Hydroxatone Better than Botox?
I had to post this review because so many patients asked me “Does Hydroxatone really comparable to Botox?” Usually when something is so highly marketed without much (really none) evidence to support its claims, I ignore it. Then one day one of my readers or a patient asks me to guide them in their quest for a cream that will compare to Botox. Of course, they are now hearing more and more about Hydroxatone with the marketing hype.
What is Hydroxatone?
Hydroxatone is a compound of Matrixyl 3000 (see post on Matrixyl 3000), Argireline, the trade name for the synthetically derived peptide called acetyl hexapeptide-3, and some ubiquitous antioxidants. Argeline’s claim to fame is simply: Argireline has been shown to moderate excessive catecholamines release. That’s it…as unromantic as it is. It will not decrease wrinkles. The other component of Hydroxatone is hyaluronic acid, in its liquid form, which cannot penetrate past the stratum corneum. However, it may slightly fill up the dead keritin cells in stratum corneum because its (hyaluronic acid’s) ability to absorb water is big. This however should not be confused with hydration for your skin. It doesn’t work that way. Bloating your top dead skin cells does not equal wrinkle reduction. Period.
Can Hydroxatone Compare to Botox?
Really, can any cream compare to Botox? Of course not. Not yet. It is coming soon, however. There is on the horizon a botulinum toxin cream that will have many valid indications. It will reduce wrinkles, sweating, even acne. Stay tuned. You will not miss the introduction. It is not however, available yet, and these claims made by others are simply: claims made to make you notice and purchase, though most likely not worth of your very valuable dollars.
Is Botox Cream Next?
While the cream containing botulinum toxin is coming, it will not be priced as cheap as these faux competitors. Be ready: If you wish to escape the needle, there will most likely be trade-offs.
From Dr. Bonnie:
When first meeting, my patients tell me they want to look younger, and we talk about their concerns. For most its a sense of not looking as “fresh” as they used to. As we continue to talk, I find many are under incredible stress, and it’s aging them beyond their real years. They’re aware of the pressure, and maybe even of the toll it’s taking. Unfortunately, its not easy to figure out how to get off this energy draining treadmill that’s sabotaging their chance to look great.
I ‘ve discovered three common problems that almost all of these patients share, and even went so far as to prepare three separate videos, which have become my “prescriptions”. Each deals with a different problem and shows step-by-step how to eliminate them from your life.
I would love to share them with you, and there is no charge. The first is titled “The Dirty Little Secret of Multi-Tasking” and as the title may hint, Multi-Tasking is not helping us save time nor get things done faster.
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