What is a botox facial?
This treatment combines a micro-infusion with skin refining topical serums and with botox that deliver customized skin solutions deep into the epidermis but not to the underlying muscle. This allows the botox to tighten the skin and not freeze the face.
Average recovery time?
The average recovery time is 5 days.
About the procedure
A botox facial utilizes the micro-channels created during a micro-infusion treatment to deliver skin refining serums deep into skin without affecting muscle movement. This is a great option for individuals who seek a non-invasive option to help smooth fine lines but are concerned about looking frozen. After the skin has been cleansed and applying numbing anesthetic, the micro-infusion system of choice is then gently moved across the treatment area, creating many, tiny, micro-injuries. The micro-infusion devices may vary, but the size of the needle is typically 0.1-0.25mm in diameter. The goal of this facial is to give patients tighter, younger looking skin and a more rejuvenated appearance while simultaneously delivering nutrients to the skin.
- Avoid accutane for 6 months
- Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, and exfoliant should 3 days prior
- No IPL/laser procedures before
- Try and refrain from waxing, using depilatory creams, shaving or electrolysis 5-7 days prior
- Reschedule if you start to rash, blemish, or have a cold sore develop in the area.
- Skin is cleansed
- Topical Anesthetic is applied
- Botox introduced to skin via a micro-infusion device
- Return to normal activity after 1 day
- Skin dryness, flaking, and shedding 2-7 days after treatment
- Skin more taunt and smoother after 1 week
- Noticeable after 1 treatment
- Maintenance treatment needed every month
- Subtle and not long lasting
While there is no downtime associated with a botox facial, most patients experience minor redness, skin dryness and shedding, these are all expected.
The ideal candidate for botox facials would be someone that wants to improve the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles.
Not recommended for:
This treatment is not recommended for people that has used Accutane in the last 6 months, open wounds or a skin infection in the area, had radiation treatment within the last year, if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a history of keloid scars.
Botox facials are generally well tolerated, redness may be seen after treatment, lasting for up to 2-3 days. Skin may feel warm, tight and itchy for 12-48 hours following treatment but this is temporary. If the treated area is still irritated after 48 hours contact your provider. The skin will be light-sensitive following treatment. Avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen for at least a week after the procedure.