4 Common Alternatives to Botox and Fillers

4 Common Alternatives to Botox and Fillers

As you age, there is a constant decrease in the production of proteins that support healthy skin. Reduced creation of collagen and elastin makes your skin thinner, less elastic, and fragile, and your skin will have fewer fatty tissues beneath its surface. Botox & fillers Santa Monica are two leading cosmetic treatments your dermatologist may recommend for reducing wrinkles, sagging, and other signs of skin aging.

As a result, your skin will become fuller, vibrant and appear more youthful.

Botox injections are great for reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines and treating other numerous health issues. Botox treatments can treat medical conditions like lazy eye, excessive underarm sweating, chronic migraines, an overactive bladder, premature ejaculation, and eyelid muscle spasms.

Botox injections block particular chemical signals that make your muscles contract. By stopping the contraction of muscles, the muscles in the treatment area become relaxed, eliminating wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead.

On the other hand, during fillers treatment, your dermatologist injects a gel into an affected area of your skin to replace lost hyaluronic acid. Thus, filling the space created due to a lost facial volume minimizes or eliminates skin sagging, folds, and wrinkles.

Consequently, below are common alternatives to Botox and dermal fillers for removing wrinkles.

  • Laser therapy

Your dermatologist may utilize laser resurfacing or laser therapy to tackle various skin imperfections, including acne scarring, sun spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging. Laser therapy may also help to remove your tattoos.

Laser therapy exposes an area of your skin affected by aging signs to a controlled, intense heat that creates a controlled injury. That stimulates your body to improve collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture, tone, and color.

  • Chemical peels

The cosmetic procedure involves applying a chemical agent or solution to your skin, making it blister and peel off. The resulting skin is thus smoother due to having less visible wrinkles, scars, acne, and fine lines.

After treatment by chemical peels, avoid or limit your exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays for a few days or weeks because your skin is more sensitive and prone to damage. You may need to bandage the treated area for a few days.

  • Acupuncture

According to Britannica, acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that has been used for over 3000 years to provide pain relief, cure disease, and improve general health.

Recent studies continue to show that acupuncture can also be utilized in erasing wrinkles. Inserting fine needles in areas of the skin with aging signs can improve blood circulation, the elasticity of the skin, and hydration. Hence, your skin will appear plumper, fuller, and tighter with improved fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Creams and serums

There are numerous creams and serums that you can apply on your skin, particularly your face, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Confirm that the facial creams and serums you use have ingredients that are clinically proven to be effective in treating signs of aging. Your facial products should have compounds like retinyl palmitate and retinoids.

Contact Self Care LA today to schedule an appointment and learn more about Botox injections and dermal fillers.

Jacques Bedard