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In this article, our experts will carefully explain the features, effects, pain, downtime, and risks of Skin Botox water light injections and other points of concern.

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What is Skin Botox (Microbotox) x Aquaphor injection?

Skin Botox (Micro Botox) Suikoh Injection is a skin beautification treatment in which a procedure called "Skin Botox" is performed with a device called "Suikoh Injection".

The effects of both the formulation used for Skin Botox and the stimulation of the water light injections can be expected.

What is Skin Botox?

Skin Botox is a procedure in which a botulinum toxin preparation, represented by "Botox" from the "skin," is diluted with saline solution and injected finely throughout the face.

Since the injection area ranges from the shallow skin (dermis) to the surface of the facial muscles (fascia), it is expected to be effective for problems originating from the skin such as sebum and fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Botox alias

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected in very small (micro) units (U) over a wide area, hence the name "microbotox"; botulinum toxin is injected into the skin (dermo), hence "dermotoxin"; and the injection method, in which the drug is injected directly into the affected area using a syringe, etc., is called "mesotherapy. Mesobotoxin is called by various names, such as "Mesobotox" because the injection method is called "mesotherapy.

What is Botox Botrynstoxin?

Botulinum toxin is a protein extracted from the bacterium botulinum. It works by inhibiting the release of a chemical called acetylcholine, which transmits commands from nerve cells to other cells, and by blocking the nerves that lead to muscle movement and to the glands that secrete sebum and sweat. When excessive muscle movement is suppressed, it leads to the improvement of expression wrinkles.

The name "Botox" is a registered trademark of Allergan. In addition, Allergan's Botox Vista🄬, a type A botulinum toxin preparation, is approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the term "Botox" generally refers to this preparation.

However, botulinum toxin preparations from other companies are also commonly referred to as Botox. Similarly, the formulations used for skin botox (microbotox) are produced by a variety of manufacturers.

What is Aquatic Light Injection?

The water light injection is a machine that injects the drug speedily and evenly with nine stamp-shaped needles per shot, with minimal pain. In addition to the effect of the drug, a collagen thickening effect can be expected due to the action of repairing the needle holes.

For more information on aquatic light injections, please see the following article.

Note that botulinum toxin carries the risk of unnatural-looking results if the amount or position of the injection is incorrect, but the depth and amount can be kept constant with hydrophotonic injections.

Difference between Skin Botox (Microbotox) and Botox in general

Skin Botox is injected in a different amount and to a different extent than standard Botox, and therefore has a different expected effect.

 Skin Botox (Micro Botox)General Botox
cisternShallow layer of skin to muscle surface finely injectedDirect injection into the muscle
Injection rangeone's whole faceForehead, between the eyebrows, around the corner of the eyes, around the mouth, gills, etc.
Expected BenefitsMuscle movement is left in place, improving fine lines, firmness, mild sagging, excessive secretion of sebum, and skin beautifying effects.Reduces muscle movement and improves wrinkles and gills caused by facial muscles
riskInternal bleeding, swelling immediately after injection, etc.Internal bleeding, left-right difference, unnatural facial expressions, etc.

Typical Botox injections are injected in sufficient quantities primarily into the facial muscles.

Botulinum toxin inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which suppresses the "commands to move muscles" transmitted from the nerves, weakening muscle movement.
The main effect is to reduce the appearance of "expression wrinkles" caused by the movement of facial muscles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the corners of the eyes and mouth. It is also used to make the face appear smaller by reducing the firmness of the gills that have developed due to clenching, etc., and to adjust the smile by injecting into the muscles around the mouth.

On the other hand, Skin Botox (MicroBotox) is injected into a layer shallower than the muscle, aiming to improve skin texture and appearance while leaving muscle movement intact.

Four Benefits of Skin Botox

Skin Botox is expected to have the following main effects

  1. Suppression of sweat and sebum, improvement of acne
  2. Maintains natural facial expression and improves fine lines and wrinkles
  3. Pore tightening and skin beautifying effects
  4. Skin tightening and mild sagging improvement

Effects➀Inhibition of perspiration and sebum, improvement of acne

Sweat and sebum are secreted by acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter sent to the sweat and sebaceous glands. When botulinum toxin is injected into the dermis layer, where the sweat and sebaceous glands are located, acetylcholine is suppressed, thereby reducing sweat and sebum secretion.

Overproduction of sebum leads to clogged pores and proliferation of acne bacteria, which in turn leads to inflammatory acne. Skin Botox is expected to improve acne from its root cause. In addition, the suppression of perspiration and sebum will also prevent makeup from falling off.

