Healthy, flawless and radiant skin – that’s what all women dream of, isn’t it? To achieve this, we spend a lot of money on skin care products, treat ourselves to a wide variety of treatments and, of course, have a fixed skin care routine. Especially wrinkles and fine lines become a bigger and bigger evil and our enemy number 1 after a certain age. Skin aging unfortunately affects everyone and we can’t stop the aging process either. Fortunately, there are effective measures we can take to prevent or at least slow down their formation. What Botox is, we probably do not have to explain to you. But have you heard of Baby Botox or Frownies for wrinkles? Beauty Trends 2022 are celebrated as real anti-aging wonder weapons and are becoming more and more popular among influencers and celebrities! What is all the hype about and do the methods deliver what they promise? You’ll find the answers right now in our article!
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What is Botox?
Although we’ve all heard of Botox (or even had it injected), very few of us know what exactly it is. Botox (botulinum toxin injections) is a substance secreted by the bacterium Costridium botulinum. The substance is the most powerful neurotoxin known and has been used to treat expression lines for more than 20 years. However, Botox not only has a wrinkle-smoothing effect, but is also used in neurology. Thus, it helps with movement disorders, muscle tremors, spasms and is also used to treat migraines. As an anti-aging agent, Botox works by temporarily lifting the movement in the injected tissue – so the muscles remain paralyzed for a certain period of time, which in turn prevents the formation of new wrinkles.
Baby Botox against wrinkles: What’s behind this beauty trend?
First, let us reassure you: baby Botox is not Botox for babies. Rather, the word baby is used to refer to the small amount that is applied during the treatment. Naturalness continues to be one of the biggest beauty trends in 2022 . To counteract the “frozen look” and achieve a more natural result, Baby Botox injects only a fraction of the active ingredient into the top layer of the skin, unlike classic Botox. The treatment can still be used in common areas, such as the forehead and lips.
Baby Botox is particularly popular with women between the ages of 25 and 30 who want to prevent the formation of wrinkles and lines and slow down the aging process. After all, prevention is better than cure, right? The smaller amount usually leaves much of the underlying muscle tissue untouched, and the result is a much more natural look than the usual Botox treatment. Of course, the exact dosage depends on the desired look and the depth of the wrinkles. However, the only disadvantage of Baby Botox is that the effect usually lasts for a maximum of three months.
What should you pay attention to?
Although Baby Botox is a minor and usually harmless treatment, there are still some important aspects to be aware of. Just like classic Botox, the active ingredient is diluted and injected into the appropriate area with a fine needle, and the procedure takes between 10 and 15 minutes.
Before the treatment
In order for you to enjoy the result for a long time and to avoid any mishaps, we explain what you should pay attention to before the Baby Botox.
- Approximately 2 weeks before the treatment you should not take any vaccinations, dental treatments or laser therapy.
- Do not take any blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, vitamins C and E, in the week before the treatment. You should also avoid cortisone and antibiotics.
- On the day of the injection, do not drink alcohol and it is best to come without makeup.
After the treatment
You have decided on Baby Botox and the date is already set? Great! You should pay attention to the following things after the treatment:
- You should refrain from alcohol and smoking for at least 3 hours.
- An upright head position for the first 4-5 hours is extremely important.
- Do not wear make-up for the first 2 days.
- Sport is also absolutely taboo for 2-3 days!
- Refrain from long stays in the sun and any facial treatments for about 10 days.
- At best, you should wait at least 4 weeks before laser treatments, permament make-up and microblading.
Baby Botox risks and side effects
As with all cosmetic treatments, there is a possibility of side effects and risks with Baby Botox. Make sure you are well informed about what you are getting into and get detailed advice from an experienced doctor you trust. It is best to ask for a portfolio of before and after pictures. The possible complications of Baby Botox are very similar to traditional Botox. Here are some of the most common side effects:
- Bruising and swelling at the injection site.
- Muscle weakness
- Headache and dry mouth
- Itching and skin rash
Beauty trend 2022: How do frownies work against wrinkles?
And here comes another beauty trend 2022 that should make wrinkles disappear in no time, and without any procedures and interventions. Frownies are the latest viral TikTok trend and are hailed as an excellent and equally effective Botox alternative. The main patches contain no additional active ingredients and are available in a variety of sizes. They are usually applied before bedtime to the areas where we want to reduce or prevent the formation of wrinkles. Common areas include such as the forehead and the corner of the mouth and eyes.
Expression lines are formed by the movement of facial muscles and it is this process that Frownies against wrinkles take advantage of. So, the patches should prevent our skin from wrinkling in these areas, which in turn prevents and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, the effect is not as long-lasting as Botox or Baby Botox. But according to experience, if you use the Frosties every day for at least 1 month, you can train yourself to use alternative facial movements and “retrain” your facial muscles.
And here’s a quick guide on how to properly apply Frownies:
- First, thoroughly cleanse your face as usual.
- Gently massage the wrinkles for 10-15 seconds to stimulate circulation.
- Lightly moisten the Frownies with water.
- Open the wrinkle in question with two fingers and stick the Frownies directly on it.
- Leave on for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight and carefully remove the Frownies from the skin with a little water.