5 Alternatives to Botox and Benefits
Facial Skin Tightening
Botox became a 1989 sensation the moment it became available on the market. Its rejuvenating and age-reversing effect became popular with millions of people globally and is a staple in the beauty industry. However, not everyone is so sure about botox for themselves (and that’s completely okay!).
If you’re wanting to see similar effects and results akin to those of Botox, here are several various treatment options that’ll smoothen skin, reverse the effects of aging, and improve the way you think and feel about yourself.
5 Alternatives to Botox
1. Home Remedies & Beauty Products
As the most affordable on the list, home remedies, and beauty products are the go-to for many people. Many have specific ingredients designed to improve certain conditions, but most products aim at rejuvenating the face and brightening the skin as well.
Yeast Face Masks
A quality yeast face mask should be packed with vitamins, especially B3, which softens and freshens up the face. Yeast face masks overall are known for their success with dry, wrinkled skin and are often used in tandem with professional care.
Chemical peels enhance texture by removing the topmost layer of the skin to reveal a smooth layer underneath and remove fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. They do so by using chemical solutions that create an environment for new skin cells to grow in their place. The end result is a softer texture that’s smooth to the touch.
Wrinkle creams and anti-aging creams can vary in ingredients, but any worth trying will moisturize, have a medley of vitamins and extracts known to improve skin health, and be dermatologist-approved. Unfortunately, the routine for most creams can take several weeks to months to see the results.
2. Resplendent’s Morpheus8 Microneedling Therapy
Microneedling therapy is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin to generate collagen. Collagen is a protein present in the skin that helps skin cells repair and renew themselves. Its cultivation is meant to treat a variety of problems like scarring, wrinkles, loose skin, and pigmentation issues. And unlike home needling kits, professional needling is more effective, provides better results, and reduces possible side effects.
This treatment may sound scary, but it can actually be quite painless. One micro-needling device is the Morpheus8 by InMode, which penetrates the skin using a marginally invasive method. This FDA-cleared technology is the only of its kind to do 8mm subdermal tissue remodeling. It’s wielded by specialists and known for its highly detailed facial contouring and early-treatment results.
Most treatments are performed by inflicting acute trauma to the skin. But cultivating collagen takes time; meaning, it’ll take many procedures to see the benefits of a firm, smooth body and face, but absolutely worth it.
3. Resplendent’s Evoke Radiofrequency Heat Therapy
Radiofrequency heat therapy for facial skin tightening involves energy waves that target tissue just below the dermis. They work deep in the skin to cultivate the production of collagen, a protein found in abundance in the skin that can help improve several problem areas on the body.
Evoke by InMode, for example, is a hands-free thermal device that’s mainly used for these kinds of facial skin tightening. It’s the first FDA-approved thermal facial platform for remodeling chin, jawline, and facial tissue. Each use is quick and non-invasive under the guidance of a hands-free device. This means you can rely on minimal to no mistakes for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. In contrast, the medical and cosmetic industry often uses a synthetic version of the protein called exogenous collagen.
The AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) reports patients who received radiofrequency heat therapy could see ample results within 6 months, with visible tightening showing up in 1 month and for years after multiple treatments. It’s a non-surgical method fit for most people and particularly effective for people who have a healthy lifestyle.
4. Cosmetic Acupuncture
Cosmetic acupuncture, or “acupuncture facelift,” is a Botox alternative that handles fine lines, aging spots, and droopy eyelids. It’s an ‘energy-centered’ treatment of Chinese origin that alleges to destroy energy blockages by inserting needles along meridian lines, or passageways through which energy flows in the body.
Unlike other Botox substitutes, this one requires over 10 sessions and cannot sustain itself with less, but collagen levels are improved using similar methods. It’s achieved over multiple sessions, all of which are generally painless. If you feel discomfort, adjustments can be made to the needle positions. And after a couple of sessions, you should feel relaxed, experience a reduction in fatigue, and an improvement of mood overall.
5. Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is similar to radiofrequency heat therapy in that the procedure reaches deep into the dermis. It’s used for many areas of the body but is particularly successful on the underarms and belly. Results take a little more time to show, usually between 3 and 5 months.
Because it’s non-invasive, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a little discomfort. The upside is that there it’s little to no actual pain. You may see redness right after, but the procedure is quick with little downtime after. And if your face is treated, you’ll still be able to apply makeup afterward, if desired.
The best part about these Botox alternatives is that you can see long-term results without having to face painful injections. So because the alternatives are less invasive, the process is safer and most importantly, all the following benefits will be rewarded:
- Jowl fat reduction
- Smooth, lifted skin
- No recovery time
- No pain
Moreover, a large part of beauty and self-care is to boost self-esteem. You want the time and money you invest in products to be worth it on the other side. Additionally, you desire self-confidence from results and an enhancement that you can feel great about.
At Resplendent Day Spa, we understand the importance of feeling confident in ourselves. As specialists in facial skin tightening and sculpting, we use Evoke and Morpheus8 by InMode, the leading thermal facial tightening technology in the industry.
Each session guarantees that our patients are brought closer to the refined, youthful appearance they desire. To start your journey, request a free consultation through our online form or give us a call at (562) 685-8120. We are here to help enhance your natural beauty and enhance your confidence!