Note that the following paper reports that sebum secretion in patients with oily skin was reduced by Skin Botox.

Twenty-five patients with oily skin were treated in the forehead area with intradermal injections of botulinum toxin (= Skin Botox). (omitted) Treatment with botulinum toxin significantly reduced sebum secretion at 1 week, 1, 2, and 3 months after injection (p < 0.001, t-test). 21 patients (91%) reported satisfaction (50-75% improvement) with intradermal botulinum toxin injection as a treatment for oily skin.

Amy E Rose, David J Goldberg.Safety and efficacy of intradermal injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of oily skin. Dermatologic surgery :. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al. 2013Mar;39(3Pt1);443-8. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12097.

Effect 2: Maintains natural facial expression and improves fine lines and wrinkles

The corners of the eyes and above the eyebrows are areas that are prone to fine wrinkles due to dryness and daily eye movements.

By injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into the surface of the facial muscles at a shallow depth in the skin, fine lines and wrinkles can be improved without weighing down the eyelids or affecting facial expression.

Effect 3) Pore tightening and skin beautification

Botulinum toxin is finely injected into the surface of the facial muscles from the shallowest part of the skin, which suppresses excessive secretion of sweat and sebum, atrophies pores and sweat glands, tightens pores, and produces a beautiful skin effect.

It also slightly reduces muscle movement and smoothes the skin surface.

Effect 4: Skin tightening and improvement of mild sagging

When botulinum toxin is injected into the dermis layer, it reaches the fascia on the surface of the facial muscles that are in contact with the dermis layer. If the sagging is mild, improvement can be expected without inhibiting muscle movement, leaving the natural expression of the face.

In addition, the needles of the hydroxyapatite injections stimulate the dermal layer, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the source of firmness and elasticity. As the skin tightens, you will feel a natural lifting effect.

People for whom Skin Botox is recommended.

  • People with oily skin and acne
  • People who are concerned about shine, makeup breakdown, and visible pores.
  • People who are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles
  • People who want to prevent wrinkles
  • People who want to undergo various procedures at the same time as other procedures if there is going to be downtime anyway.

When the effect of Skin Botox (Microbotox) will appear, how long it lasts, and how often it should be performed.

  • Time of effect: 1 to 2 weeks later
  • Duration of effect: Peak after 3-4 months, not permanent
  • Recommended treatment interval: every 4 to 9 months

Effects may vary from person to person.

After the peak, the effect is gradually lost, so regular maintenance is recommended. In addition, it tends to be easier to realize and maintain the effect after a number of times than the first time.

Is there pain from the Skin Botox (Microbotox) water light injections procedure.

  • There is a stinging pain when the needle is inserted.
  • Pain is relieved by the use of anesthesia during the surgery.

Because of the multiple needle sticks involved in the water-light injections, the use of surface and local anesthesia is recommended for this procedure. Both of these procedures are performed while the patient is conscious. Skin sensation may remain dull for 1-2 hours after the procedure due to the anesthesia.

Although the use of laughing anesthesia can alleviate anxiety, it is Smart Skin Clinic's policy not to use anesthesia that imposes a greater financial and physical burden on the client than is necessary.

Downtime duration, symptoms, and course of Skin Botox (Microbotox) Hydroxy Injection

  • Little or no disruption to daily life
  • Temporary redness, swelling, and pain at the site of injection
  • If internal bleeding appears, it can be covered with makeup.

Please be assured that general activities will not be significantly affected.

After the surgery, there may be some temporary discomfort, but it will settle down in 2-3 weeks.

In rare cases, internal bleeding may take 10-14 days to fade. The area around the eyes is prone to internal bleeding, but most cases can be concealed with foundation or concealer.

On the day

  • Redness, swelling, and pain subside in a few hours.
  • Injection scars will settle in a few days.

The next day

  • Makeup can be applied after 24 hours.

1 to 2 weeks

  • Effects appear, internal bleeding, if present, fades gradually.

[2 to 3 weeks].

  • A sense of discomfort settles in.

Skin care and how to spend your time after Skin Botox (Microbotox) Aquaphor injections

Here are some things you should not do or avoid in order to enhance the effectiveness of your treatment after skin botox.


  • Refrain from activities that promote blood circulation.
  • Moisturizing and UV protection
  • Do not touch the treatment area more than necessary

[What not to do in the next 24 hours

  • strenuous exercise
  • sauna
  • Bathing in hot temperatures
  • excessive drinking
  • Use of retinol and hydroquinone cream

[What to avoid in the next 24 hours].

