Best Natural Alternatives to Botox

Botox Alternatives

Mixed race woman having facial injections

Is there a such a thing as the best Botox alternatives products? If there are, are they safe? Do they work?

You should ask those questions if you have thought about natural anti-aging facial skin care. The best thing you can do is to investigate all the alternatives. While cosmetics might seem to be the logical solution, over time not only they cost but the question is most of them don’t deliver as promised.

Botox injections relax the muscles that create wrinkles like the “frown lines” on your forehead. The treatment lasts three to six months, and lines and wrinkles either disappear or dramatically diminish temporarily during this period. Besides frown lines, Botox is effective on crow’s feet, laugh lines and forehead wrinkles. But bear in mind that a medical doctor must administer Botox injections.

After several treatments, some doctors report that the period of effectiveness is extended.

Chemical peels, on the other hand, are meant to improve skin appearance and diminish wrinkles by removing one or more of the skin’s outer layers. Actually, chemical peels or microdermalbrasion can give superior (and more immediate) results that often justify cost efficient.

Similar to Botox, chemical peels can be done by dermitologist or medical doctor or done at home. However, it is highly suggest under the supervision of a dermatologist or medical doctor. If you are new to chemical peels or not familiar with the process such as a suitable concentration for your skin, you should always consult your physician or dermitologist.

Chemical peels usually consist of phenol, TCAs (trichloroacetic acids) or AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids). Phenol is the strongest of the chemical peel agents and provides the most dramatic results. TCAs are the next strongest, but several treatments are usually required. AHAs are the least strong and are generally used for skin brightening and smoothing, rather than wrinkle removal. Phenol and TCAs will remove wrinkles and blemishes, and even out skin tone.

Microdermabrasion does not require a medical doctor. It can be performed by a trained aesthetician.

In this procedure, tiny crystals are sprayed against the face with a device similar to a sand blaster, producing a gentle polishing action that removes the dead outer layer of skin on the face. Microdermabrasion is less harsh than chemical peels and works well for women with sensitive skin. Treatments must be repeated for maximum effectiveness.

While not for everyone, Botox injections, chemical peels and microdermabrasion are all valid methods of anti-aging facial skin care. If you want fast results and are willing to spend the money, these treatments can provide significant improvements in skin texture and appearance.

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