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What Are Alternative Treatments to Botox for Eyes?

There’s no shame in getting cosmetic and plastic surgery to reverse the effects of aging and years of sun damage on your skin. More people are openly going under the needle for Botox injections so they can bring back their youthful appearance.

But are there other cosmetic options that can be a good alternative to Botox for eyes? When it comes to nonsurgical options, clients can choose from topical skincare creams and moisturizers, dermal fillers, chemical peels, facial acupuncture, laser therapy, microneedling, and microdermabrasion. An eye lift, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves surgery on the eyelids.

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Non-Botox Alternative to Get Rid of Facial Wrinkles

Botox cosmetic is a cult favorite non-invasive surgery that’s popularly known for improving the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines. Its uses also extend beyond aesthetics to therapy of certain medical conditions including cervical dystonia, chronic migraine, strabismus, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.

The cosmetic procedure for Botox involves injecting botulinum toxin, a purified protein derived from the bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. The botulinum toxin injection is a known muscle relaxant. When it’s injected beneath the skin, it blocks the release of acetylcholine to temporarily relax facial muscle contraction which can amplify the appearance of deep facial lines on the skin.

But with the advent of cosmetic technology and new tools these days, Botox has seen some competition when it comes to alternative aesthetic treatments. The amazing thing about having many options is that your provider can accurately devise a treatment plan that’ll work best for you. Some of the most popular available alternatives to Botox treatment are: 

1. Eye Cream and Facial Serum

young woman applying eye lifting cream

Following a dedicated skincare routine is important to keep the healthy and vibrant glow of your skin. Beauty products that are rich in collagen and growth factors, such as the SkinMedica TNS+ Advanced Serum, are greatly helpful in revitalizing wrinkled faces by stimulating new collagen production to firm up skin texture. Treatment lotions with retinoids, or retinol, can also improve skin texture, pore size, dark circles and appearance of bags that appear under the eyes.

Hyaluronic acid is another active ingredient that should be on your skincare products since they keep the skin moisturized, plump and hydrated.

2. Dermal Filler

Facial fillers are a type of cosmetic injectables that add volume to the face which can reduce dark circles and areas of hollowing. Most of the popular filler substances used today are made from collagen and hyaluronic acid. Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero Balance are among the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers.

The injectable treatment of fillers is popular for lip augmentation to enhance the pout and minimize the appearance of nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines, and marionette lines. They’re also used for under-eye treatments to improve dark hollows and circles. Some people also get fillers for clearing acne scars and sculpting the jawline.

3. Chemical Peel

Chemical peels involve using chemical solutions to remove old and damaged skin cells from the outer layers of the skin. The process is done by applying a liquid solution which is usually formulated from glycolic, salicylic, phenol, or trichloroacetic acid. All these acids are popular skin exfoliating ingredients.

The solution is applied to the skin, and gently removed. Depending on the strength of the peel, you may experience some peeling and dryness.. You may need more than one session of chemical peel to improve the skin tone and reduce the spots, fine lines, scars, and any skin discoloration.

4. Cosmetic Acupuncture

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to treat body pains and headaches. But it’s also been gaining popularity as a form of cosmetic procedure that can be administered instead of Botox.

Fine needles are carefully placed on the surface of the skin. The wounds from the needles will trigger the body to start its repair process, encouraging new skin cells to grow and improve the wrinkle of the skin.

5. Laser Treatment

Laser therapy, also known as laser skin resurfacing, uses a device that emits laser energy to promote collagen production that’ll reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and other skin flaws. It also targets skin cells to enhance skin tone, texture, and firmness. Lasers are also effective in reducing visible scars on the skin.

6. Microdermabrasion

This procedure works the same as chemical peels but instead of acid solutions, microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin.n. The dead skin cells will be removed from the face to give the skin a new glow and make it feel firm. Microdermabrasion is effective for lightening sun spots and acne scars and minimizing facial lines.

