3 Separate Experts Say This $15 Amazon Lotion Is the Closest Thing to Botox

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, in 2016, seven million Americans received Botox injections and 2.6 million got soft-tissue filler. Botox was 4% more popular than the previous year, and the latter rose by 2%. It's been two years since these stats were recorded, and given the rise of dermal fillers in the age of Instagram, we're assuming it's safe to bet these numbers have steadily risen. What's perhaps more shocking than the sheer number of people getting injectables is the money that's being shelled out for them: One syringe of Juvéderm Voluma (a type of dermal filler) runs $700 to $1200 in New York, and for Botox, each unit costs around $22, so if you need 25 units to treat forehead creases, you'd be out $550. It's a steep price to pay, especially since both dissolve over time and you'll need to continuously make appointments to maintain the effects. (Filler can last anywhere from six months to two years depending on whether you opted for semi-permanent or permanent injections, and Botox lasts three to six months.)

While injectables will certainly deliver the most noticeable results in the name of hiding wrinkles and filling out the skin, the good news is there are products you can use to plump, firm, and even prevent muscle contraction for similar results to what you'd get in the doctor's office. We spoke with plastic surgeon Melissa Doft, MD, and Michele Farber, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC to learn more.