Alternatives to BOTOX®

When it comes to reducing wrinkles, BOTOX is by far the most popular cosmetic treatment out there. But it’s not the full story as far as anti-aging goes, and it’s not your only option for looking and feeling younger. You can leave lines and wrinkles behind with BOTOX alternatives available at our Orlando facial plastic surgery practice. 

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Gross and our experienced master injector team offer a varied menu of treatments to address lines and wrinkles for men and women from Winter Park, Tampa, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, and nearby communities. Here, you’ll learn more about our most popular and effective approaches, from laser skin resurfacing to microneedling. 

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX? 

There are plenty of reasons why BOTOX is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the world.  

  • Minimally invasive: BOTOX treatments are comfortable and quick, typically taking just a few minutes. Plus, there is little to no recovery involved, so you won’t have to miss out on your usual routine.  
  • Tried and true: BOTOX has gained its reputation by reliably treating lines and wrinkles. It works on candidates of various ages and skin types.  
  • Safe: BOTOX is FDA approved* and is generally considered a low-risk treatment.

However, there are other wrinkle-reducing options available if BOTOX isn’t the right fit for you. 


Dysport works similarly to BOTOX—some even refer to them as “cousin” products. They both contain botulinum toxin A, the neurotoxin that relaxes specific muscles from overly contracting. Dysport is FDA approved* to treat moderate to severe frown lines. It works a bit faster than BOTOX, typically taking effect in 24 to 48 hours.

DOT CO2 & Fraxel® Laser Skin Resurfacing 

These laser treatments remove the outer layers of aged, dead skin cells and stimulate ongoing collagen production for a smoother, younger-looking appearance. Fractional lasers such as Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT) CO2 and Fraxel create tiny microinjuries in your skin while leaving the surrounding areas intact. These microinjuries stimulate your body’s natural regenerative process. The result is tighter, more elastic, younger-looking skin with fewer fine lines.   


Microneedling with the SkinPen® also creates a matrix of tiny injuries on your skin’s surface, encouraging your skin to heal itself. This healing process includes plenty of collagen production, which minimizes visible lines and improves the skin’s elasticity.

Fibroblast Lift Therapy 

Performed using the innovative plasma pen, fibroblast lift therapy works by targeting the fibroblasts in your skin responsible for collagen production. The pen creates an arc of energy that encourages these fibroblasts to start the regenerative process, tightening skin and smoothing away fine lines even in delicate areas such as the eyelids, eyebrows, crow’s feet, and around the mouth.  

Chemical Peels 

Available in various treatment depths and intensities, chemical peels give your skin a fresh start by peeling away aged skin and revealing the healthy layers underneath. Peels containing phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) create a smoother skin texture and minimize existing wrinkles.  

SkinMedica® & ALASTIN® Skincare Products 

Adding medical-grade skincare products to your at-home routine is an excellent way to keep wrinkles at bay for as long as possible and prolong the results of other cosmetic treatments. We recommend Alastin’s line of restorative products and SkinMedica’s TNS repair products for anti-aging.  

Next Steps 

Not sure which of the BOTOX alternatives at our Lake Mary, FL, location is right for you? To discuss your anti-aging options with our Orlando-area team in person, please request a consultation, book online now, or call (407) 333-3040.