Natural Alternatives To Botox

Botox is the most popular treatment used to smooth out wrinkles, yet it is a toxin that gets injected into the skin to achieve results.

Compared to expensive invasive procedures and injections, natural remedies are favoured today more than ever before. Many people prefer getting Botox to effectively reduce or diminish the appearance of wrinkles on the face, yet there are many alternatives to help you achieve similar results.

Instead of getting a Botox procedure to treat facial wrinkles, you can opt for more affordable natural alternatives that don’t cause any side effects. The cost for a single Botox treatment can range between £100 to £350, depending on the clinic where you choose to get treatment.

Dr Darren McKeown offers invasive and non-invasive Botox alternative treatment options.

The 4 Best Natural Botox Alternatives


Wrinkles are caused by repetitive movements of the muscles under the skin over time. Since Botox is a treatment option used to freeze the muscles to reduce and prevent wrinkles, it is a common solution for people. For a more affordable option, Frownies is the first best alternative.

Frownies are inexpensive patches made from Kraft paper that get glued to the facial skin to temporarily freeze muscle movements to achieve the same results as Botox. It is an ideal ongoing treatment option that causes the muscles to lose their strength. If it is done regularly, it can help you maintain long-lasting results without side effects.

Pro Tip: Have you ever noticed temporary wrinkles when you wake up in the morning? This occurs when you scrunch up your face against a pillow. By placing a Frownie on the part of your face where you generally get temporary wrinkles, you can avoid this and wake up with smooth skin.


Frotox is a simple 20-minute procedure that was first introduced by Myosciene, a California-based lab. The Frotox treatment is also commonly known as a Cryo facial and is offered by professionals who use a device that is filled with liquid nitrogen, which takes control of muscles that cause wrinkles on the face.

The treatment places the nerves under temporary hibernation, allowing the facial muscles to relax and causes wrinkles to disappear. When Frotox is performed, you can see its results immediately, as opposed to Botox, which takes up to four days for you to see results.

Frotox is one of the priciest natural alternatives to Botox and can cost up to £400, but is worth it because of the natural results that last up to four months.

Face Saver Balls

While this facial wrinkle treatment option may have a strange name, it is very popular as one of the most effective tools for treating wrinkles on the face. After a fitness trainer, Yamuna, refused to get Botox and did her own research on how to get rid of facial wrinkles, she had an idea for a concept called “The Yamuna Face Ball”, which quickly gained popularity.

The Yamuna Face Ball works by using a rubbery ball on the face or body’s bones to improve its mass and health, which targets skin sagging. It also exercises the muscles, improves blood circulation, tones and restores gravity, ultimately offering the same benefits that Botox does.

Pro Tip: From Yamuna herself, roll the ball across wrinkle-trouble areas on the face every day to achieve optimal results. This helps address wrinkles and lines caused by squinting, grinding teeth, or frowning, and can offer a more lifted and firmer appearance of the face.


Linda Meredith, a pro facialist to celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss, created the ideal alternative to people who didn’t want Botox to address premature or existing wrinkles. This solution saves you the potential health risks and side effects of Botox, while offering a natural solution that promises results.

The treatment, VTOX, uses algae and natural neuropeptides that surround the muscles with proteins. It prevents the skin from contracting too strongly around the muscles while still maintaining natural movement for the facial muscles. Once the algae extract combines with the natural neuropeptides, the skin surrounding the muscles become more youthful. Instead of leaving a ‘frozen’ look, as is usually achieved with Botox, VTOX offers a non-invasive solution, but also one that promotes natural-looking results on the skin.

Instead of getting an injection with a needle, VTOX gets absorbed safely into the skin. It is a terrific solution that can be done in the comfort of your own home, hence its rising popularity.

Author’s Bio
Dr Darren McKeown is leading figure in the field of facial aesthetics with a busy practice in his home city of Glasgow, he is a renowned cosmetic surgeon with many years of experience in his field. As a credible source, his expertise and opinion about facial aesthetics treatments are often sought by the media and shared with the world.