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What Alternatives Are There To Botox

Facial wrinkles, a loss of fullness and volume, and changes in skin texture are all common side effects of the aging process, combined with other environmental factors, such as sun exposure. Aging skin can be disheartening and a source of concern and insecurity for both men and women alike. Fortunately, the aesthetic industry has countless options available to help you improve your skin’s appearance, fight aging, and get back to feeling your best. 

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Botox is a well-known and popular treatment to combat aging and reduce wrinkles. However, understandably, botox isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, there are many potential alternatives to Botox to suit your requirements and deliver wrinkle reduction and rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. Laser treatments, chemical peels, dermal fillers, and non-invasive facelifts are all effective botox alternatives to fight the signs of aging. 

The vast array of botox alternatives available can be overwhelming, and there is a lot to consider when choosing the right treatment for you. At Xanadu Med Spa, we will review your goals, skin type, specific concerns, and treatment requirements to help you find the perfect procedure for your circumstances. During your complimentary consultation, you will have access to free advice from an experienced Xanadu aesthetician to discuss any questions or concerns you have. 

The world of anti-aging treatments has come a long way, and just because Botox isn’t right for you does not mean you can’t achieve radiant, youthful skin. Our passionate team is here to help you achieve results without invasive, high-risk surgical procedures. 

Contact Xanadu Med Spa today at 970-591-7919 to book your free consultation to discuss your potential options.

What Does Botox Do?

Botox or botulinum toxin is predominantly an anti-aging treatment used to treat wrinkles and stop dynamic wrinkles from appearing or worsening. Botox treatments inject botulinum toxin into facial muscles to block signals from the brain to the muscle. This reduces the movement of that muscle and the facial expressions that cause the wrinkles, such as raising your eyebrows or squinting your eyes. Botox injections are highly effective in preventing the development or worsening of wrinkles. 

The most common areas of use for botox treatments include forehead wrinkles, laughter lines, and frown lines. Although, these treatments can also be used to address facial asymmetry or as a treatment for excess sweating. 

Possible Downsides of Botox Injections

The main concern our clients have with Botox injections is that they will somewhat reduce the movement of the muscles in your face. Some clients worry that their face will appear frozen or unnatural. Generally, your aesthetician can work with you to achieve a natural result with some level of reduced movement without a completely frozen appearance. However, understandably, not all patients feel like Botox is right for them.

Additionally, if administered poorly, botox can cause droopy muscles, significantly reduced movement, headaches, or problems with facial symmetry. However, being treated by a skilled aesthetician significantly reduces these risks. 

What Alternatives Are There To Botox?

There are entire industries dedicated to reducing the signs of aging and improving the appearance of wrinkles. As such, this means that the potential options you could choose as an alternative to Botox are extensive. However, these treatments have varying rates of effectiveness and success, and the potential risks of side effects vary dramatically. 

At-Home Creams And Treatments

There are countless at-home options available to help you to minimize skin aging. Research suggests that regular moisturizing can help to maintain skin health and reduce the onset of aging. Similarly, facial creams containing active ingredients such as retinol have supporting evidence to suggest that they can improve the appearance of fine lines.

In general, although anti-aging creams and at-home skin care are essential parts of skin health and fighting aging, they will not yield the same level of results as professional procedures. 

Surgical Procedures

Surgical botox alternatives, such as eye lifts, full facelifts, and mini facelifts, can be effective methods for reducing wrinkles and sagging skin. These procedures are some of the most invasive options available for wrinkle reduction and involve complex surgical procedures, skin incisions, and anesthetics. 

Although generally effective, these surgical options pose a far higher risk than non-invasive alternatives. Your results rely substantially on the skill of your plastic surgeon, and these treatments carry the risk of scarring, infection, bleeding, and nerve injury. 

Lifestyle Changes

Many elements of our day-to-day lives can affect our skin and increase the likelihood of developing severe wrinkles. Sun exposure is probably the most well-known cause of skin damage and wrinkled skin, and avoiding the sun and sunbeds and wearing sunscreen can protect you from this. 

Similarly, stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, managing stress, regular exercise, and eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can all improve your skin and signs of aging. Specific foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, and eggs can help to prevent skin damage, whereas foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can accelerate skin aging. 

Botox Alternatives At Xanadu Med Spa

At Xanadu Med Spa, we offer a comprehensive range of non-invasive treatments and procedures to improve wrinkles, boost skin’s youthful appearance, and fight the signs of aging. Fortunately, all of the procedures we offer here at Xanadu are highly effective and yield impressive results with minimal downtime and very few risks or side effects. 

Dermal Fillers

Although botox is effective for halting the development or worsening of wrinkles, it will not completely erase any deeper wrinkles that may have already appeared. Dermal fillers are another injectable treatment that can be used to reduce the appearance of deeper wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and forehead wrinkles. 

These treatments work by injecting Hyaluronic Acid, a natural skin compound, to fill the gaps in your skin’s structure and restore volume to the treatment area. The Juvaderm Ultra Plus treatment offered at Xanadu Med Spa has been repeatedly praised by many of our patients as a non-invasive, liquid facelift 

Dermal filler treatments can also be used to combat overall facial signs of aging beyond just deep wrinkles. For example, dermal filler in your cheeks can give the face a fuller and plumper look and combat a sunken, sagging appearance. These injections can also be used to plump the lips, which are often thinner with age, or restore volume under the eyes and fill in eyebags. 

