Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is a well-known method for removing wrinkles and other signs of aging. This method uses a prescription drug that is injected into the facial [or other] muscles.
Botox works by stopping the injected muscle from contracting, leaving it looking relaxed and smooth. Botox is also effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing the formation of new wrinkles. However, these treatments can be expensive, ranging in price from $100 to over $500 per treatment depending on the area you are treating and how many units you require.
So what if you want to get rid of wrinkles on your face? Are there other options? Botox is not the only treatment that could be a solution. There are several alternatives to Botox such as:
Face patches are sticky patches that you can place on wrinkle-prone areas. Patches can smooth out wrinkles on your face but they don’t always work. You can easily find patches for as low as $20 for a box.
This is self-explanatory. Who hasn’t used an anti-aging cream before… Facial creams are available in a price range for every budget. With so many different types of anti-aging creams on the market, it’s hard to know what really works. It’s best to talk to a specialist like Dr. Angelina Postoev about specific ingredients and needs of your skin. Did you know that Dr. Angelina offers her own medical skincare line to address wrinkles and other skin needs with Ori Or skincare products? Check out Ori Or creams here.
Chemical peels are effective for treating acne, reducing the appearance of discolored skin, and reducing the signs of aging. Chemical peels require some recovery time, ranging from 24 hours to a few days. However, you should start seeing results within a day.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that leverages your body’s healing process to improve your complexion and correct flaws on the surface of the skin. The treatment creates miniscule micro injuries in the skin that trigger the production of collagen. It uses tiny needles to achieve the results. This tightens the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to diminish scars, age spots, and much more.
It’s a favorite anti-aging treatment of many celebrities (check out Kim Kardashian using Morpeus 8 on our Instagram account @surgicarearts!). Morpheus 8 is similar to a microneedling treatment that uses radio-frequency heat as well, and is an excellent method to fight wrinkles, boost collagen, and improve skin texture. Results are visible nearly immediately.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Angelina Postoev or Dr. Chris of SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics to learn more about how Botox works and what benefits it can provide to you.
In Buckhead, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding regions of Atlanta, Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, provide Botox and Botox alternatives to men and women. Arrange an in-person or virtual consultation by calling us today or filling out a form on our website.