  • motion
  • take a bath
  • drinking alcohol (sake)
  • Makeup on the injected area *24 hours after the injection (the next day is also acceptable)

[What you may do in the next 24 hours.

  • Washing face|Please do so gently so as not to cause friction.
  • Skin care|Please use non-irritating cosmetics and moisturize mainly.

[To be avoided within a week.

  • Massage around the treatment area
  • Use of retinol and hydroquinone cream
  • Intense exercise, sauna, alcohol consumption, etc.

There are two main reasons why the body should not be warmed up.

  • Due to delayed wound healing
  • Because of the possibility of botulinum toxin degeneration and failure to settle

There are small needle holes on the surface of the skin after surgery and invisible wounds in the skin. While the wound is healing, refrain from warming it up, as this will impair the healing process.

In addition, botulinum toxin is made of protein, which is heat sensitive and denatures at high temperatures. If the body temperature rises due to hot baths or saunas, the effect of the formulation may be lost or the blood flow may increase, making it more difficult for the formulation to settle.

Risks and precautions for Skin Botox (Microbotox)

  • allergy
  • infection
  • Long-term large doses produce antibodies.
  • Problems with the nature or management of the formulation make it ineffective.

There is a risk of developing allergies to botulinum toxin because it is a protein. In addition, there are indigenous bacteria in the skin, and because needles are used, the risk of infection is not zero. After surgery, avoid touching the affected area more than necessary. If redness, swelling, or pain intensifies, please consult the clinic.

Although the amount of Skin Botox injected is very small, repeated treatments in a short period of time without adhering to the treatment interval may result in the formation of antibodies and render the treatment ineffective.

Advantages and disadvantages of Skin Botox (Microbotox) Hydroxy Injection


  • Maintains a natural look
  • Less pain
  • Little or no downtime
  • Repeated treatments provide higher results.
  • Can be performed at the same time as injections of JUVELUX, REDURAN, etc.


  • No immediate effect.
  • Effects are not permanent.
  • Not effective for deep wrinkles and sagging skin

The disadvantages of skin botox will be acceptable if you understand how it works and its effects.

Skin Botox takes 1-2 weeks to show its effects. In addition, the effect peaks after 3 to 4 months and gradually subsides, so regular maintenance is required to maintain the effect.

Skin Botox is not indicated for deep grooved wrinkles caused by sagging skin. The indication for Skin Botox will be confirmed at the time of consultation.

What is the site of administration of Skin Botox (Microbotox) Hydroxy Injection?

Can be administered to the entire face (forehead, between the eyebrows, outer corners of the eyes, lower eyelids, cheeks, nose, and facial line)

While Botox is generally injected into the facial muscles, Skin Botox can be injected into the entire face because it works on the shallow layers of the skin.

Can be applied on the same day as other drugs

Skin Botox can be used in combination with other agents such as Jubelux, Rejelan, and Chiara Rejuvenation, as well as with Botox in general. Receiving the treatment on the same day will result in a higher skin beautification effect.

For more information on the effects of Rejuran, Jubeluk, and Chiara Rej, please see the following articles.

Features of Smart Skin Clinic's water light injections

Skin Botox (Microbotox) Fees

Skin Botox is an unrestricted cosmetic treatment. Each clinic has its own fee structure, treatment area, injection amount, formulation, etc.

The fees for Skin Botox at Smart Skin Clinic are as follows.

Skin Botox/Micro Botox
*A method in which a small amount of Botox is administered to the shallow areas of the skin.

whole face
Once23,800 yen
3 sets65,400 yen
(21,800 yen per session)
4 sets79,200 yen
(per time)19,800suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.)

Jubelux + Skin Botox

Once53,800 yen
3 sets149,400 yen
(in Japanese history)1twice a year49,800(Yen)
Once61,920 yen
(11,682 yen per cc)
3 sets179,400 yen
(per time)59,800suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.)
Once68,800 yen
3 sets194,400 yen
(per time)64,800suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.)

Rejuran (HB) + Skin Botox

1Book (2)cc.)
Once72,200 yen
3 sets224,400 yen
(per time)74,800suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.)
4 sets288,800 yen
(per time)72,200suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.)

chiarralage(Ridgerun Generic) + Skin Botox

1 bottle (2.2cc)
Once34,800 yen
3 sets98,400 yen
(per time)32,800 yen)
4 sets119,200 yen
(per time)29800 yen)
2 bottles (4.4 cc)
Once44,800 yen
3 sets122,400 yen
(per time)40,800 yen)
4 sets155,200 yen
(per time)38,800 yen)
3 bottles (6.6cc)
Initial Price46,800 yen
Once49,800 yen
3 sets134,400 yen
(per time)44,800 yen)
4 sets171,200 yen
(per time)42,800 yen)

Need for anesthesia|High

Prices are all-inclusive, including the cost of anesthesia.
This is because anesthesia is recommended for this procedure, and it is basically standard to perform it after implementing cream anesthesia and local anesthesia.

