Despite its name, onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox isn't toxic when injected locally in small doses. The real risk? Looking like you're wearing a scary plastic mask. "Women actually appear older when they're expressionless," warns New York dermatologist Marina Peredo.
Scroll down to start recovering with our 3-step program.3-STEP REHAB
STEP 1: GAIN SOME PERSPECTIVE
Shakespeare once wrote, "With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come." And he's got a point. Creases and lines are the remnants of joy—and not having any at all is a bit of a bummer.
STEP 2: SLEEP ON IT
A potent night cream or gel can smooth wrinkles without freezing your face. Formulations like Peter Thomas Roth's Neuroliquid Volufill Hydra-Gel ($110; peterthomasroth.com), contain line-smoothing hyaluronic acid, plus ingredients to lighten dark spots and lift fallen skin.
STEP 3: PICK A PEPTIDE
With consistent use, a moisturizer with peptides (try Skinmedica's TNS Essential Serum, $260; skinmedica.com) can help keep skin plump and smooth. Need a quick fix? L'Oréal's Revitalift Miracle Blur Roth's ($25; lorealparisusa.com) diffuses light to minimize fine lines in an instant.Read MoreLess