Botox is an easy, effective, and relatively painless way to treat wrinkles and fine lines. However, it is administered through injections, so those who hate needles might find Botox too frightening to even consider. While Botox and other neuromodulators (Dysport, Xeomin) remain the best treatments for wrinkles due to muscle overactivity, there are a number of needle-free treatment options that can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Let’s take a look at some needle-free Botox alternatives.
Botox Alternatives: Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a non-invasive, needle-free treatment that works through the application of ultrasound energy. During an Ultherapy treatment, a specialized wand sends ultrasound energy deep into the skin, which causes the body to create more collagen. Collagen is the naturally-occurring protein in our skin that keeps it looking youthful and firm. As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin begins to diminish, which can cause sagging and wrinkles. When an Ultherapy treatment stimulates collagen growth, the newly created collagen helps our skin become more firm, lifting the skin and smoothing wrinkles.
So, Ultherapy can not only reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it can also provide an an overall tightening of the skin, which helps the patient look more youthful. Ultherapy requires only one treatment, after which results usually last around 1 to 2 years. And these results can be maintained with additional treatments every 1 to 2 years.
Botox Alternatives: Chemical Peels
Modern chemical peels are far more advanced than the chemical peels of the past. One of our favorite new chemical peel treatments is the VI Peel, which is a peel that includes a variety of synergistic ingredients that work to improve the texture of your skin, including softening fine lines and wrinkles.
The VI Peel contains TCA (trichloroacetic acid), salicylic acid, phenol, rentinoic acid, vitamins, and microelements. Together, these ingredients help correct skin tone, skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, and also stimulate collagen growth. The best part of this peel? It isn’t painful and comes with very minimal downtime. While many people think of chemical peels as painful, the VI Peel is not. So, with the VI Peel you get wrinkle reduction along with many other benefits, with absolutely no pain— and, of course, no needles.
Botox Alternatives: Facials
As with chemical peels, today’s facials can ofter much more advanced results than traditional facials. At the Z Center for Cosmetic Health, we offer two specialized facials that are designed to reduce wrinkles: the Anti-Aging Facial and the CryoStem Cell Facial.
The Anti-Aging Facial is specifically designed to fight the signs of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines. During this facial, a face massage is followed by a collagen firming mask that stimulates collagen production in the face, helping to reduce wrinkles. This facial also includes a medical strength Vitamin C Serum which helps to prevent further aging by neutralizing the free radicals in your skin.
Our CryoStem Cell Facial reverses the signs of aging through the use of stem cells. This facial (which is FDA approved) includes skin cleansing and exfoliation before the application of the stem cell serum. This facial begins to work immediately, as the stem cell serum stimulates collagen growth rapidly. Not only does this facial reduce fine lines and wrinkles, it also treats age spots, scars (including acne scars), under eye bags, uneven skin tone, and loose skin on the neck and chest.
Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines Without Botox
These three treatments are great alternatives to Botox. On top of being completely needle-free, they also offer many additional benefits, so you can go beyond just treating wrinkles and get younger-looking, clearer skin overall.
If you’re considering one of these alternative treatments to Botox, contact the Z Center For Cosmetic Health to make an appointment today.