7. Microneedling

Microneedling uses fine, sterile needles to puncture the skin using an electric applicator. This microneedling device glides the needles over the skin which will prick and create tiny microabrasions to the skin. These tiny injuries force the body to regenerate collagen, which will plump the skin, and reduce pore size, fine lines, scarring and discolorations

8. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty

Upper lid blepharoplasty, also called eye lift for cosmetic treatments, involves cutting along the edges of the eyelids. Through these incisions, the plastic surgeon will then take out the excess skin and fatty tissue that causes droopy eyelids.

In cases of puffiness and wrinkles on the lower eyelids, a lower lid blepharoplasty may be performed. This procedure will remove loose skin and excess fat on the lower eyelid area to remove the bagginess in the under-eye.

Reasons Why People Get Botox for Eyes

female face with facial wrinkles near the eyes with beauty injections

The first signs of aging are usually evident in the face and eye area. And while it’s only natural for a person to develop dynamic wrinkles and lines over time, they can be bothersome and make one look distinctly older than their actual age. It’s a good thing that Botox can also be used as a cosmetic anti-wrinkle solution for facial problems around the eyes such as:

  • Crow’s feet — The lines that develop on the outside corners of the eyes are known as crow’s feet. They’re most prominent when a person laughs or smiles, hence they’re also called smile lines.
  • Frown lines — These are vertical lines that appear between the eyes and below the eyebrows. They’re also called “11” lines because of how similar they appear to the number 11 when a person furrows their brows.
  • Bunny lines — These are horizontal creases that appear etched on the bridge of the nose and inside the eyes.

There are also serious medical eye issues that can be remedied by Botox injections. These include:

  • Strabismus — The use of Botox for crossed eyes helps relax the eye muscles to give them ample time to realign and improve normal vision.
  • Blepharospasm — Uncontrolled eyelid twitching is caused by a dysfunction in the part of the brain that controls the muscles. Botox can temporarily weaken the muscles so they won’t blink or move involuntarily.
  • Lazy eye or amblyopia — This eye condition occurs when the brain only processes sight from one eye and fails to recognize the other eye. Botox can be used to achieve the balance of eyesight by weakening the muscles of the stronger eye.
  • Dry eyes — Botox is not commonly considered as a treatment option for dry eyes, however, it can also work to paralyze the orbicularis oculi muscle to blinking movements and prevent the production of excess tears that can dry out the eyes.

Anti-Aging Tips to Maintain Healthy Skin Around the Eyes

To avoid vision problems and keep wrinkles and lines at bay, follow skin maintenance to promote healthy-looking skin.

  • Use a good sunscreen product to protect the face and skin whenever you’re going outside. The UV rays from the sun can break down collagen and deteriorate your skin texture.
  • Getting enough sleep won’t only reduce the appearance of eye bags and dark circles but can also make you feel more energized on a new day. 
  • Drink lots of water. Staying hydrated will make you feel refreshed as well as prevent your skin from looking dull and losing its moisture. It also minimizes the appearance of acne and blemishes.
  • Remove makeup at night. You’re increasing the chances of acne breakout and rash irritation when you keep them on during nighttime. It’s important to cleanse before going to bed so the skin will be able to breathe and renew itself while you sleep.

Achieve Your Cosmetic Goals With Evolve Med Spa

Enhancing your look and removing the effects of aging have never been easier with the availability of different cosmetic procedures today. From Botox injections and dermal fillers to laser treatments and peels, your desired aesthetic is now well within your reach.

At Evolve Med Spa, we offer a wide range of beauty products and services that can help you to achieve your beauty goals. We utilize the best technologies in medical spas and the latest techniques in skincare so you can get the best aesthetic experience. Call us now to get a complimentary consultation and learn more about our offers.

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Botox has never been easier than it is today, and with Evolve Med Spa, we can inject away your signs of aging in no time.

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