as well as reducing mild sagginess at corner of mouth and lower cheeks.
- Nefertiti Lift
Multiple micro-doses injected on lower face, under the chin and on the neck to reduce cheek heaviness and jowls, enhance jawline definition and improve neck skin laxity.
- Skin Refine
Multiple micro-doses injected on T-zone of the face (forehead, nose, mid cheeks) to reduce sebum oil production, improve acne breakouts, control redness and minimize appearance of enlarged pores. It is also commonly done for those without significant skin problems but are looking to achieve a more refined skin texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the effect last?
The microbotox effect generally lasts between 3 to 4 months.
What is the treatment interval?
We recommend repeating treatments on a 3-4 monthly basis. Reinjection is necessary to maintain optimal results.
How soon will I see the effect?
The subtle lifting effect can be seen almost immediately after treatment and it continues to improve till full effect of overall skin refinement and lifting is experienced by day 7-10.
Depending on skin type, some people may only see slight improvement with 1 treatment and will require multiple sessions on a regular basis to achieve more enhanced results.
What to expect during treatment?
The injection feels like multiple tiny ant-bites across the entire treatment area. We will apply a layer numbing cream 20 minutes before the procedure to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes.
Multiple pin-point needle marks can often be seen at the end of treatment.
Is there any downtime?
Yes, there will be a short downtime for this procedure. Multiple small 2-3mm sized raised wheals, similar to small mosquito bites, will be formed over injection sites. They resolve spontaneously in a few hours.
Tiny bruising spots over the injection sites may be seen. They often last about 3-5 days on average, depending on severity of bruising as well as individual skin healing capacity. You can easily conceal the bruising spots with concealer makeup the next day.
How can I minimize the risk of bleeding or bruising?
Avoid consuming vitamin E supplement, omega-3 fish oil, NSAIDs painkillers or blood thinning medications for 3 days before the procedure, unless medically indicated by your doctor*.
*Please discuss with the doctor before you decide to stop regular medications on your own as they may be important for the underlying medical condition.
If you are someone who tends to swell, bleed or bruise easily, we strongly encourage you to start on our Recovery Boost Pack to speed up the healing process and reduce overall downtime.
Are the results permanent?
Microbotox is being broken down naturally by our body over time and the effect usually lasts for 3-4 months. Reinjection is necessary to maintain optimal results.
What is the post-treatment care?
- Continue skincare as per usual routine
- Avoid vigorous massage of treatment areas
- Avoid vigorous exercise (running, swimming, heavy weights training) for at least 1 to 2 days
- Avoid taking alcohol on the day of treatment
- Apply cold packs to areas of bruising or swelling, if any
- Apply makeup only on the next day
What is the estimated price per session?
Depending on the area(s) to be treated, the price of Microbotox starts from $800.
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