A growing number of women are choosing anti wrinkle face creams over Botox injections, collagen fillers, face lifts and other invasive cosmetic procedures. The reason for this sudden shift in anti aging treatment preference is not surprising. The science behind the latest face creams for wrinkles rivals that of the before mentioned wildly popular invasive procedures. And secondly, many women want to regain youthful looking skin using a more natural method.
The End Of Botox?
Undoubtedly, Botox is the most talked about anti aging treatment for wrinkles and rightfully so. The instantaneous effects of Botox are undeniable. That is the true selling point of the treatment…it works fast. Once Botox was cleared by the Food And Drug Administration, women and men looking for a quick fix to their aging skin concerns flocked to doctors and dermatologists in droves.
Shockingly, a miniscule number of treatment recipients knew that Botox was derived from a bacterium that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. Botulism is extremely dangerous and can result in paralysis and in some cases, death if it goes untreated. Botox is a diluted but purified version of the botulism toxin. So although it can give an instant face lift, it comes with risks.
Yes, Botox is fast but has its drawbacks which are noted below:
- Botox is completely ineffective against sun damage (the #1 cause of premature aging), fine lines, rough skin, or even acne scars.
- Regular injections actually thin the skin causing skin problems.
- The effects of botox injections wears off within 3 to 6 months requiring constant and costly maintenance because your wrinkles are ONLY being treated externally.
- And lastly, the skin adjacent to where a patient receives botox injections may become wrinkled.