From Korea to London:

Skin Botox to Treat Enlarged Pores and Skin Disorders

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Korea is known for the advancements and innovations in aesthetic dermatology and skincare. Korean women are some of the biggest users of Botox in the world, with an estimated 42% of the female population aged between 21 to 55 as having had the treatment. However, one of the more recent uses of Botox in Korea has come to London and has people lining up at dermatology clinics lately, heard of SkinTox or Skin Botox?

Looking for something to help you achieve smooth, flawless skin? Say hello to skin Botox! Also known as “dermo toxin”, ‘micro tox’ or ‘meso tox’, this popular treatment in Korea is perfect for dealing with enlarged pores, fine lines, oily skin and achieving overall smoothness.

Botox vs SkinTox

This treatment is completely different than the type of Botox you might be familiar with. Rather than injecting Botox deep into the facial muscles to smooth lines, which is the traditional use of the muscle-relaxing neurotoxin, smaller amounts are combined with a personalised blend of vitamins and nutrients. Skin Botox is used at a different concentration and is injected as micro droplets into the superficial layers of the skin. It’s not targeting the muscle but rather the skin itself. The two treatments can work really well together as a part of a revitalisation anti-ageing skin programme.

What Does Skin Botox Do?

Traditional Botox works by weakening facial muscles in areas where you may have deep creases, like your forehead, laugh lines, or crow’s feet. This helps to smooth out the skin and prevent further wrinkles from forming.

Skin Botox, on the other hand, targets pores to create an all-over smoothing effect. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as create a more even skin tone. This treatment not only works on small lines, but can also help to prevent lines from forming in the first place. It’s perfect for people with oily skin, as it can help to decrease excess oil production.

Another benefit of Skin Botox is that it not only can help improve your appearance, but also banish breakouts. Since sweat and oil glands are impacted by the procedure, Skin Botox has become a favourite in Korea to keep breakouts at bay. As pores essentially become smaller after the treatment, excess sebum production is reduced – excess sebum/oil can block pores and hair follicles, leading to breakouts.

If you suffer from rosacea, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with the constant redness and tenderness on your skin. Skin Botox may be a long-lasting treatment option that can help.

Recent studies have shown that Botox can be helpful in treating a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea. And while the idea of injecting toxins into your skin may sound a bit counterintuitive, the neurotoxin in Botox (botulinum toxin) actually interferes with the blood vessels’ ability to dilate. This can help reduce the redness associated with rosacea.

An extra perk of Skin Botox is that it won’t weigh down your eyes with the often-dreaded Botox-related heaviness. The injections are only superficial, so they shouldn’t impact the muscles used for facial expressions.

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The Treatment Process

Skin Botox can be administered by either a meso-method or via a micro-needling device depending on the purpose of the treatment. The methods can also be combined with repeated treatment.

Micro-needling is our preferred method for the SkinTox treatment. It involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles, which creates micro-channels through which a highly diluted form of botulinum toxin can penetrate the dermis. This has several advantages over traditional injection treatments, including improved absorption and a more targeted effect. Local anaesthetic is applied prior to the treatment in the form of numbing cream for extra comfort.

The Results

A Skin Botox treatment requires no downtime and is often considered to be an instant facelift with a glass skin effect. For the days following your treatment, it is advisable to take it easy and avoid any strenuous activities or time in a sauna or solarium as this could weaken the effects. Also, be sure to take precautions against UV radiation with a sunscreen that has a high SPF.

Similar to Botox, this is not a very long-lasting treatment, on average 2-3 months. To prolong the effects and enhance the results, we recommend for a personalised treatment plan to be created at the time of consultation with one of Aestha clinic’s highly qualified and skilled regenerative dermatology experts.