Women who have been hesitant to Botox may have something to celebrate now that a new product in wrinkle reduction is due to hit the market as early as next year. “Frotox” – a pending treatment that aims to freeze nerves as opposed to paralyzing them – is making headlines for the next best thing in beauty treatments.
Iovera is a toxin-free wrinkle treatment, but ladies who are eager to try the new product will have to wait at least one year – this beauty innovation is approved in Europe only. It works by giving so-called “cold shots” to nerves that control muscular movement in the face, temporarily freezing those muscles for smoother, younger looking skin for up to 4 months.
It’s called “focused cold therapy” and works with a totally new ingredient: liquid nitrous oxide. As the special formulation travels down an especially thin needle, it changes into a gaseous form as soon as it exits the instrument and into the muscle. It then produces a very precise area of cold – so cold, it essentially freezes the nerves within the muscle tissue. The effect is an all-around, smoother looking face that lasts wrinkle-free for up to 4 months.
Women who have been hesitant to use Botox can look forward to an alternative when it comes to keeping the face younger-looking and wrinkle-free.
“Iovera is the world’s first toxin-free anti-wrinkle treatment,” said one UK-based plastic surgeon. “It’s a unique stand-alone treatment in its own right and shouldn’t be compared side-by-side with Botox or any botulinum toxins. Instead, we should think of it as an additional option available to people, especially those who do not want botulinum toxin injections or cannot have them due to medical reasons.”
ALTERNATIVES TO BOTOX IN SAN DIEGO
Women who are hesitant to use Botox for whatever reason don’t have to wait until next year for Iovera. You can start enjoying wrinkle-free skin right now with these Botox alternatives:
Chemical peel. A chemical peel is an excellent way to achieve smoother-looking skin with lesser recovery time compared to other plastic surgery treatments. A chemical peel works by deeply sloughing off dead skin to reveal a smoother, younger layer.
Laser therapy. Another great alternative to Botox is laser therapy. This process uses pulsed light to refine the skin’s surface. It helps to stimulate collagen production for permanently tighter looking skin.
Restylane. Sometimes women don’t need Botox – it’s simply of adding volume as opposed to reducing wrinkles. Restylane is a filler – different than Botox which simply relaxes muscles. Instead, Restylane provides the much needed volume a face needs to appear younger. Used in the cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds and other areas of the face, Restylane is an ideal choice for a youthful look.
For more information on these procedures, call our centrally-located office in La Jolla at 858-450-4199 and schedule your consultation today.