A Good Anti Aging Facial Cream vs. Botox Injections

antiaging botox injectionsBotox injections have been very popular for quite some time now. For more than a decade, Botox[1] injections are know as the best way to get rid of facial signs of skin aging. These signs include undesirable fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, saggy skin, and many more. However, because of science, a good anti aging facial cream can have the same results as this popular cosmetic procedure. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each option.

Advantages of Botox Injections

There are two main advantages of Botox injections. The first advantage is the instant results. One treatment can make a person look years or even more than a decade younger. The second advantage is that it is non-surgical. The treatment only takes a couple of minutes and there is practically no recovery period from this cosmetic procedure. Cosmetic surgeries like facelifts[2] take hours to complete and the recovery period lasts from a few weeks to a couple of months.

Disadvantages of Botox Injections

The main disadvantage of this cosmetic procedure is the considerable risk and possible complications. Some people may have simple or serious adverse reactions to the product. Another disadvantage is that the effects are only temporary and can wear off after a few months. This means that this expensive treatment should be done regularly in order to maintain the results. Another disadvantage is the cost especially because of the need for regular treatments. One treatment can cost up to a couple of thousand dollars depending on the clinic or doctor.

Advantages of a Good Anti Aging Facial Cream

Anti Aging Facial CreamThe main advantage is the cost compared to Botox injections. The cost even with regular use is just a small fraction of the cost of Botox injections. A good anti aging facial cream is also very easy to use. Most of the best anti aging facial creams today only need to be applied two to three times a day. An effective anti aging cream is also very safe especially when compared to Botox injections. There is no risk involved except for a little skin irritation that usually doesn’t affect most people.

Disadvantages of a Good Anti Aging Facial Cream

The only disadvantage is that some of these creams can cause a slight allergic reaction like skin irritation to some people.

In conclusion, it is really up to you which one to choose. But keep in mind the pros and cons of each option before making this major decision. After all, it is your face that will be affected.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on May 10, 2011 and Last Modified on January 3, 2019

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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