Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Argireline: Better and Cheaper than Botox?

So, you have heard about the latest in the cosmetic skin care industry - Argireline. This synthetic chemical ingredient used in the manufacturing of anti aging products has been dubbed as an alternative for Botox. But is it really?

Many are hopeful about this ingredient mainly because it is cheaper and more affordable than Botox which you can only get from a certified dermatologist. With Argireline, everyone who wishes to have a face lift can get it without the expensive cost of going to a skin care clinic. Yes, Argireline is added to anti aging creams so you can have the convenience of having a face lift at the very comfort of your own home.

But is this new anti aging technology really worth the commotion it is bringing today? Before we answer that, let us first differentiate between the two: Botox and Argireline.

Botox is actually a toxin which is produced by a bacterium (called Clostridium botulinum) which causes paralysis through food poisoning (usually honey. So be careful for all those honey fanatics out there). Yes. You read that correctly. Paralysis, meaning it's life threatening, right? So why do all the hollywood stars who have had botox injections are not dead?

Well, that is because botox is used in small doses to achieve the "lifting" effect of facial muscles. In a nutshell, this is what happens when you have botox injections: Your facial nerves get paralysed so as a result facial muscles don't wrinkle (just temporarily)

The Pros and Cons of Botox

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