Most IPLs and Lasers treatments can reduce pores indirectly. Even a chemical peel has some benefits. Intradermal BOTOX (also known as Micro-BOTOX or Meso-BOTOX) directly targets the muscles that open pores.
HOW’S INTRADERMAL BOTOX DIFFERENT?
In this instance, Intradermal BOTOX 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 literally within the skin, hence the name Intradermal BOTOX. They are the ones that make your hair stand on ends or cause goose bumps. The effect of BOTOX injected in this manner contracts the skin’s pores.
Intradermal Botox is the finishing touch to almost perfect skin. From our experience it does not show so much effect if there is severe oiliness or active acne still going on…
Shots of Dysport placed intradermally along the hairline has also be shown to cause an immediate lifting of the face in a procedure termed Dermalift. More research needs to be done as to the exact mechanism of action. My take is that the immediate lifting effect is cause by swelling in the skin only and has nothing to do with the Dysport.
MICRO-BOTOX ALSO HAS A FACELIFT EFFECT
Smaller pores result in a smaller skin surface area hence making skin more stretched out over the face. This is of course in theory only. The effects are quite mild. More research needs to be done with regards to this.
The shots along the jaw line reduce the downward drag of the platysmus muscle. A non-surgical facelift we call the “The BOTOX Lift” is as such achieved.
OUR RECOMMENDED SYNERGISTIC COMBINATIONS
We recommend that Intradermal-BOTOX be done together with a Carbon Peel or IPL for their synergistic properties in the reduction of active acne and post-acne marks (PIH). It is also good in the control of acne-like eruptions associated with Rosacea. When used as The BOTOX Lift, we recommend that it be done with Ulthera or Thermage, again for the synergistic effects.