What is it?
“Baby tox” or preventative tox involves strategically injecting smaller doses of neurotoxin into targeted muscles to achieve a more natural or softer result. Manufacturers recommend dosing based on treatment area (i.e. 20 units for a forehead). This is not always the best course of action. Why? Dosing should be individualized based off of your unique anatomy, muscle strength, aesthetic goals, and other factors. If we injected every patient the same, we would undoubtedly see more unsatisfactory results like heavy brows and frozen or plastic expressions. The goal with baby tox is to prevent the formation of deep lines and wrinkles, while providing a fresh, natural looking result- you, but better.
Is it right for me?
With neurotoxins, dose = duration. It is important to note that you may see your provider more frequently throughout the year if you are receiving baby tox. For optimal maintenance, we recommend paying attention to your facial expressions. When you start to notice dynamic (expression) lines returning, it is likely time to book your next appointment. We see most patients every 2.5 to 3 months on average; although, some patients may get 4 months out of a treatment. The duration of your tox is dependent on several factors such as your metabolism, lifestyle factors and potential resistance. We highly recommend taking a zinc supplement and using medical-grade skincare (like ZO retinol and SPF) at home to get the most out of your investment.
What else do I need to know?
If you ask our injectors at Lara, the answer we likely be yes. We find that preventative tox provides more personalized, refined results with a higher level of patient satisfaction. Something to note, baby tox comes from experience and advanced training; we advise doing your research to find a skilled injector if you are interested in this treatment. While most people are candidates for preventative tox, some circumstances may call for higher, corrective neurotoxin dosing. This is where your injector comes in!
Lara Clinic | Kalli K. Rohleder RN, BSN