How do they actually work? Dr. Elena Sorlham is here to explain:
Since its approval by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox® has enjoyed a huge rise in popularity among those seeking to reduce wrinkles and give their skin a more youthful appearance. Botox is a safer, injectable form of botulism toxin, the same bacteria that causes food poisoning. Botox treatments work by blocking the nerve transmissions that cause facial muscles to contract, resulting in a temporary mild paralysis of the facial muscles where it is injected. Since the facial muscles can no longer contract properly, the wrinkles and “crow’s feet” caused by repeated contractions smooth out and become less noticeable. Botox injections were the #1 most popular cosmetic treatment in 2003, with the average procedure costing about $400-$500. The Botox procedure consists of injections given in the forehead, frown-lines, and outer eye area to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for both men and women.
Many of the products on the market today designed to reduce wrinkles and give skin a more youthful appearance rely on ingredients that work similar to Botox; by limiting the facial muscle contractions to allow skin to smoothen naturally. Instead of relying on expensive injections to paralyze facial muscles, many of the most popular products rely on topical ingredients that reduce the amount of nerve stimulation to the facial muscles, thus causing the area to smoothen and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. These ingredients, called hexapeptides, can produce results similar to Botox without the cost or hassle of visiting a dermatologist for injections. They are also used to extend the effective length of Botox injections, which typically wear off in 2-3 months.
The most popular, and effective, products contain Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, a powerful non-toxic agent that can dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, mouth, and forehead. In sufficient concentrations (at least 5%) Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 products can cause significant improvements in the youthful appearance of skin. Many products combine it with other moisturizers and fragrances to enhance the effects. When selecting an anti wrinkle product, be sure to find one that contains a high concentration of Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, is hypoallergenic (if you have sensitive skin), and offers a guarantee of satisfaction.
*Special thanks to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
** Botox®is a registered trademark of Allergan Labs
Compare Skin Care Products: Avotone, Strivectin-SD, Rejuvenex, Hydroderm
There are many new skin care products using cutting-edge chemicals and ingredients on the market today. The fastest growing segment is those creams and lotions that offer anti-aging properties, and are designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines, and “crow’s feet”. Many of these products can help people take years off their face, without resorting to Botox® injections or costly chemical peels or face-lifts. The following data is compiled from independent research, your reviews, and the information gathered by our review staff.
Our highest rating went to Avotone as the #1 anti-wrinkle skin cream.It contains 10% AH-3 to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and avocado oil to moisturize and replenish. It is safe for male and female users, and was reported to have a significant effect on wrinkles and skin texture in just 1-2 months of use. Shipping time and value were also rated highly by reviewers.
$160.00 for 3 months supply.
5 star review
Originally designed to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, Strivectin has proven a popular facial cream to minimize the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.It does contain an oglio-peptide that reviewers report helps with forehead lines and crow’s feet, users must use frequently or results fade quickly.
$135.00 for 3 months supply.
4 star review
One of the older products on the market, Rejuvenex blends Vitamin C and Alpha-hydroxy acid with plant extracts to produce an anti-aging skin cream. No effect on deep wrinkles was experienced after Rejuvenex use. It was reported to have effective sunscreen properties, but some users report mild redness with repeated use.
$135.00 for 3 months supply.
4 star review
Hydroderm consists of marine collagen and Vyo-serum. It is supposed to allow collagen to absorb through the skin and strengthen the skin’s own collagen. It is a liquid, applied twice daily to improve skin tone and firmness. Hydroderm is not recommended for male users.
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