Treatment for Enlarged pores
BOTOX normally targets the muscles of facial expression. In the instance with Intradermal-BOTOX, it is not injected into the muscles of facial expression but on the fine muscles in the skin that control pore size – the erector pili. These muscles are the ones that make your hair stand on ends or cause goose bumps. The effect of BOTOX injected in this manner closes the skin’s pores. This makes the skin look more refined and “matte”.
Intradermal BOTOX (also called Micro-BOTOX) targets the muscles responsible for opening pores. Intradermal Botox is useful for people with almost perfect skin to take it to the next level of refinement. It is not so useful as a treatment for oily skin or acne.
Background and History
Coinciding with the popularity of Mesotherapy, its techniques have also been used with BOTOX in skin rejuvenation. The idea was first suggested by doctors who gave diluted doses of BOTOX in multiple epidermal blebs. Much like they would do with Mesotherapy drugs. They claimed that BOTOX injected in this manner had skin rejuvenation and lifting effects that far surpassed results previously observed with conventional BOTOX Cosmetic. The medical profession looked skeptically at meso-BOTOX and initially attributed this to the multiple punctures causing a certain degree of healing injury and hence more collagen regeneration. “Meso-anything” is still viewed by many to be highly suspicious of its claims. Skeptics were proven wrong in this particular instance with Meso-BOTOX. It is one of the more well known off-label indications for Botox.. The name has also been changed to Micro-BOTOX or Intradermal BOTOX in order to dissociate it from “meso-anything.”
Intradermal Botox works by the following mechanisms:
Intradermal BOTOX is now known to deliver its main benefit from blocking the muscle activity of smooth muscle fibers around pores. Smaller pores means smaller skin surface area and hence a lifting effect when skin is stretched over the face.
Within the skin, Intradermal-BOTOX suppresses oil production and is an inhibitor of inflammation cased by acne. Intradermal BOTOX gives previously greasy and acne-prone skin a chance to heal in the 3-4 months without acne such that there is less PIH and uneven tones. Skin actually heals with Intradermal BOTOX.
This is the finishing touch to anyone who already has beautiful skin.
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