Botox injections have been a popular choice for many looking to keep their skin looking young. However, with these injections requiring regular top ups every few months, it can be a time-consuming ordeal and may not be the most cost-effective way for many to obtain a youthful appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives, such as a quick lift laser treatment London, home remedies and other injectables that can keep your skin young and your bank account happy. Take a look at our guide to keeping youthful skin, below.

Vitamins

You can improve your skin by simply taking vitamins. Nutritional supplements can help with the improvement of collagen production, as well as help to prevent damage from free radicals as they have an antioxidant effect. The best supplements recommended to take are carotenoids, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Not only do vitamins provide important nutrients to your body, but they’re also accessible and affordable for most budgets.

Facial Creams

If you want to use a facial cream to remove wrinkles, look for creams that are antioxidant and cell regulators. These have a direct effect on collagen production, as well as metabolism in the facial skin cells. These creams are available in a variety of prices, which is ideal for all budgets.

Chemical Peels

If you suffer from acne or want to prevent the signs of aging, chemical peels are ideal for treating these and reducing the appearance of discoloured skin too. Despite chemical peels producing results in as little as one day, they do require some recovery time, which can range from only 24 hours to 2-3 weeks. Chemical peels are considered both effective and safe, making them a popular choice for many looking to keep their skin looking young. As your skin will continue to age and the wrinkles develop, you will need another chemical peel in the future.

Face Patches

You can use face patches to stick to the areas on your face where you are most prone to wrinkles, as these patches are renowned for helping to smooth out wrinkles. Both easy to find and affordable, if you are looking for an alternative to Botox in order to avoid injections, then face patches are ideal.

Injectables

On the other hand, if you don’t mind injections, then there are a number of other injectables, including Dysport, to opt for instead. The neurotoxin is made from the same bobotulinum toxin A as Botox, but with a different dosing structure and technique. Despite the results of both Dysport and Botox being similar, Dysport seems to work a bit faster. However, Dysport does require more units to be used, in order to achieve the same results as Botox.

Another injectable alternative is Myobloc. Made from botulinum toxin type B, it works in the same way as the other injections, as it’s also a neurotoxin. However, this injectable isn’t as effective, as the effects only last for around 3-4 months, compared to 5-6 months if you opt for Botox injections.

As you can see, there are a variety of different alternatives to Botox, including home remedies and other injectables. Ensure that you conduct plenty of research before you decide the route you are going to take and speak to a professional who can advise you on what is best for you. 

Published by Zoe Sewell