We live in a world where beauty and youth are expected to last longer than ever before and botox as well as botox alternatives are sought after techniques and all the craze. Not everybody is a fan of injections and some people are downright scared of needles, so botox is not for them. What, then, can they do?
What is botox?
We all have heard of botox, real name onabotulinumtoxinA, used in the famous or infamous (depending on who you ask) botox parties that millions of women spend millions of dollars on in hope to turn back the clock.
Botox is a toxin; more precisely, it’s a drug prepared from a neurotoxin bacterium clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. This drug is used to treat certain muscle conditions such as muscle stiffness or spasm, to prevent migraines and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Very small doses of the toxin are injected in the area of focus. What it does is block the nerve activities in the muscles, paralyze the muscles which cannot receive information from the nerve cells.
There are some risks to this procedure. Some people are allergic to the toxin. Listed side effects are: swelling, pain, bruising, headache, drooling, vision problem, trouble speaking or swallowing. Do not use botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
5 natural botox alternatives
There are many botox alternatives but let’s focus on 5 natural botox alternatives, shall we?
- Prevention. Yes it’s the most natural botox alternative of them all. Do not smoke, eat healthy, sleep enough, don’t frown.
- Anti wrinkle creams. They are way too many to mention but they need to be applied daily, even twice daily combined with sunscreen (and not just in the summer time).
- Bee venom! Unusual, a little scary maybe? Well so is botox if you ask me. Its natural properties can relax facial lines.
- Acupuncture. Yes it is natural after all, and based on millennia of traditional Chinese medicine.
- Frownies. Little stick on patches of Kraft paper put on your skin, preferably at night before going to bed. They prevent muscle movement (therefore the formation of wrinkles).
The new natural alternative to botox: Cryofacial™
Gaining momentum, cryotherapy is used in treating more than wrinkles. Whole Body Cryotherapy is used in the treatment of muscle and tendons pains, just to name a few and has become very popular among stars and athletes.
Cryofacial™ is a treatment where nitrogen vapors are applied to the face and neck with a cryo-wand.
This is the solution for you if you don’t mind a little cold. Facial runs as cold as -274°F on average but the skin surface temperature is monitored during treatment.
The average skin’s surface temperature will lower to 50°F, while the coldest skin temperature can be 32°F, so yes a little chilly but so well worth it. Be bold, live a little, give it a try. The procedure stimulates the production of collagen renders the skin more elastic and toned, reduces pore size and reduces fine lines. One of the easiest botox alternatives to try, as it were.
There are pros and cons about facial injections, but the risks justify to seek botox alternatives (not to mention we’d prefer to keep our face looking real rather than paralyzed), without going under the knife or subjecting yourself to the needle.
Whether you are looking for a painless physical therapy after an injury or surgery, or wish to be able to exercise more often, or just want to feel rejuvenated, San Diego Cryotherapy is the place to visit.
The only center in the area to be certified by Cryohealthcare Inc., San Diego Cryotherapy offers services of the utmost quality in terms of technology and safety standards.