Aging is the natural phenomenon of life that we all have to face after some age of life. There are many changes in the body which come in one’s body with this process. Wrinkles is also one such part of the aging phenomenon which is being triggered by certain factors such as skin texture, pollutants, smoking, sun exposure, these factors fasten up the wrinkling process. Wrinkles are the creases that form in the skin, especially noticeable around eyes, and neck. In this article, we are going to discuss the allopathic methods of suppressing its possible side effects, and its best substitute in Ayurveda along with some best herbal formulations for the wrinkle less facial skin.
Botox is an injectable muscle relaxer that is used for the cosmetic purpose in masking the facial wrinkles. The content of this injection includes OnabotulinumtoxinA (a botulinum toxin type A), that helps in temporary paralysis of the muscle, which reduces the facial wrinkles appearance. It is a minimal invasive treatment and used for the treatment of wrinkles around eyes, on the forehead between eyes.
Procedure & Method of Action
The procedure consists of using a thin needle to administer three to five injections of botulinum toxin type A which is a neurotoxic protein obtained from or produced by the Clostridium botulinum and related species. This toxins prevents the acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) release from the axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and result in flaccid paralysis, which have masking effects on the wrinkles. This injection is injected at the targeted area between eyebrows, or 3 injections on the side of each eye in crow’s feet related condition.
Side Effects of Botox
The after effects of botox injections include a range of minor bruising with discomforts to severe allergic reactions for example itching, rash or breathing difficulties. Other common adverse effects include headache, tiredness, dry eyes, or excessive tearing, double vision, neck pain, drooping or inflammation in the eyelid area and asthma like symptoms etc.
Best Substitute in Ayurveda
Ayurveda, being the ancient Science of Life and Medicine, has prime focus to preserve the health of the healthy person then aims at treating the ailment of the ill person. In Ayurveda, many Acharya had the aging and death are the ultimate illnesses that one has to face at a certain time of lifetime.
There are certain herbs mentioned in Ayurvedic texts which are having the anti aging effects. And these herbs are considered to stop the aging process or delay the effects of aging. Top ten of such herbs as mentioned by Acharya Charka in the Vayasthapan mahaakshay includes-
(Reference- Charka Samhita Sutra sthana 4/50)
- Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Abhaya (Terminalia chebula)
- Dhatri (Emblica officinalis)
- Yukta-Rasana (Pluchea lanceolata)
- Shweta (Clitoria ternatea)
- Jiwanti (Leptadenia reticulata)
- Atirasa (Asparagus racemosus)
- Mandookparni (Centella asiatica)
- Sthira (Desmodium gangeticum)
- Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
Apart from these herbs various rasayan formulations are available which are having the positive effects on the body’s functions and by eliminating the toxins and factors that are responsible for promoting aging. The classical formulations that delay aging process especially facial wrinkling include-
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Arogyavardhini vati
- Amlaki Rasayan
- Mahamanjisthadi kwath
- Kumkumadi Oil
- Brahma Rasayan
- Chyawanprash awaleha
- Haritakyadi Rasayan
- Amalak Ghrita
- Medhya Rasayan
- Brahmi Ghrita
- Somraji Rasayan
- Dhatryadi Rasayan
- Triphala Rasayan
- Pippali Vardhmaan Rasayan
- Shilajatu Rasayan
- Bhallatak Rasayan
- Haridra Khand
Planet Ayurveda is an leading herbal manufacturing unit that makes herbal medicines with strict ayurvedic texts and formulations. The formulations made here are obtained from the 100% natural sources, are being process and formulated by ancient time tested formulas in the supervision and guidance of the expert team led by the ayurvedic doctors.
Herbal remedies as suggested by Planet Ayurveda’s experts for having the wrinkle less skin despite ongoing aging, includes-
- Aloe Vitals Capsules
- Radiant Skin Hair Nails formula
- Alektrona Serum
- Cleopatra Anti- Ageing Body Butter
- Manjishtha Capsules
1. Aloe Vitals Capsules
These capsules are being formulated with the standardised extract of Aloe barbadensis which has a very good effect on skin. Aloe vera is also a tonic for maintaining the adequate balance of the hormones. These capsules help in maintaining the facial skin wrinkle free by moisturizing the skin, improving the blood vessels condition, keeping the skin tissue hydrated, relieving skin inflammation and rejuvenating the skin cells.
Dosage-1 capsule twice daily, after meal with plain water.
2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
The product is available in capsule form with us and formulated by the Planet Ayurveda’s experts for the special care of kin, nails and hair. The ingredients of this formulation include the potent herbs that includes Chirata (Swertia chirata), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pitapapda (Fumaria officinalis), and aloe vera. The regular use of these capsules work to ensure in managing the skin health and prevent wrinkling of the facial skin. This also aids the relieving skin ailments like acne and pimples, make the skin smooth, enhance glow and wrinkle free.
Dosage-1 capsule twice daily, with plain water after meal
3. Alektrona Serum
This is the serum for local application containing multiple ingredients such as bearberry, xanthan gum, licorice extracts, calendula flower extract, Rosa damascena flower water, glycerine (vegetable derived), Salix alba bark extract, etc. These all help in moisturizing the skin and help in making the skin smooth and wrinkle free despite aging.
Method of Application- Apply twice daily, morning and night. Place Two pumps into your palm. Apply all over your face upward motion; apply remaining serum onto the neck.
4. Cleopatra Anti- Ageing Body Butter
This is a high quality cosmetic and beauty enhancing formulation made by Planet Ayurveda. This formulation is made from natural ingredients such as wheat germ oil, Shea butter, Glycerine, Almond oil, Aloe vera extract and few other herbs. These all ingredients help in the deep nourishment of the skin cells and thus aids in the production of elastin and collagen that provide a natural face lifting effect that relieves the wrinkles. Cleopatra Anti-Ageing Body Butter also promotes the elasticity of the skin by hydrating the skin.
Method of Application- Apply day & night all over face and neck after cleansing to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Delicate skin may experience a brief tingling sensation. If tingling sensation persists for a long time after applying the product, immediately rinse with plain water.
5. Manjishtha Capsules
These capsules contain the standardised extract of manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). Manjishtha is a well known herb for its raktashodhak (blood purifying) and rakt prasadak guna (property of making skin glow). The use of these capsules is very much beneficial for the facial wrinkles as it is beneficial in eliminating the dead skin cells, other toxins from blood and body and balancing the pitta dosha.
Dosage- 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water.
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Aging is a natural process and one can’t just escape this with any sort of medication, but it’s possible to delay the effects of aging like facial wrinkles can be delayed to a few years or even a decade. As already discussed, botox (allopathic method) is a poison and has a lot of hazardous after effects. Whereas the Ayurvedic herbs and formulations not only promote skin health but also enhance the body’s all over immunity and help in slowing down the ongoing aging effects by its rejuvenating effects in a relatively much safer and effective way.