How investing in Botox is better than its alternatives?

Botox Treatment (Skyn Stories by Dr Meenu Sethi)
Botox Treatment (Skyn Stories by Dr Meenu Sethi)

In a desperation to look younger, many people end up buying endless creams and serums and spend fortunes on those unfeasible cosmetic products. It takes them a long time to come across the fact that Dermatologist is a must to seek treatment. A dermatologist will be able to provide customized advice and treatment options for your aging problems. There are many treatments available to remove the most noticeable signs of aging, including Laser, Micro-Needling, Dermal Fillers and Botox etc.

Botox is one of the most popular treatments around the world to reverse skin aging and has been in use for years now. Botox is injected into the muscles and not the dermis. It works by blocking the nerve impulses that kindle muscle activity to cause wrinkles. Botox is the winner when it comes to brow wrinkles and that’s because they are primarily due to muscle movement. It is much preferred over other treatments for lines around eyes as these lines are typically more protruding during facial muscle movement like smiling. You can lift the brow making your face old and tired, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Botox has been licensed for aesthetic use since 1984 and so far, no serious side effects have been reported. In 2002, Botox surgery was further approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe lines between the brows. You may get redness or swelling, but there is nothing to worry about as it may subside within the next 2-3 hours.

The results last up to four months and cost around….. Injections of Botox normally take about ten to fifteen minutes in an office setting. The injections cause negligible pain for most people and there is no recovery time. This is a perfect bet for people looking for non-surgical treatment.

Short term benefit - Botox can instantly improve the appearance of your wrinkles.

Long Term - Botox can stop wrinkles from getting eviler.

No face cream or facials can freeze the wrinkles the way Botox can and can give you such quick results.


Many people argue over the treatment cost, but if you accrue the amount of money you spend on monthly facials, then Botox cost you much lesser. Moreover, it’s about enhancing your self-esteem and self-confidence by improving your facial appearance.

Most people get surprised when they hear about the cost of Botox. You can get your full upper face including the forehead, crow’s feet and the frown complex done, which would cost you Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 per session. The crow’s feet only will cost you Rs 6000 -Rs 7000 per session and provided that it needs to be repeated in 6 months that comes around Rs 1000 per session.

During your exploration for right treatment over endless internet forums, you might get confused with other alternatives you have. In this article, we are going to educate you how and why investing on Botox is better than its alternatives.


Juvederm removes lines and brings back volume by replacing hyaluronic acid that has been lost in the skin. It is an injectable gel filler and is injected into the deeper, dermal layer of the skin. The results of Juvederm last up to a year and cost around … per syringe. It is costlier as compared to Botox and can only be used on very specific parts of the face as it is not meant for use on areas of the face having thick skin.

Derma Roller

The needles in the derma roller work by opening up the pores in a trouble-free way that allows your skin to recover naturally. The open pores provide the gateway to products leasing them go deeper into your skin by 40 percent. Results are visible within a week and 7-10 session are required ranging from once a week to once a month, depending upon the degree of improvement that is desired. It can also cause mild bleeding during the treatment and not recommended for people who are looking for quick results.


It is a type of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally arising sugar-like molecule found in most tissues of the body and helps to hydrate the skin and increase volume and density. The results last up to 6 months and the treatment cost up to xxx. One of the common side effects is that taking repeat treatments of Restylane weakens the skin and cause scarring.


It is so similar to Botox that it has been referred as the twin sister of Botox. It is used to treat forehead wrinkles and frown lines. Your dermatologist will inject small amounts of the toxin into wrinkles causing muscles, paralyzing them. The cost of Dysport is 1/3rd as compared to Botox, but strength is also 1/3rd as you will need about three times as many units of disport as that of Botox, which will eventually make the cost more than Botox and conforming you to the clinic more times as compared to Botox.

Brow Lift Surgery

You can achieve a young and smooth skin with the help of a brow lift surgery. A general anaesthesia is given and the procedure takes about one-two hours. Several small incisions are made along the scalp and an endoscope is inserted through the incision to see the treatment area. The results are long lasting- up to 10 years or more. However, there are many risks attached with it, as this surgery may cause nerve damage, leading to paralysis of the area around the eyebrows and lower forehead.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel involves the use of toxic chemical solutions to the skin in a clear-cut manner, which leads to regeneration of skin. The healing time depends on the depth of the peel that can also take 2-3 weeks, which is indeed a very long recovery time. So, if anyone is looking for a quick treatment, chemical peeling is not for them.