Is there really an alternative to Botox?
Indeed there is!
Argireline is considered a Botox alternative because it produces similar results.
It's considered the "Instant Face Lift" of over-the-counter topical anti-aging skin care treatments.
So, chances are you're wondering how that's possible, right?
Argireline is a clinically proven facial rejuvenation ingredient used in anti-aging skin care products as a Botox alternative.
The muscle calming properties of Argireline have been demonstrated to produce
an "instant face lift" effect similar to that of Botox.
Here's a quick scientific breakdown of how these two entirely different substances produce similar results in reducing the appearance of wrinkles:
Most people are familiar with botulism, right?
Well, Botox is the trade name for the lethal botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring substance. However, when used in tiny doses as a cosmetic and therapeutic treatment it is a very powerful and effective medication.
Botox has become the most popular of all cosmetic procedures since injections work to paralyze the facial muscles, eliminating the appearance of wrinkles.
As a peptide chain of amino acids derived from natural proteins, acetyl hexapeptide-3 works to prevent muscles from moving. (Similar to the muscle paralyzing effect of Botox.)
As an anti-wrinkle active ingredient in skin rejuvenation treatments, Acetyl hexapeptide-3 or acetyl hexapeptide-8 is a peptide is actually a fragment of SNAP-25, a substrate of the botulinum toxin, aka Botox.
Over-the-counter rejuvenation treatments with the recommended concentration of the active anti-aging ingredient, Argireline, produce similar results as Botox by visibly firming the skin as well as reducing the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines; particularly in the area around the eyes, forehead and upper lip.
(But not as instantaneously as Botox. . .)
Well, let's compare OTC rejuvenation treatments, usually the inspired name of an "Instant Face Lift", to Botox.
Botox injections range from $400 to $900 (or more) for a treatment involving several injections in the neighborhood of $100 a syringe and last from 3 to 6 months.
Argireline over-the-counter facial rejuvenation treatments that include a hearty concentration of the active ingredient works to reduce facial movements for up to eight hours. Argireline is considered a safer, non-invasive, less expensive, and a much milder alternative to Botox, topically targeting the same wrinkle-formation mechanism, but in a very natural way.