Wrinkle reduction injections are commonly referred to as ‘Botox ®’, short for Botulinum toxin (BTX).
BTX is a purified form of a naturally occurring protein which temporarily prevents muscles in the treated area from contracting and creating wrinkles. This then causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles.
Baby Botox ®
Gone are the days of the frozen or the surprised BTX look and the recent trend has definitely moved towards the more natural look. Dr. Lina Kotecha through her unrivalled experience with BTX, can alter the amount of BTX placed, called ‘Baby BTX” treatments, which can achieve great results with an even more natural feel.
So, what is “Baby BTX” exactly?
Baby BTX is a term which was first coined in the USA, and it was in part because of Martin Scorsese the movie director, who complained that too many of his actresses were “frozen” and unable to act. Many of these actresses started seeking BTX treatments which work, are more natural and wear off more quickly in time for their next part on the big screen.
The Baby BTX treatments involve tiny doses of BTX which are injected into the usual areas. The results are still very similar to when normal doses are given, but more movement is present and it does wear off more quickly. The patient may have to return for the next treatment after 2 months but in time however even with Baby BTX, the results will last a lot longer.
Baby BTX basically gives our patients the choice. If they want the normal dose treatment, Dr. Lina Kotecha will use her unique techniques do achieve very effective, long lasting but still very natural results without the frozen look. Baby BTX, however, can be used for those patients who want to be even more minimal and more natural, or those who just don’t want it to last too long.