Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline®)
Acetyl hexapeptide-8 (Argireline) is a peptide shown to reduce wrinkles associated with facial expressions. When we feel happy, sad or wish to communicate a message through our facial expressions, the brain sends a message to release acetylcholine, a chemical that causes facial muscles to contract. Preventing the muscle contraction is essential in preventing new wrinkles or reducing the depth of existing wrinkles. While Botox® paralyzes the muscles so that they do not move, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 intercepts the message from the brain to the muscle, preventing its contraction. In clinical testing, Acetyl Heaxapeptide-8 has been shown to reduce wrinkles by up to 27% after 30 days.
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