Dr Fredric Brandt, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York & Miami answered a query about alternative to botox, saying "The latest crop of anti-aging creams make a noticeable difference in muscular lines, so they're perfect for anyone who isn't ready for Botox injections". Creams which have the plumping agent GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid), a natural muscle relaxer found in the body but synthetically produced for these products, can be used around the eyes, forehead and the mouth.

Dr Brandt says, the effect of the creams is temporary (most creams last for 24 hours) but the cream can be reapplied right before a big night out.