Why Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is Better Than Injectables

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.

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Hold It In, Smooth It Over and Lift It Up!

Your skin is your body’s natural “girdle”, keeping your internal “everything” held in and together, protected and flexibly able to move. Just look at a young child or teenager and you see no wrinkles, sagging or flapping in the wind.

The years go by. The clock ticks away and the internal components that give our skin its elasticity and “spring back into place” flexibility wane. We see the signs when we look in the mirror – which we do less of as we get older. Ahem.

You know my love for the Classic Hollywood Musicals, and this topic brings to mind “Two Week With Love“. Have you seen it? Jane Powell stars as an ‘almost’ eighteen year old, on vacation with her family at a resort where she encounters many young people just a wee bit older than she, and a handsome “older gentleman” who she’s smitten with. The problem: She’s the only one who still is not wearing a corset, and EVERYONE knows it! Her mother stays strong in not allowing it, and her father intervenes – with something only a man would select – an orthopedic corset that locks up when you bend! I’ll let you enjoy it for yourself – it is one of my all time favorites.

I share the story because it always made me want to wear a pretty corset like the one she did her “Corset Song” in, and look as smooth and “lifted” as she. The difference in how her dresses looked pre- and post- corset were remarkable and certainly presented her figure in a much more flattering image. [Read more…]

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