There’s no question that Botox works, but it comes with a cost and involves needles in your head. The treatments are priced per unit and each unit runs about $10-20 dollars. Depending on your needs, your doctor may use 20-50 units on your forehead alone. Do the math and that can mean paying up to $1,000 for one session. Yikes!
So, how do you get smooth skin without the Botox needle? Luckily, the key to treating wrinkles is to attack them early and attack them often. Here are some of the best Botox substitutes — treatments that involve a much lower price tag and no needles.
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The combination of ingredients in this anti-wrinkle cream have received mostly positive reviews from customers. They won’t completely get rid of your lines, but they will go a long way to soften smile lines and crow’s feet. This also means that you won’t be left with the expressionless, dead face that Botox often leaves behind. You can smile and laugh normally, but feel comfortable knowing that you look a few years younger while having a good time.
Sometimes, wrinkles just need moisture to smooth them out. Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate using the combination of hyaluronic acid and hexapeptides to plump up, smooth out, and retexture your skin. As soon as you put this serum on your face, you’ll notice your skin tightening up. This treatment is needle-less and fast!
This serum by Kiehl’s contains hyaluronic acid for moisture and Vitamin C to help rejuvenate damaged skin. You’ll often see hyaluronic acid in serums because it’s known for its skin plumping qualities. In fact, certain fillers contain hyaluronic acid! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help brighten and tone sun damaged skin. It will also reduce the appearance of dark spots and it’s safe to use on sensitive skin.
Your skin is made up of a lot of proteins and these proteins breakdown with age. The older we get, the less protein our body makes, and pretty soon, gravity takes over and our skin sags. Peter Thomas Roth’s serum contains a cocktail of peptides, smaller proteins that eventually go on to create the long, large ones in your skin. These, along with hyaluronic acid, squalane, and Vitamins A, C, and E work together to firm, plump, and rebuild your skin and smooth out wrinkles.
Estee Lauder’s firming serum helps reduce wrinkles by encouraging collagen growth. Collagen is a connective tissue in your skin that gives it that bouncy, youthful quality. Your skin should feel firmer after four weeks of use. Keep in mind that “CPR-75 technology” testing did not involve any live organisms. Scientists tested this serum on cells on a petri dish or tube, not on a living organism.