People these days, women in particular, want to stay young forever. This is not a new idea, and many tried the same thing in the past. However, all youth serums known so far failed at some point. Until recently, Botox was the substance used by many who wanted to iron their aging wrinkles.
The newly discovered substance is Argireline. This anti-aging hexapeptide (or acetyl hexapeptide-3) has been designed to mimic the activity of Botox, without the need to use needles in order to apply the product. This substance has been used in many anti-aging products, and the idea behind it is to reduce or decrease deep wrinkles around the eyes, mouth or on the forehead. So, more or less, it has similar effects to Botox, only without injections.
Argireline was manufactured by Spanish company, so, be aware of that, when you decide to buy some Argireline-based products claiming to be products made in USA. Some products containing Argireline, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera juice (like Anti-Wrinkle 55 Gold Serum). All these substances are known as anti-aging ingredients, but probably the most efficient is proven to be specifically Argireline.
How Argireline works
Natural proteins used to make this hexapeptide affect the muscles of the face, relaxing them so much that they appear to be paralyzed. Wrinkles appear on the face because of the repeated muscle contractions, and by relaxing they seem to have disappeared. The effects look like the person has injected Botox, so that’s how Argireline got the name “the best Botox alternative”. Wrinkles caused by frowning or smiling also vanish when a person starts using Argireline.
Argireline mimic and destabilize the complex in the muscles needed for muscle contraction, modulating and relaxing them, leading to anti-wrinkle effects.
These products have also been proven to work on the prevention of new wrinkles and lines, because of the reduction of muscle movement.
Why is Argireline Better than Botox
Botox was initially used to ease problems with spastic blinking or crossed eyes. The injection caused fine wrinkles to disappear and that’s how the Botox history started. This substance is actually the botulinum toxin and needs to be injected into specific place on the face, relaxing the muscles causing wrinkles.
Argireline does the same thing, but without the need to inject anything, and without surgeons or doctors needed to inject it. It is also much cheaper option than Botox, which should not be neglected.
The amount of used substance is also smaller and it is applied to the face as the cream, which is safer than Botox injections. Just a month after the start of the treatment with Argireline, people reported significant improvement in the wrinkles around the eyes.