By using tiny amounts of Botox, we help Microbotox patients create subtle effects for noticeable results. Our patients leave our office feeling more youthful and more energetic, having experienced this rejuvenating treatment.
Recognizing the overwhelming need for smooth flawless skin, Dr. Rivkin recently added a new procedure, called Micro-Botox, to his extensive array of beauty treatments. Although the treatment is not new to the industry, there are very few doctors performing this treatment in the U.S. and he is one of the first in the Los Angeles area.
Micro-Botox makes the skin look delicate, poreless and lifted. Some women even report a naturally powdered look. The injections are performed on a superficial level and do not affect the muscles involved in facial expression, like “conventional” Botox injections. It is the perfect solution for anyone suffering from large pores, oily or acne prone skin.
“I have been a patient of Westside Aesthetics for a few years. I come here once every few months for touch-ups. I like the natural and not over-done look, which is what Dr. Alexander Rivkin and his staff do. Natural appearance. If I have more money, I would go often, for every part of my body.
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.
The length of time results last will vary from one patient to the next, but most patients experience results lasting 3-4 months.
Intra-dermal Botox injections can typically be performed in under 30 min, depending on the size of the area being treated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cost for micro-botox is determined by area being treated and typically starts at $600.
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.
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.