Alternatives & Options with Botox

Botox is the best/fastest option to reduce wrinkles. Toxins work on the muscles to lessen the movement and therefore decrease wrinkles. Takes 2 weeks to kick in and lasts about 3 months.

But if you’re not ready for Botox, or you already do Botox and want to further improve your wrinkles, there are some other options to help your age more gracefully. So if we are not relaxing the muscles under our skin to treat the wrinkles, then the next step is to treat/take care of the skin itself! I’m going to break this down into two groups- home care and clinic care.

At home

Skincare duh. Not just any skincare but medical great skincare with highly researched and effective ingredients. With a special emphasis on protection and collagen building. Protection in the form of spf IS A MUST. Collagen building – retinol and growth factors- AKA TNSA+

As we age our collagen production starts to decrease. Collagen is a protein that is found in our skin that gives our skin its bounce and allows us to have more expression when we’re younger without the lines getting stuck on our face!

In Clinic

Focus is also about building collagen and helping reverse some of the damage that’s been done by things like the sun and pollution in the air (hence why spf is so important). Procedures that can be done to increase collagen production:

  • Microneedling – causes tiny injuries to the skin that stimulate your body to repair itself by creating collagen.
  • Using PRP – enhances these effects by using your own growth factors to promote the healing of your skin.
  • Chemical peels– are basically a chemical exfoliation for your skin. The degree of exfoliation depends on the strength of the peel and its specific ingredients. However chemical peels will also stimulate the new cell growth and collagen production to help soften wrinkles!
  • Hydrafacials – these are wonderful for overall skin health and softening wrinkles. Specifically the Deluxe Hydrafacial. There are specific boosters with targeted ingredients for relaxing wrinkles including one with growth factors to stimulate collagen production.