Skin Botox (Microbotox) to avoid failure.

  1. Select a reliable clinic based on case results and reviews.
  2. Ensure that the fee is set at a rate that you can continue to pay.
  3. Share your concerns and ideals with the doctor in a counseling session, confirm indications, treatment details, and downtime, and only then accept the treatment after you are satisfied with it.
  4. Observe postoperative precautions
  5. Receive treatment at recommended frequency and maintenance frequency

Even for the same treatment, the skill level, results, and fee structure vary from clinic to clinic. Please refer to case studies and reviews on official websites and SNS in advance, and clear up any uncertainties during the consultation.

The image of the skin you are aiming for is different for each person. If you undergo treatment overseas, symptoms may be more pronounced because the concept of downtime is different from that in Japan. Of course, even if you are undergoing treatment in Japan, you should share your ideal condition with your doctor before undergoing treatment.

Any treatment will not be effective unless you are in good physical and skin condition. Also, if the postoperative period is spent incorrectly, the effect may be lost.

To obtain long-term skin beautification effects, it is important to choose a clinic that makes it easy to continue treatment.

Skin Botox (Microbotox) formulation used for water light injections

When you hear that there are various formulations, you may be wondering, "Doesn't the effect vary depending on the formulation used?" Some of you may be wondering, "Doesn't the effect vary depending on the formulation used?

Smart Skin Clinic uses Botulax.

Botulax is a botulinum toxin manufactured by Hugel in Korea and approved by the KFDA, Korea's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Although not approved in Japan, Botulax is a generic version of Botox Vista and can be offered at a reasonable price.

Flow of treatment


You can easily make reservations with your mobile phone.

Reception (desk)

This is a "smart" and easy receptionist service that can be completed immediately by the clinic's IT system by simply providing your name.

Counseling and medical examination

Please feel free to discuss any concerns you may have during the counseling session. Please be assured that there is no pushy sales.

Treatment (disinfection, surface anesthesia, local anesthesia, drug injection)

We will carry out the infusion while talking to you.

After-sales service

We will explain in detail about the care of the treated area and precautions for daily life. We also suggest appropriate home care from the viewpoint of prevention and maintenance, such as oral medicines and skin care cosmetics that can be expected to improve your problems.

Returning home


Do you have a lack of facial expression after the Skin Botox procedure?

The injected formulation is a very small amount and has minimal impact because it is not injected directly into the muscle. The depth of the needle can be adjusted in advance for water light injections.

Can I continue to receive Skin Botox repeatedly?

Tolerance may occur if high units of the formulation are received at extremely short treatment intervals. If the recommended intervals are followed, there is basically no problem. If you are concerned about continued treatment, please consult your physician.

What is the downtime for Skin Botox?

There is little to no downtime, although it varies from person to person. Individuals may experience mild redness, swelling, and pain, which will settle down in a few days.

More Information

Treatment Time30~40 minutes (not including counseling)
Recommended number and frequency of treatmentsRecommended interval of approximately 4 to 9 months
Down timeAbout 2 to 3 days
Treatment on the day of counselingPossible
MakePossible after about 24 hours
Skin carePossible immediately after the treatment
ShowerPossible from the same day
PainThere is a stinging pain when the needle is inserted.

*There are individual differences.

[Legal description

Water Light Injection includes procedures using medicines or medical devices that are not approved in Japan. The medicines and devices used in the treatment have been imported on a personal import basis under the judgment of our physicians.

Please refer to this page for information on medicines, etc. that should be noted for personal importation.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, "Medicines, etc. that Require Caution in Personal Importation".

Visit Smart Skin Clinic for Skin Botox x Hydrophotoxic Injections

Smart Skin Clinic's Skin Botox Hydroxytrichosis injections are available at a one-time fee that is easy to try and a set fee for three or four injections that is easy to continue. We offer inexpensive prices by eliminating waste and using generic-like formulations.

Same day treatment is also available with the popular Rejelan and Jubeluk.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation. Our doctors will propose the most appropriate treatment.


Amy E Rose, David J Goldberg.Safety and efficacy of intradermal injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of oily skin. Dermatologic surgery :. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al. 2013Mar;39(3Pt1);443-8. doi: 10.1111/dsu.12097.