Botox Alternatives

Written by Norene Anderson
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There are several Botox alternatives available for those desiring to go a step further and get a more permanent fix for the wrinkles that make you look older than you feel. The most drastic of these is a surgical face lift. This procedure will remove all sagging from cheeks, jaw, and neck. It will work best if combined with such procedures as laser resurfacing.

Another of the Botox alternatives is the brow lift. This is actually a plastic surgery procedure that lifts the eyebrows to a more aesthetically appealing position. It removes the sagging around the eyes. It will also remove the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows. The brow lift does not remedy puffy eyes or baggy eyelids. These must be dealt with by other types of intervention.

More Botox Alternatives

Collagen is another of the popular Botox alternatives. This actually works by lifting the skin to fill in the crease that is made by wrinkles. The wrinkle is raised to the level of the surrounding skin, thereby making it disappear. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies such as a chemical peel or laser resurfacing to make the levels of skin more even, thus, removing the shadow made by wrinkles.

Another alternative is laser resurfacing. It is used to remove layers of skin until it reaches a totally clean, smooth layer. The heat from the laser causes the collagen to shrink which gives the appearance of a tighter skin and less wrinkles. There are many alternatives to Botox with each doing a specific kind of wrinkle control. Sometimes a combination of treatments is the only way to get the total results desired.

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