MicroTox® is a procedure that uses botulinum toxin type A (the main ingredient in Botox®). The procedure requires a special approach and should only be performed by a licensed and trained injector. It can help to deliver a “shrinkwrap” approach, which can reduce fine lines and wrinkles while maintaining the natural contours of your skin. Here’s how!
What Is MicroTOX®?
Using MicroTox® can help to enhance your Botox® results, as well as significantly cut the time it takes to see your results! While it is a Botox® treatment at heart, the injection approach and the ingredients of each unit vary slightly to help deliver a more advanced result.
MicroTox® offers instant skin tightening treatments, which means patients can see the results of their Botox® injections almost immediately. Unlike the traditional approach, which can take up to a week for improvements to be seen in the skin, patients can walk out of the office with a visible improvement. This is because of the specialized technique that delivers powerful enhancements directly beneath the skin. This allows for a more subtle improvement of fine lines and skin definition without targeting the muscles to potential stiffen the face.
How does it work?
The MicroTox® procedure is similar in concept to the Microneedling technique. The “micro” in both of their names refer to the ultra-thin hair-like needles used to penetrate the skin. These tiny needles are virtually painless and allow the Botox® solution to be infused directly into strategic areas throughout the face.
The traditional method of receiving Botox® involves injecting units directly into the muscles, which is intended to help temporarily reduce movement. This relaxes the muscles and ultimately reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The process happens over time and most patients will see their final results within 3-7 days. For many patients with moderate to severe signs of aging, this can be the most beneficial option. Botox® can also be used for many other medical or cosmetic needs, so for some, this will always be the best option.
However, for patients who want to see improvements immediately and simply wish to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, without risking an unnaturally smooth appearance, MicroTox® might be the solution. Benefits of the procedure include:
Tighten skin around the face, eyes, and neck
Reduced appearance of crow’s feet and drooping around the eyelids