botox alternatives

Botox over the years has been one of the most popular wrinkle-reducing skin-care products available. Botox got its big break in the cosmetic industry after the millennium when the FDA began approving it for different medical conditions. Then later approving it as a frown line fixer in 2002. It’s popularity rose quickly and has not diminished in the last 15 years. Today, upwards of 6 million people get Botox injections during the calendar year.

Botox Now Has Competition

Botox has been a smashing success even though there are occasional side effects like droopy eyebrows and eyelids. It is a success because it works.* A few injections each year may keep the signs of advancing years at bay.

With all of its success, you would think that it is the only game in town. But it is not. In the last 15 years, cosmetologists have been hard at work coming up with improved procedures and products to compete in the anti-aging arena with Botox. Today, there are a number of alternatives that are effective and appealing.

Anti-Aging Cremes

Often people start to use Botox when the years start to take their toll. They look in the mirror and see the wrinkles and lines and how they have aged. Botox is their quick fix. But, a little prevention in the form of anti-aging creme applied on a regular basis can keep the needle away. Through the years, chemists and cosmetologist have worked tirelessly on anti-aging cremes.

There are a number of quality products available that can help with fine lines and wrinkles. At Bellissimo You, we sell the Image brand cremes, including their popular Vital C hydrating and anti-aging serum. It is just one of many cremes that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-aging cremes can be an effective long-term solutions for keeping your youthful beauty.

Chemical Peels Treat Wrinkles Too

Chemical Peels have come a long way in the last 15 years. Many brands now have formulations specifically for anti-aging and removing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels work on the face as a whole rather than individual areas like Botox. But, like Botox, chemical peels can have a dramatic effect on your appearance.

Peeling removes the damaged upper layer of skin and reveals the youthful skin underneath. Specific formulations like the Image Wrinkle Lift are designed to specifically reduce the effects of fine lines and wrinkles.

Getting periodic peels along with adhering to a daily skin care creme regimen can keep you looking young well into your advanced years.

Micro Needling: A Leap Forward

microneedling services in TampaMicro needling is a fantastic new skin care treatment that is coming into its own this year. It is very popular for acne and poor, but used often to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Micro needling creates small punctures in the skin, inducing collagen production.

Micro Needling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy. Inducing collagen production rejuvenates the skin and has many cosmetic benefits including the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

Using small punctures to improve the condition of the skin is not new. What is new, is the devices used to deliver the punctures. Technological advancements in safety, precision, and convenience have made micro needling pens affordable tools at skin care spas. At Bellissimo You, our microneedling services are very popular.

To Avoid The Needle Start Early

If you want to avoid using Botox when you get older, you should start taking care of your skin at an earlier age. Don’t shun the spa or products that are meant to keep you looking young even when you are young.

If you are in your twenties, you do not need an anti-aging cream, but you should be using sunblock when out in the sun and have a bedtime skin care regimen that cleans and moisturizes your skin. Try the different services available at the spa to see which ones work best for you and you enjoy.

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