Our outlets will be closed from 26 Mar (Tue) to 27 Mar (Wed) for our annual team bonding event. We will resume operations on 28 Mar (Thu).
Our outlets will be closed from 26 Mar (Tue) to 27 Mar (Wed) for our annual team bonding event. We will resume operations on 28 Mar (Thu).
Close this search box.
Close this search box.

What is Micro Botox (Glass Skin Botox), Korea’s Go-To for Alluring Skin?

By Dr Sue Ho
Microbotox Singapore

Most of us in Singapore are probably familiar with Botox treatments, which involve administering neurotoxin injections to temporarily paralyse targeted facial muscles. This relaxes the muscles parts of the face, to sharpen your jawline and reduce wrinkles caused by muscle movement 

While botox is traditionally not used for smoothening skin, a new trend, micro botox (or baby botox) appears to do so. What is glass skin botox, what are its benefits, and how does it differ from a conventional botox procedure? Read on to find out.

Understanding Glass Skin Botox (Baby/Micro Botox)

Glass skin botox, or micro botox/Baby Botox, is a treatment used to minimise pores, reduce wrinkles and smoothen the skin. 

In this procedure, small amounts of diluted botox are injected into superficial layers of the skin to target superficial muscles and sweat and oil glands. The aim is to reduce oil production and minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines, ultimately achieving a more even complexion. Glass skin botox is especially friendly for those with oily skin and redness associated with rosacea. 

Note: Baby botox is not the same as TikTok’s botox in a bottle! 

What is Micro Botox/Glass Skin Botox Good For?

The benefits of micro botox include:

  • Smaller pores
  • Decreased sweating
  • Decreased sebum production 
  • Reduced fine lines
  • Reduced scars
  • Smoother skin
  • Reduced redness/inflammation

Due to its minimally invasive nature, one of the greatest upsides of a glass skin botox treatment is that you can return to your daily activities right after your procedure, with little to no downtime. You may start noticing improvements within a few days, with full results typically visible within 1-2 weeks.

How Does Glass Skin Botox/Micro Botox Work to Improve Skin Appearance?

Action on superficial muscle fibers

Glass skin botox acts on the superficial fibers of facial muscles, attached to the lower dermis. The higher dilution and low-concentration inhibit the “pulling” effects of the superficial fibers, and preserves the function of the deep muscle fibers, imparting a rested appearance to the face.

Decrease in sweat and sebum production

Glass skin botox has the potential to induce reversible reduction of the sweat and sebaceous glands, thereby, improving skin texture, and luster.

Helps reduce fluid retention

Glass skin botox relaxes muscles guarding lymphatic channels and increases osmolarity in the dermis, leading to fluid retention in the compact dermis. This effect makes the face appear luminous, and usually lasts for 3 months. The multiple needle pricks, relaxed depressor muscles, volume effect, and fibroblast contraction demonstrates a mini “facelift” feel.

Key Differences Between Botox and Micro Botox

Although both treatments are based on the same science of using neuromodulators to partially paralyse the muscles, the techniques used and results achieved are different. The most notable differences are:

The Amount of Botulinum Toxin Used

In a conventional botox procedure, the botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle in its standard form to prevent dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by muscle movement. 

On the other hand, micro botox is a hyper-diluted version of the neurotoxin, administered with a mixture of saline solution, into superficial layers of the skin. This creates a softening effect, without fully paralysing the muscles. 

The Effects

Botox is more commonly used to treat deep wrinkles caused by muscle movement. It is also recommended for: 

  • Reducing lines and creases on the face
  • Lifting the brows
  • Achieving a v-shaped face (jaw reduction)
  • Correcting droopy eyebrows
  • Treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Micro botox, on the other hand, is useful in: 

  • Reducing fine lines that are visible even when your face is at rest
  • Mattifying the face by reducing sebum production 
  • Creating a younger-looking appearance  without the “frozen” sensation that sometimes results from a conventional botox treatment in Singapore

The Depth and Targeted Areas

Botox is administered deeper into the facial muscles, or the dermis (middle layer of the skin). Since glass skin/micro botox is more commonly used to improve skin texture, it is injected into more superficial layers of the skin in microdroplets and distributed across the face.

