Is Good Skin Care a Replacement for Botox and Filler?

A young woman considers botox vs skin care solutions

Can skin care fix this, or do I need Botox and filler?

In the age of injectables, this is one of the most common questions I get from my clients.  Estheticians often make the mistake of trying to convince a client looking for non-invasive anti-aging treatments that a non-medical service will address their medical complaint. Have a sagging jawline? Let's try microcurrent therapy.  Concerned about your frown and lip lines? Let's do a chemical peel.  Unhappy with the look of your aging neck? Let me sell you a life changing neck cream. The client unfortunately ends up with little to no improvement in their appearance and a loss of hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Being a good esthetician means being honest with yourself and you client when discussing the benefits AND the limitations of skin care. A customer should never be sold a $1400 package of microcurrent treatments to lift the face, when only injectable filler or surgery will work;  they should not be sold a $300 chemical peel to soften fine lines if a better result could be achieved by spending that same amount on Botox!

As a medical esthetician with a history of working in dermatology, plastic surgery and in homeopathic wellness I pride myself on being able to give my clients a comprehensive evaluation of their skin.  My treatment recommendations are always based on client expectations, health, lifestyle, budget and what I think will make them look their best NOT on whether or not I can make a sale on a service I provide or a product I carry. I give honest assessments, present all options and routinely refer my clients out to a local doctor when I feel their needs are better suited with injectables or even surgery. You can trust us to always have your best interests at heart!


  1. Jenifa Lorens on September 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Excellent article, I can see there clearly present about Skin Care a Replacement for Botox and Filler. Thanks for your innovative blog.

    • Michelle on September 18, 2019 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you Jenifa. Good skin care is a replacement for some, or an enhancement for others to more invasive treatments like injectables and surgery. We strive to give our clients options to help them look and feel their best.

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