16 Jan Boomers FYI: Meet Reloxin, The Cheaper, Better Alternative To Botox
With the recession upon us, there are some sacrifices that we have to make. Thankfully, having wrinkled skin is not one of them. The hundreds of dollars you once had to pay for younger, firmer looking skin may be a thing of the past. A recession-proof derma-filler is currently up for approval with the FDA this year. Reloxin, as it is called, is a product Europeans have been using for years and it has finally made its way over to our American shores. The question really is does it really work and is it just as good as Botox?
Reloxin, also known as Dysport in Europe and South America, is a derma-filler like Botox and it is administered much in the same way-by injecting it into specific areas of the skin. Originally developed to be a muscle relaxer, it works by paralyzing the muscle that causes wrinkling. Sounds familiar? Reloxin is just like Botox, except better and cheaper!
It was reported on the ’Today Show’ by Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s Chief medical editor that Reloxin results can be seen faster than that of Botox. In some reports, it is claimed that results for Reloxin can be seen in 1 to 2 days beating out the 3 to 4 days Botox requires. It is also claimed that the results last longer when you use Reloxin- varying reports give a 3-6 month span as compared to the 6- 8 weeks in between your regular Botox appointments.
Reloxin has one more up on Botox by being cheaper. It may be up to $200 less than a Botox treatment; news that would make anyone rejoice – especially in these times. You may not have to suffer from cutting back your beauty budget after all.
Some consumers still seem to prefer the more natural-looking derma-fillers that add collagen to plump the skin and lift the wrinkle rather than immobilizing it as Botox and others like it do. The entire details on the effects (both positive and negative) of Reloxin are yet to be full determined and consumers are discouraged from using it until the FDA gives their full approval. There have been many suggested substitutes and alternatives for Botox in the past couple of years not approved by the FDA resulting in disastrous symptoms for some patients.
Keep your ear to the ground for more news on Reloxin/Dysport and whether the FDA approves it or not. In the meantime, cross your fingers, there is hardly greater news than a recession-friendly Botox alternative. And smile! You can have younger, firmer looking skin during the recession- Yes, You Can!
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