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How does BOTOX Compare to Other Procedures and Products?

Whether it's emu oil, Dead Sea minerals, collagen creams, fruit acids, fat injections, or chemical peels, there are more anti-wrinkle procedures and products than you can shake a mascara wand at.

If you're looking for something for that one tough wrinkle spot, the area between your brows, be sure to talk us about BOTOX® Cosmetic and find out if it is right for you!

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. What's more, unlike many procedures and over-the-counter wrinkle remedies, BOTOX® Cosmetic treats the cause of these frown lines by reducing the muscle contractions that cause the lines to form over time.

You may see creams or gels advertised, or products that claim to be "better than BOTOX." However, none of these products is associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. The fact is, there is only one BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Other procedures and products* What they are
Alpha-hydroxy acids Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are derived from fruit and dairy products and act as exfoliators and moisturizers. Many dermatologists recommend AHAs to soften rough skin and erase fine lines. The strength of AHAs depends on their acid concentration.
Chemical peeling Also called chemabrasion and dermapeeling, this facial skin rejuvenation procedure does what its name implies—it peels the skin. Chemical peels may contain alpha-hydroxy acids or other acids. Peels are typically used to treat wrinkles and pigment changes caused by sun exposure.
Collagen injections Collagen is a fibrous protein substance that is part of all human and animal tissue. Collagen injections typically involve bovine (cow-derived) or human collagen. Collagen injections are used to minimize lines and scars, filling wrinkles between the eyebrows, wrinkles from mouth to nose, and forehead wrinkles. Collagen is typically a dermal filler that offers a partial, short-term approach to fill in and smooth mild lines or folds.
Dermabrasion With dermabrasion, the surface layer of the skin is removed by high-speed sanding. This technique is used for a wide range of purposes, from removal or reduction of acne and scars to facial skin rejuvenation. Microdermabrasion is a technique that removes less surface skin and is used most often for superficial skin defects.
Laser resurfacing Laser resurfacing with a pulsed CO2 laser works best on fine, shallow wrinkles caused by aging or sun damage. Lasers emit a very brief pulse of high-intensity light that's fast enough to limit heat damage in the skin, yet strong enough to vaporize tissue cleanly.
Fat implants Fat implants are used as sub-dermal fillers. With this procedure, fat is essentially taken from one area (usually the belly, buttocks, or thighs) and put elsewhere—in an area where you want it. The fat is cleaned of blood and other fluids and deposited in laugh lines, frown lines, sunken chins, and hollow cheeks.

 

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