Gel could be needle-free alternative to Botox

September 22, 2011 5:00:18 AM PDT
Have you ever thought about trying to get rid of your wrinkles but can't stomach the thought of needles?

Industry-funded research suggests that a gel based on the same active ingredient of the injectable Botox wrinkle treatment could help reduce the lines around the eyes known as crow's feet.

The effects are supposed to last for four months. That's comparable to that produced by Botox injections.

The gel is still undergoing clinic trials, and it is still not clear how much the treatment would cost, whether it would work better than Botox or when it might be available.