If you're looking for a more affordable option to Botox, Dysport may be the answer. It's usually a bit cheaper than Botox, but just as effective at smoothing wrinkles. It's also said to last for three or four months, with some people claiming it can last up to a month or more. However, it should be noted that more units of Dysport are needed to achieve the same results as Botox, so the cost is usually about the same. Xeomin is another alternative that uses botulinum toxin.
It's known as the “naked version” of Botox because it contains no protein additives. This prevents the body from developing resistance to neurotoxin, which has been observed in patients who have received multiple Botox injections over the years. Laser skin rejuvenation is another option for reducing wrinkles and dark spots. Erbium lasers, CO2 lasers, and fractional lasers are all used to remove dead cells from the top layer of skin and stimulate collagen production. Fractional lasers, such as Fraxel Restore, are considered ablative and damage the top layer of skin to promote healing and collagen production. Microcurrent treatments involve gentle electrical stimulation to penetrate deeper layers of skin and catalyze collagen and elastin production.
This helps tone and firm the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce puffiness. Microcurrent can also produce an immediate lifting effect, but regular use (about three times a week for six months) is needed to see a difference in fine lines or wrinkles. Radiofrequency therapy is another option for tightening sagging skin. It works by sending heat deep into the skin, causing tissue tightening and collagen formation. Ultherapy is an FDA-approved ultrasound treatment that tightens and lifts without surgical incisions. Finally, cosmetic acupuncture is a less invasive way to tighten sagging skin and improve overall tone.
It helps strengthen muscles below the skin for a tighter appearance and increases blood flow to these tissues for collagen production. Like microneedles and lasers, it works by causing small trauma that tells the body to create collagen, resulting in a more elastic and youthful appearance.