I don’t use facial injectables as part of my beauty regimen, so when I have a chance to observe, fairly up close, someone who does, it interests me. I like to watch how her facial muscles contract, or not, how her emotions are expressed on her face matching the varying tones of her conversation, then try to guess which areas the formulas have been injected. I wonder if prolonged use of injectables does long term damage to the nerves, muscles and circulation within the tissues. I also wonder if the tissue “stretches” to accommodate the added volume, and if over time and with loss of collagen and elastin, will the area require more filler to keep it up, and if the tissue will eventually sag even more.
Someone I observed recently, was seated next to me at a luncheon. As we were chatting, I thought to myself back to the last time we had chatted, which was over a year ago. Then I thought she looked different, which was when it dawned on me she had had some cosmetic support as I noticed her forehead not moving and very little facial movement during the course of our hour long conversation. If I hadn’t honed in on her facial movement, or lack thereof, I would have left thinking how youthful and beautiful she looked. And she really did look lovely.
As I looked around the room during the luncheon presentation, I observed other faces who had some additional “support.” It was interesting to see the different combos of lips only, forehead only, and one woman had overdone the volume looking quite puffy. This all got me to thinking about how some of us try to stop the hands of time, with a death grip on days gone by. Whatever it takes to try to avoid looking older is what many women do.
I recently began using a new product with a high concentration of a peptide that comes close to giving results close to that of botox, without the frozen face. The peptide is Acetyl Octapeptide-3 or also known as SNAP-8, and it is within a new product called PSR Next.
“Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is a peptide ingredient, clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. It is a safer, more economical and milder alternative to Botulinum Toxin (Botox), and targets the same wrinkle-formation mechanism topically.”
I must tell you, I have noticed a difference in depth of wrinkles and reduction in amount of wrinkles overall. I especially notice diminishing of the larger creases at the top of my nose bridge between the eyebrows, and the large, deep folds from the outside of each nostril down the sides of my mouth. There is even tightening of my sagging chin lines, and neck wrinkles. I am ecstatic to say the least!
I’ve used PSR Next by itself, and with my DFI Beauty Gadget. The package says to use it no more than 5 times a week, so I am marking my calendar to make sure I get my full 5 times in. I can tell it is working from the second I put it on, after my Activating Tonic, which opens pores for greater absorption, because it tingles right beneath the top layers of skin for about a minute. Don’t you love when you feel AND see something working? Yeah, me too!