What is


Micro-Botox (also known as Meso-Botox or intradermal Botox) is the injection of neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® into the inner layer of the skin to treat skin crepiness, rosacea, acne, oil production, and much more. Similar to Botox treatments, you will receive botulinum toxin injections to the skin, however, the solution is much more diluted.

Essential Aesthetics is proud to be one of the first medical spas in the Bay Area to offer this treatment to our patients.


Does It Work

When injected, Micro-Botox causes your sweat and sebaceous glands to shrink, visibly reducing pore size. This causes the skin to appear smoother, clearer, and less oily. Unlike regular BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® injections, Micro-Botox is injected superficially so there is no loss of movement or a “frozen” look in the face. Instead, it works underneath the surface of the skin to fill out lines, wrinkles, and even cellulite.

How Does It Work

Am I A Candidate

for Micro-Botox?

If you suffer from any of the following skin concerns, Micro-Botox may be the right treatment for you:

  • Oily/Acne-Prone Skin: For those with large pores and oily skin, Meso-Botox causes them to shrink, making the skin smoother, clearer, and less oily.
  • Acne Scarring: When injected into the borders of acne scars, Micro-Botox relaxes the edges of the scars, making them less visible.
  • Skin Crepiness: Crepey skin can form anywhere on the body, but mostly is noticeable around the eyes, neck, decolletage, and above the elbows and knees. Unlike regular Botox injections, Micro-Botox is able to treat crepey skin because it helps relax the superficial fibers of the muscle that create the appearance of crepey skin.
  • Lines and/or Wrinkles: Although conventional Botox is used to treat dynamic lines and wrinkles as well, some patients prefer Micro-Botox treatment because it does not create a frozen look.
  • Jowls: As we age, our skin loses elasticity, especially in the lower face. When injected into these areas, Meso-Botox creates a lift in the jowls, making the jawline more prominent and reducing the appearance of sagging in the lower face.
  • Cellulite: Cellulite is part of women’s biology and nine out of 10 women have it. Meso-Botox helps fill in the cellulite so it is not as noticeable and also helps with circulation in the treated area.
  • Rosacea: Micro-Botox is also an effective treatment for rosacea because it interferes with the blood vessels’ ability to dilate, slowing the surge of blood flow to the skin, reducing redness, and flushing.


To Expect

At the time of your consultation, Dr. Ellie Zarnegar will discuss with you any concerns you may have about your skin to determine if Micro-Botox is the right treatment for you. She will then use a tiny needle to strategically administer the product just below the skin’s surface. The treatment can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes depending on the area being treated. The treatment typically lasts between 3-4 months, but it varies from patient to patient.

Get Micro-Botox Injections

In Danville, CA

Still not sure if this is the right treatment for you? Schedule a consultation with us and we can help you determine which treatment is best for your skin. You can also call or text us at 925.855.1773 if you have any questions about our services.