Non-Invasive Facelifts

At Xanadu Med Spa, we offer two non-invasive treatment options that deliver impressive results for addressing skin aging signs such as sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments produce impressive and measurable results without pain or needles. 

Another benefit of Xanadu’s non-surgical facelift procedures is that they can be used on more areas of the face than Botox is usually effective on. For example, in addition to forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, these treatments can firm, tighten and contour the jawline, cheeks, chin, and décolletage area.


Ultherapy is a non-invasive treatment that harnesses ultrasound energy and our body’s response to this energy to improve skin. The treatment uses these energy waves to directly target the deep, structural skin tissues in our face. It is these skin layers that provide structural support for the surface layers of our skin, and it is also where the majority of our collagen is stored. 

In response to the ultrasound energy, our body’s natural healing response is to tighten and lift from the deeper layers of the skin, with no damage to the surface layers. This treatment allows us to target the same structural skin layers addressed in a surgical facelift without ever damaging the surface. 

Although the treatment is administered through a course of procedures for 2 to 3 months, patients can see measurable improvements in the firm and tight appearance of their skin after their first treatment. These results will continue to improve for up to 6 months after the course is complete. 


EmFace by BTL is a 30-minute, non-surgical treatment that uses both High-Intensity Facial Electrical Stimulation (HIFES) and radiofrequency to target and stimulate both the key facial muscles and the skin simultaneously. 

The EmFace treatment is completely pain-free and uses this unique combination of energies to contract and stimulate the facial muscles that support the structure of our faces and often lose tone as we age. This process of contraction increases the strength and tone of these essential muscles to produce a lifted, firmer and fuller appearance of the face. 

The treatment also increases collagen production and elastin fibers to further enhance the defined, plump and firm results. The results of the EmFace treatment are often more natural than Botox and can be a perfect option for patients looking for an alternative. EmFace requires no needles and is entirely pain-free. The results are often visible immediately after the first session but will continue to improve as the body responds to the procedure. 

Fractional Co2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fractional Co2 laser skin resurfacing is a very popular treatment at Xanadu for enhancing the overall appearance of the skin, including reducing age spots, fine lines, and acne scars and improving skin tone. This skin resurfacing treatment uses high-energy lasers to remove the upper layer of damaged skin and dead skin cells to promote skin rejuvenation and stimulate collagen production.

Traditional laser resurfacing can be damaging to the skin and require substantial recovery time before patients would see the results of the treatment. However, the fractional Co2 laser resurfacing procedure at Xanadu Med Spa is significantly less damaging and achieves the same results as traditional laser resurfacing, but it is more gentle on the skin. This treatment creates tiny microscopic perforations in the skin, which result in less overall damage to the skin layer. This procedure significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and age spots and improves skin texture. 

Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling

Collagen is essential for underpinning youthful, firm, and radiant skin. As we age, collagen production and the generation of new skin cells slows dramatically. Microneedling is a well-established procedure to stimulate our body’s production of new skin cells and collagen. 

The procedure creates hundreds of microscopic injuries to the skin to kick-start the body’s natural healing process. This encourages the production of elastin, collagen, and new skin cells, which leaves skin appearing smoother, firmer, more toned, and rejuvenated. The additional inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid in this treatment penetrates deep into the skin and further enhances the final results of improved fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and age spots. 

The Collagen P.I.N., also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy, technology used at Xanadu is at the cutting edge of recent microneedling advancements. As opposed to traditional microneedling, the collagen P.I.N. device has adjustable needles, which means your treatment can be customized and applied to more treatment areas than traditionally possible. This microneedling treatment can be used on a wide range of areas including the eyelids, the upper lip, the forehead, and the chest area all in one procedure. 

Why Choose Xanadu Med Spa?

Our extensive repertoire of treatments and procedures, alongside our comprehensive understanding of skin health and aging, means that we can develop a bespoke plan to suit your goals and skin type without the need for any procedure you are not comfortable with. 

Many of our treatments can be used in combination with each other in a complete treatment plan to address all signs of aging or skin problems you are concerned with. For example, a Xanadu aesthetician could work with you to develop a plan that combats age spots and improves the surface of your skin and texture through laser resurfacing, combined with a non-surgical facelift procedure that firms, plumps, and tightens the structural skin layers. 

We strive to remain at the forefront of medical, scientific, and technological developments to ensure we continue to provide the best quality treatments and procedures for our clients. Our team is continuously up-skilling and refining their talents to ensure you benefit from any recent advancements in understanding or technology to yield the best results possible. 

Start Your Journey To Reach Your Skin Goals Today!

Xanadu Med Spa is the leading med spa in Northern Colorado. With our extensive portfolio of treatments and our wide breadth of knowledge, we can help you find the perfect procedure for you. 

We pride ourselves on top-quality customer service and providing a bespoke experience for every patient. Reaching your skin goals in a way that is both effective and comfortable for you is our utmost priority. Offering some of the best botox alternatives on the market, we are confident that we can help you achieve youthful, healthy skin without invasive procedures or even the use of needles entirely! 

Our team of experienced aestheticians is here to guide you through every step of the process and empower you with the information to make the right decision for you. You can speak to a friendly member of our team for free to discuss your potential options with no obligation to proceed with a treatment if you choose not to. 

Contact Xanadu Med Spa today at 970-591-7919 for a free consultation and to start your journey to rejuvenated skin without Botox!

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