Does Botox Protect Against and Reverse Skin Aging?

Botox has always been a popular treatment to help prevent your skin from aging. However, dig a little deeper and you’ll find that it might not be the be-all-and-end-all when it comes to anti-aging skincare.

In this article, you’ll learn what Botox does to the skin, how it might provide only temporary solutions, and what alternatives you can take to help achieve your skin goals in the long run.

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What Does a Botox Treatment Do to Your Skin?

A Botox facial treatment typically involves relaxing facial muscles in order to smooth out deep fine lines and wrinkles.

It does this by injecting a bacteria called botulinum toxin directly into your face. As a result, this injection blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. Because of this, the muscles are paralysed and are therefore prevented from contracting.

By relaxing muscles associated with deep fines lines and wrinkles, Botox is seen as the gold-standard anti-wrinkle treatment.

The problem is however, this is only a temporary solution when it comes to reversing skin aging.

Why Botox Is Not the Best Solution

Muscle contraction is just one aspect of why your skin ages over time. In fact, external factors and lifestyle choices play a huge role in exacerbating aging.  

For instance, here is a list of some causes of skin aging:

  • Prolonged UV radiation exposure
  • Environmental pollution
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Natural loss of collagen and elastin
  • Excessive stress

What Are the Skin Benefits of Antioxidants?

Free radicals are one of the number one causes of aging skin. Although free radicals cause serious damage to your skin, there is a way to fight against them. Antioxidants are the nemesis of free radicals. Antioxidants stabilise damaging free radicals and ultimately protect your cells from damage.

As a result, antioxidants help to:

  • Protect you against UV radiation damage
  • Brighten your skin
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Calm down inflammation

With this in mind, a Botox procedure protects against and reverses skin aging only to the extent that it temporarily relaxes facial muscles.

Although Botox provides skin rejuvenating and anti-aging benefits, it does not provide a holistic treatment that targets the root of aging.

Furthermore, vital proteins in your body like collagen and elastin lessen and degrade over time. This will continue to happen even after your Botox procedure. The same is true with the number of free radicals damaging your skin, UV rays destroying your skin barrier and heavy metals promoting skin irritations.

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So What’s the Alternative to Botox?

You do not see someone’s Botox or filler, but you always see the quality and health of the skin on top. Botox is not a replacement for adequate facial treatments and effective use of active skincare.

– Dermoi’s Chief Scientific Officer, Eve Casha.

Botox is not necessarily ineffective at reversing skin aging, but rather, it is inefficient at providing long-lasting results that improve your skin health over time.

In contrast, Dermoi selects anti-aging products that are clinically proven to give you long-lasting results.

Here are just some of Dermoi’s best anti-aging skincare products:

Indeed Labs Snoxin II

Using advanced peptides to minimise muscle contraction, this powerful anti-aging serum by Indeed Labs reduces fine lines and wrinkles without the need of needles and injections.

The peptide XEP-018TM relaxes facial muscles to prevent wrinkle formation. The bonus is that Snoxin II contains other key ingredients that boost collagen production and cell renewal formation.

Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol Night

This night treatment visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles usimg 0.5% of pure retinol. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, peptides and botanical extracts, this collagen-boosting serum gives you the filler look without the need for injections.

Additionally, PCA Skin uses a patented OmniSome delivery system that slowly releases the key actives in a 10-hour period. This means the ingredients are working for longer, thus helping to nourish your skin throughout the night.

Endocare Gelcream

As one of the best anti-aging creams out there, Endocare Gelcream boosts the collagen and elastin content of your skin with SCA BioRepair Technology.

Put simply, SCA BioRepair Technology has a complex of biological activators that increases the activity of fibroblasts to help remove the visible signs of aging. Endocare puts special care into its patented technology to help it work its anti-aging magic without the need for injections.

Osmosis Calm Gentle Retinal Serum

By tackling all signs of aging, this anti-aging serum is perfect for removing those pesky fines lines and wrinkles.

Moreover, Osmosis Calm Gentle Retinal Serum is formulated with retinaldehyde (a stabilised form of vitamin A) to promote skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits without using needles or injections.

Osmosis Beauty has a whole range of skincare products, including anti-wrinkle creams and supplements that holistically treat your skin. In addition, the brand uses liposomal delivery to allow the key actives to penetrate for longer, thus providing you with long-lasting anti-aging effects.

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Dermoi’s Facial Treatments (An Alternative to Botox)

In addition to skincare products, facial treatments also reverse the signs of aging. If you’re looking for facial treatments that are scientifically proven to have anti-aging effects, then Dermoi is the solution.

With 3 facials selected and endorsed by Dermoi’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dermoi gives you Botox-like effects without the need for needles or injections.

PCA Skin Perfecting Peel 

Mixed with potent PCA Skin serums, hydrators and protectors, this antioxidant-rich treatment is clinically proven to battle the signs of aging and lift your skin.   

PCA Skin Oxygenating Treatment

This facial contains superoxide dismutase (SOD) that helps to protect your skin from free radical damage.

Even more, it is formulated with powerful PCA Skin products to remove all signs of fine lines and wrinkles and brings your skin back to life by increasing skin oxygen levels.

Osmosis Vitamin Fusion

This clinically proven facial deeply penetrates your skin while protecting it with a potent dose of antioxidants. Using an advanced liposomal delivery system, Osmosis Beauty maximises skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits.

In conclusion, Botox does improve your skin, but only temporarily and not holistically. There are many reasons why fine lines and wrinkles appear in your skin, and muscle contractions are just one of them.

Taking care of your skin means protecting your collagen content, shielding your skin barrier and boosting your antioxidant levels.

Learn more about Dermoi’s facial treatments here and start treating your skin from within.

Author: Naeem Ali

References:

  1. Bomba-Warczak, E., Vevea, J., Brittain, J., Figueroa-Bernier, A., Tepp, W., Johnson, E., Yeh, F. and Chapman, E., 2016. Interneuronal Transfer and Distal Action of Tetanus Toxin and Botulinum Neurotoxins A and D in Central Neurons. Cell Reports, 16(7), pp.1974-1987.
  2. Carruthers, J. and Carruthers, A., 2004. Botox: beyond wrinkles. Clinics in Dermatology, 22(1), pp.89-93.
  3. Cazzaniga, A., Ballin, A. and Brandt, F., 2008. Hyaluronic acid gel fillers in the management of facial aging. Clinical Interventions in Aging, Volume 3, pp.153-159.
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