How Long Do Glass Skin Effects Last?

Results are not permanent and their effects can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Although glass skin botox does not last as long as conventional botox, it generally requires fewer doses and less maintenance. Most individuals may return for touch-ups within these 3-6 months to ensure consistently visible results. 

When Do You Need Glass Skin/Micro Botox?

Microbotox is recommended for those who would like to improve their skin texture and reduce early signs of ageing. Younger adults may also opt for microbotox as a preventative measure to delay the development of wrinkles. 

The treatment can also be used in tandem with other aesthetic procedures such as lasers or injectables, like dermal fillers and skin boosters, for an overall youthful and rejuvenated look. 

If your skin concerns lie more within the realm of treating deeper wrinkles or uneven facial muscles, botox may be a better option for you. Both botox and glass skin/micro botox treatments confer their own set of benefits. This is why it is important to communicate both your skin concerns and desired results with your aesthetic doctor during your initial consultation. Our aesthetic doctors will advise you on what treatment would suit you best. 

Who is Not Suitable for Glass Skin/Micro Botox?

Glass skin/micro botox is suitable for most people, is low-risk, and is generally well-tolerated. However, it should be avoided if:

  • You have a skin infection
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have a neurological or muscular disorder
  • You have a known allergy or sensitivity to botulinum toxin

During your consultation, let your aesthetic doctor know if you experience any of these circumstances, and inform them of any medication you are currently on. Some medications may interact with botulinum toxin, and your doctor will be able to advise you of any contraindications. 

Consult SL Aesthetic Clinic for Glass Skin/Micro Botox Treatment

If you are on the hunt for a subtle, natural-looking solution to improve your skin texture, treat fine lines and soften wrinkles, glass skin botox may be the right treatment for you. 

Here at SL Aesthetic Clinic, we offer a wide range of medical-grade solutions for your skin concerns and to tackle early signs of ageing. Contact us for a detailed consultation and comprehensive treatment plan for your aesthetic goals today. We can advise you on the price of glass skin botox treatment in Singapore and answer any queries you have.m


Depending on your skin condition and the size of the area to be treated, between 10 and 30 units of Botox may be used.

You may not use your existing Botox package for this treatment due to its advanced injection technique. The price of glass skin botox depends on the size of the area to be treated.

Yes, when administered by a trained and qualified professional, micro Botox is considered safe with minimal risks.
Side effects may include minor bruising, swelling, or temporary redness at the injection sites. Serious complications are rare.

A session usually takes around 15-30 minutes, making it a convenient “lunchtime” procedure. 

You may start noticing improvements within a few days, with full results typically visible within 1-2 weeks.

Your provider will provide specific instructions, but generally, you should avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise immediately after treatment. Gently cleanse your face, do not massage on the treated area and only go for facials 3 days after treatment. 

Yes, micro botox can be combined with other treatments like conventional Botox, dermal fillers or laser therapy for more comprehensive results. Both can be done in the same session.

You can expect a consultation, topical application of numbing cream followed by the injections. Discomfort is acceptable as tiny 33G needles are used for the procedure.

There are tiny blebs in the skin immediately after the procedure, which typically subside within an hour. There is usually no downtime, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after.

The number of sessions required varies, but many people see improvements after just one session.

Yes, you can resume your skincare routine.

Yes, the results of micro botox are often praised for their natural and subtle improvement in skin texture and appearance. Micro botox does not affect the deep facial muscles responsible for our facial expressions.

Following your micro botox procedure, you can do simple facials 24 hours after. For chemical peels, facials that involve machines (hydrafacial, I2PL, M22) or anything with pressure (bojin, gua sha) we recommend waiting one week. For anything that involves a dermaroller or RF, we recommend waiting two weeks. 

Like what you read? Share them!

Like what you read? Share them!