What we have to leave Botox: The nerve poison is so effective that you can't even open your eyes in surprise after using it. But the dangers behind it are as extreme as the effect. It's good that there is a safe botox alternative for men: We take a closer look at acetyl hexapeptide.
Wrinkle-free, but toxic: why botox is not an option for a facelift
The result is known: an over-molded, unnaturally rigid botox face on the heads of The Hoff, Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, Burt Reynolds, Mickey Rourke and some more. The neurotoxin botox (botulinum toxin) paralyzes the muscles, smoothes the skin and is said to prevent wrinkles.
In fact, the “effect” of botox injections against bags under the eyes, frown lines or the nasolabial fold is undeniable. However, she likes to overshoot her target and causes pitiable tragedy on the faces of our male celebrity colleagues. Even more: An overly high dose of botulinum toxin can lead to swallowing disorders, dry mouth, headache, nausea or even paralysis of the respiratory muscles. Although the risks are rare, the dangers are real and, in our opinion, are not in proportion to the actually desired effect. In addition, botox treatment is associated with high costs.
By the way (and from the perspective of botox victims: luckily!) The effects of botox do not last forever. But that also means: If you want your skin to remain wrinkle-free, you have to put it back on the needle after a few weeks or months. Are you looking for a botox cream? Unfortunately we have to disappoint you - there is no effective botox cream because the substance has to be injected deep into the skin and applied superficially has no effect.
A real alternative to botox is acetyl hexapeptide : it is a non-toxic, harmless and yet effective wrinkle killer.
Acetyl hexapeptide: what's behind it?
You probably knew that our body cells communicate with each other via messenger substances. In muscles there is a special neurotransmitter, acetylcholine - or ACh for short. The mechanics are simple: if a lot of ACh reaches the muscle, it contracts more. It is problematic, however, that high muscle activity on the skin level - and especially on the face - causes deep wrinkles.
Acetyl hexapeptide blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine: the neurotransmitter only reaches the muscle to a limited extent and it contracts less. This leaves the skin relaxed and less wrinkled.
If you apply acetyl hexapeptide to the forehead or the eye region, for example, the muscle activity there is reduced. The difference to Botox, however, is that it does not paralyze your face: Firstly, you only apply the active substance to the upper layer of the skin - that's why we at Acetyl Hexapeptide also speak of needle-free Botox. Second, the anti-wrinkle peptide blocks about two-thirds of the messenger substance ACh and your facial muscles can remain active.
Acetyl hexapeptide does not make your face a motionless grotesque mask, but creates a wrinkle-reduced, young and relaxed expression.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 or Argireline?
Acetyl hexapeptide is a synthetic compound of six (therefore "hexa") amino acids. The INCI name of the wrinkle killer is Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, but we also mean the same under Acetyl Hexapeptide-3. By the way, Argireline is the same as Acetyl Hexapeptide, with a small difference: This is the protected product name of a cosmetics manufacturer.
Better than botox: the benefits of acetyl hexapeptide
In summary, three reasons speak for acetyl hexapetide:
- The effectiveness has been proven: Studies and laser measurements show that creams with acetyl hexapeptide reduce the depth of wrinkles by up to 50 percent.
- The application is simple: You apply acetyl hexapeptide with your cream, for example on the forehead and around the eyes. That’s it.
- It is not a botox: you do not need needles, which is why acetyl hexapeptide is not invasive or harmful. It only comes on the outer layer of skin, where it cannot cause toxic reactions or damage to the skin and nerves. In addition, you do not have the extreme effects of Botox: your face remains a face and does not become a stiff mask.
The anti-aging face serum (including acetyl hexapeptide and other highly effective peptides) is effective against wrinkles and makes botox for your face unnecessary. Like all other products from our company, it is of course manufactured free of toxins or harmful substances - and is of course tailored to the special needs of men's skin!
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