Posts Tagged ‘facial injections’
Monday May 14th, 2012
Since Botox® injections have become such a popular procedure it’s no surprise that skin care companies have begun formulating products that provide similar results. Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It’s the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat certain health issues like excessive underarm sweating. More commonly, it is used as a temporary muscle paralyzer in the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated expressions (smiling, frowning, squinting etc.).
How do skincare products compare? There is no way that you can achieve the same result as botox using a topical serum or cream, but there are certain ingredients that can gently relax the facial muscles giving a smoother, softer look to expression lines and wrinkles. Here’s a look at 2 of our most popular Botox substitutes:
Argireline™ (Acetyl Hexapeptide-3) is the only peptide clinically proven to provide a muscle relaxing action (by disturbing the nervous signals sent to muscles under the dermis) to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Myoxinol™, a complex of oligopeptides from Hibiscus seeds works in synergy with the Argireline to further relax the facial muscles. Both of the GM Collin Bota Peptide products also contain a high concentration of antioxidants as well as a cocktail of ingredients proven to plump, smooth, and rejuvenate the skin.
Similar to GM Collin’s Bota Peptide range, Vivierskin’s TMR Serum also contains the muscle relaxing Acetyl Hexapeptide-3. With regular use, lines and wrinkles are smoothed and skin becomes refreshed and rejuvenated. For those who already undergo Botox injections, Vivierskin TMR Serum may be used in conjunction to prolong the results. The formula is lightweight and fast-absorbing and should be used locally where lines of expression are most prevalent.
Luzern Laboratories created this triple peptide wrinkle treatment with Swiss Apple Stem Cells to promote firmness, smooth lines and wrinkles, and increase collagen production.
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