Botox remains one of the most popular anti-aging treatments currently available thanks to its ability to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It is readily available through your Beverly Hills botox specialists. The toxin is injected deep into the muscles to relax them, eradicating crow’s feet, wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin. A quality wrinkle cream often promises the same effects, but will it really work to the same degree as Botox? Let’s find out:
Botox: A Brief Look
The injectable toxin is celebrated as a non-invasive procedure that produces essentially the same results as a facelift. Botox injections do not last as long as facelifts, but don’t include the long recovery time. A “lunchtime procedure,” Botox takes a few minutes to administer and creates desired results within a few days of the procedure. Even one treatment has the power to make a patient look 10 years younger.
Botox is not without side effects, including injection site bruising and more severe complications such as toxin migration, muscle weakness, droopy eyelids, facial pain, and heartburn. No two patients react to Botox the same way, however it’s very possible to avoid many side effects by going to the right dermatologist. The Beverly Hills dermatologists at The Kopelson Clinic have administered Botox injections for years, and offer the skill and experience necessary to minimizing side effects.
Additionally, these dermatologists never water down their Botox, which causes migration among other unpleasant side effects. Many day spas dilute their Botox to offer a lower price, however the risks are simply not worth it.
Wrinkle Creams: A Brief Look
High-quality wrinkle creams are easy to use and generally do not feature side effects with the exception of minor skin irritation. Such creams are applied one to three times a day and (obviously) cost much less than Botox. Common ingredients in wrinkle creams include retinol, a vitamin A compound and an antioxidant commonly used in nonprescription creams, as well as vitamin C and hydroxy acids among others. Vitamin C is another antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage, while hydroxy acids slough dead skin cells and stimulate skin production.
Luxury wrinkle creams may help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, however it’s hard to argue their benefits over the longer-lasting results of Botox. Creams are a topical solution, while Botox works from within the muscle to produce a more youthful appearance.
For more on Botox in Beverly Hills, please contact The Kopelson Clinic today.