Baby Botox in Algonquin

Baby Botox

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Softer, More Youthful Skin

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When it comes to Botox, one of the primary concerns for many people is worrying about looking “done.” Though we always aim for the most natural result, some patients prioritize subtle results above all. If you’re looking to smooth your skin for a truly undetectable result, consider Baby Botox in Chicago at CaTara.

The typical Botox treatment is 4 injections at 0.1 ml per dose at a time. Baby Botox, sometimes referred to as microtox, is a special neurotoxin technique where providers use 1/4 of this typical dose for a more delicate effect on the skin.

This much smaller dose of neurotoxin is great for those who do not require the standard dose of 20 units—or who prefer to keep their Botox treatments to themselves. The results are noticeable, yet imperceptible!

Baby Botox in Algonquin

Treatment Details

What it Treats

Forehead Lines & Wrinkles
Lines & Wrinkles Between Brows
Crow’s Feet
Around the Mouth
Masseters (Jawline)
Lateral brows (Botox Brow Lift)

Procedure Time

15 to 30 minutes


Female and Male
18 or older

Recovery & Downtime

While not a painful treatment, we can provide you with an ice pack immediately after your Baby Botox injections. This helps reduce any redness or swelling if necessary. There is no required downtime after Baby Botox in Algonquin. 

You can get this procedure done on your lunch break and go right back to your regular schedule. As with any skin treatment, we advise you to avoid direct UV exposure and rigorous exercise for a few days following your treatment.

Why Try Baby Botox in Algonquin?



Not only is Botox FDA-approved, but it’s also backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies.


A Better Option for Certain Candidates

Those with small foreheads, younger patients in their 20s, or those who do not want their results to look “done” are excellent candidates for Baby Botox.



Baby Botox is the perfect solution for those who prioritize very subtle results that still make your skin look and feel more youthful.

The Baby Botox Process

What to Expect


When you come to CaTara for Baby Botox in Algonquin, you will meet one of our aesthetic injectors for an initial consultation. We make sure this is the best treatment for your needs and discuss your goals and desired results. After your consultation, you will know how much product is necessary and the cost of the treatment.

Get Your Injections

To ensure precision and optimal results, we will study your facial expressions and mark where the injections will go. Botox uses ultra-thin needles to minimize any pain or discomfort. We can provide you with a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area if necessary. After the 10 to 15-minute injection process, you may leave our Chicago office and continue your day. However, we do ask that you stay out of the sun without adequate protection and you keep your head upright for 4 hours.

Next Steps

After your Baby Botox treatment, we’ll give you instructions on aftercare and tips to help you maintain your results. Since Botox is not permanent, you will need maintenance treatments to keep your results long-term. We welcome you to schedule any follow-up appointments as needed.

Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid aspirin (e.g., Bayer, Excedrin) and other blood-thinning medications (e.g., Vitamin E, Fish Oil) for at least 10 days before injections. If you are taking this medication under your doctor’s direction, be sure to speak with them for permission before discontinuing it.
  • Avoid ibuprofen (e.g., Advil, Motrin) for 3 days before injections. Note: if you’re concerned about pain or bruising, you can take Tylenol before your appointment.
  • Avoid alcohol for 2 days prior to injections, as this too can thin the blood and cause bruising during treatment.
  • Discontinue use of retinoid (Vitamin A) products for 2 days before & after treatment.
  • Consider a zinc supplement in the weeks leading up to your Botox injections. Studies have shown that higher levels of zinc in the body are related to higher efficacy of Botox and other injectables.
  • Make sure your skin is properly hydrated by drinking adequate amounts of water and using moisturizer morning and night.

Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Not touching or massaging the injection site to avoid moving the material to a spot it wasn’t intended to be.
  • Keeping your head upright.
  • Avoiding direct sun exposure and use sunscreen when outside as UV rays can disperse the injectable faster in your skin, making the effects shorter (not to mention the acceleration of aging by the sun!).
  • Avoiding scrubs, toners, and abrasive cleansers for at least a week to ensure you do not disrupt the precisely applied Botox.
  • Sleeping face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
  • Avoiding strenuous activity or aerobics for 24 hours after your injections.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Botox and Baby Botox?

The only difference between Botox and Baby Botox is the dose amount. Typically, providers inject Botox in a dose of 4 units/0.1 ml at a time. Baby Botox comes in 1 unit/0.1 ml dose increments; this allows for a more subtle treatment effect. Baby Botox more readily offers a soft look for those who require less than 20 units of Botox.

How much does Baby Botox cost?

Since it uses less product, Baby Botox typically costs less than regular Botox. We determine the price with factors like the amount of units you receive and the number of treatment areas. Cost is unique to each patient, so the best way to find out the cost of Baby Botox for you is with a consultation.

When will I see results for Baby Botox in Chicago?

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours after your injections with full results seen in 14 days.

How long do the results last?

The results of Baby Botox generally last up to 4 months, depending on your skin type and the depth & severity of your lines.

Will my face look overdone or unnatural?

The experts at CaTara have years of experience performing thousands of Botox injections. With all of our Botox treatments, and especially Baby Botox, you can trust that we will deliver subtle, natural results from a highly trained and experienced medical expert in facial anatomy. No one should be able to tell you’ve had any “work” done.

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