Microtoxin at The MW Clinic London
  • The founder of The MW Clinic London, Dr Meg Minasian, has over 25 years experience in the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin. Primarily this was in the treatment of eye movement disorders, neurological facial dystonias and aberrant nerve regeneration following facial palsies.
  • This extensive experience forms the foundation of Meg’s advanced understanding of the powerful potential benefits of botulinum toxin in aesthetics. She has been performing these treatments for more than 15 years.
  • Microtoxin injections uses the same Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A), but unlike regular botulinum toxin treatment which target muscles beneath the skin, microtoxin targets the skin itself, reducing pore size, redness, sebum production, fine lines and wrinkles for a so-called “glass skin” effect. The more dilute concentration of toxin is injected more superficially into the skin (intradermally) with multiple micropunctures over a wider area.
  • Anyone who’s been having botulinum toxin injections regularly will have noticed the overlying skin in the treated areas looks healthier, more hydrated, brighter, smoother and tighter. These positive effects are the result of improvements at a cellular level within the skin, where toxin has now been shown to reduce inflammation and even boost certain proteins such as hyaluronic acid.

  • While BBL (broadband light) is the gold standard for skin rejuvenation, microtoxin is an excellent alternative for anyone who can’t have light therapy or even better in combination with it.

  • To book a consultation with Dr Meg Minasian please contact us here or book online here. Please note that for all patients no treatment will be advised or performed unless a full consultation with Dr Meg Minasian has first been undertaken.

    Please find below some of the most common questions Dr Minasian is asked about microtoxin:

    What is a microtoxin treatment?

      Microtoxin treatment involves injecting a very dilute neurotoxin into the skin itself. This improves global skin quality via multiple pathways, including an anti-inflammatory effect which boosts hydration, regulates pigment, sebum production and the microcirculation.

    What areas can microtoxin injections target?

      Microtoxin injections can target almost any area of the face and neck. Commonly it works best across the midface and cheeks, the forehead, jawline and neck. Caution should be taken in the eye area. 

    How long do the results of microtoxin treatments last?

      Results from microtoxin treatments typically last three months. Although the duration can vary based on individual factors.

    What are the potential side effects of microtoxin injections?

      Side effects of microtoxin injections may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites. Serious complications are rare but can include muscle weakness or eyelid drooping.

    What is the difference between Baby Botox and microtoxin?

      'Baby Botox' refers to injecting facial muscles with smaller doses of botulinum toxin to achieve a more subtle result for dynamic lines and wrinkles and avoiding a frozen facies. Microtoxin is an entirely different treatment designed to improve global skin health.

    Can microtoxin treatments be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

      Yes, combining microtoxin treatments with other procedures is common and helps to achieve the maximum bio-revitalising effects of regenerative treatments, that ultimately all help to achieve natural-looking results and real improvements in the health and longevity of your skin. Dr Minasian would be happy to discuss this with you during your conusltation with her.

    What is the process of a microtoxin injection procedure?

      Numbing cream will be applied prior to the procedure, Dr Minasian will clean the treatment area and use a very fine needle to inject the dilute neurotoxin into the skin. The process is relatively quick, although typically longer than a conventional toxin muscle treatment, and with minimal or no discomfort.

    What should I do before and after a microtoxin treatment?

      A full medical assessment to ascertain your suitability and any relevant risk factors will have been undertaken previously. After treatment, you should avoid touching the treatment area for at least 4 hours and avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

    How can I find a qualified microtoxin practitioner?

      To find a qualified microtoxin practitioner, seek recommendations, ensure they are a licensed healthcare provider, and ask about their experience with microtoxin injections. The founder of The MW Clinic London, Dr Minasian, has over 25 years experience injecting botulinum toxin.

    What is the cost of microtoxin treatments?

      The cost of microtoxin treatments is typically priced according to both the total dose of neurotoxin required and extent of the treatment area. Dr. Meg Minasian at The MW Clinic London offers microtoxin treatments and will always advise you of costs in advance. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.