Updated: Mar 22, 2021
Skin Botox is the most popular micro injectable treatment in South Korea. BTS (a K-pop star group) speaks publicly about Skin Botox being their favorite treatment, and it has been growing in popularity in the US.
Skin Botox is, more or less, instant glass skin — no magical serums or multistep routines needed. To achieve it in this injectable form, the same neurotoxic protein (aka Botulinum toxin) is utilized as in classic Botox procedures. However, Korean dermatologists change up their needlework, if you will, for Skin Botox to target different parts of the face.
When Botox is injected into the skin for wrinkles, or muscles like in the case of treating high-movement areas or TMJ, a different result is achieved. In this new way of using Botox, we also inject it into the outer layer of the skin for a lifting and smoothing effect.
What are some immediate results from Skin Botox?
Pores and creases benefit most from Skin Botox. The injectable tightens them to reduce their appearance and make the skin look brighter in the process
In other words, traditional Botox irons out and prevents deep creases in the skin by weakening muscles in specific areas of the face, like your forehead, laugh lines, or crow's feet. Skin Botox, on the other hand, targets pores to create an all-over smoothing effect.
This treatment does not go down to muscle, but works especially well on small lines and to prevent lines from forming. It can also help people with oily skin to decrease unwanted oil production.
Another benefit of Skin Botox is that it can banish breakouts. Because sweat and oil glands are impacted by the procedure, as well, Skin Botox has become a favorite in South Korea to keep breakouts at bay. As pores essentially become smaller from the procedure, excess sebum production is reduced - excess sebum/oil can block pores and hair follicles, leading to breakouts.
An additional advantage of Skin Botox is that it does not give your eyes the dreaded heavy feeling often associated with Botox. Because the injections are very superficial, they should not affect the muscles involved in facial expression.
How long does Skin Botox last?
Because of its immediate, incredible results, "A lot of celebrities get [Skin Botox] before they go on air. The effects don't last long, though average 2-3 months. This is about the same amount of time as typical Botox.
For longer-lasting results, We recommend an RF treatment such as RF Needling, or Hifu treatment, and Classic Microneedling to stimulate long-lasting collagen and smooth wrinkles.
How much does Skin Botox Cost?
Small microdroplets of botulinum toxins, like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are used to achieve desired results with Skin Botox, and prices start at $950 going up to $1,200, depending on how much product is used around the face.
For any questions or concerns, or to discuss if Skin Botox is right for you, please don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with Stella.