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Can microbotulinum treatment be used to treat skin flaws as well as wrinkles and fine lines?

Updated: Feb 22

With smaller injections and more diluted doses, also known as microbotulinum treatment, Aesthetic Practitioners can heighten the effectiveness of anti-wrinkle injection treatment beyond the existing levels used in the common injection procedure.

adult woman receiving microbotulinum treatment

We often talk about and herald the benefits of anti-wrinkle injections through the eyes of our clients. After all, how can you not love a simple injection which helps prevent muscle contraction in the face from creating deep folds and wrinkles?

However, teams of plastic surgeons are now taking this one step further – with various studies now showing that through innovative methods, smaller injections and more diluted doses, Aesthetic Practitioners may in fact be able to heighten the effectiveness of anti-wrinkle injection treatment beyond the existing levels used in the common injection procedure.

What is the microbotulinum treatment?

The study as published by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery whitepaper suggested that smaller microdoses of the botulinum toxin injection could impact the texture and roughness of the skin. The way the study was conducted used lots of tiny doses of the diluted solution, creating multiple injection sites all over the face from the forehead, up the cheekbone and down to the jawline. These microinjections were planted into the superficial dermis of the face, using 32 needles across 150 different sites to create a well-rounded end effect.

Of course, as with any clinical study, the delivery of the procedure is not as straightforward as it may sound. The sites for injection were not random; instead, Aesthetic Practitioners created and used varying grid patterns across the trial participants in order to ascertain the ideal injection points for different outcomes. The way that this is designed to work is by creating tiny percentage improvements all over the face, rather than bigger and more impactful improvements in more targeted or specific areas.

young woman with fine lines on forehead

The results

In short, the study was successful – finding that micro-doses can be used to effectively treat skin flaws that impact the skin’s texture and microroughness. The study also showed that the same treatment could reduce enlarged pore size on the skin, with the best results being seen on those aged between 36.5 and 53 years old.

The high level of patient satisfaction from trial sessions shows that this innovative way of using anti-wrinkle injection treatment in London may just provide us with new ways of treating different skin conditions and aesthetic traits in the future. More trials will follow to understand more about varying quantities and unit numbers can alter the length and duration of results, and how effective results are across different time periods.

How to get started on your journey to becoming an Aesthetic Practitioner

This article is designed to introduce the new anti-wrinkle injection trials to anyone and everyone. For those who are looking for a deeper understanding of aesthetic procedures and who want to be a part of the future of aesthetic treatments and procedures.


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