Botox®-like effect Facial

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The Botox®-like effect Facial recently has been introduced as a noninvasive clinical treatment that works as a wrinkle corrector to minimize expression lines while smoothing and relaxing the skin. The addition of potent antioxidants strengthens the dermis and inhibits the breakdown of the cellular matrix, resulting in a visibly reduced appearance of fine lines and the prevention of new ones. Rodeo Drive Cosmetic Centers in La Jolla and in LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic in California, are one of the first practices in the area to offer the facial.

If a client decides that Botox is right for them, they can continue with the Botox-like facial to extend the results of the injection. For those who are not interested in the more invasive procedure, this offers a better alternative for the long term. The facial with continued use does help to restructure the skin.

How it works
The most amazing thing about the Botox-like facial is that you see results after the first session. This facial is ideal for someone looking to decrease the appearance of fine lines, and it helps those with hyperpig­mentation and sun damage.

Argireline3—one of the only peptides known to function similarly to Botox—and Myoxinol4 work together for an intense myorelaxing action. Argireline disturbs the nervous signals sent to the muscles and relaxes them. Matrixyl, retinol, copper and zinc peptides increase collagen and elastin synthesis to fight free radicals, detoxify and even out the skin tone. The combination of the strong antioxidant alpha lipoic acid and isoflavone, which has the biological activity comparable to that of the human hormone estrogen, inhibits the cell’s matrix breakdown, and works to reinforce and strengthen the skin. When clients arrive for their first visit, we start by explaining the benefits of the facial, how each of the ingredients works on the skin and how they address different problems.

The Botox-like facial helps to prevent and eliminate expression lines caused by microcon­tractions of the skin. The complexion is left smooth and relaxed with a rejuvenated and re-densified look. The facial produces not only an instant effect, but also a long-term younger-looking appearance, if properly maintained.
During a clinical evaluation, up to 85% of participants discovered a reduction of wrinkle length, and up to 88% saw a reduction of wrinkle surface area. More pronounced surface wrinkles or lines on the forehead, crow’s-feet and frown lines between the eyebrows also were reduced visibly in terms of depth, size and number. Facial muscles also were relaxed, and lines were smoothed. We also offer an accelerated add on treatment with the addition of the Nano-Kiss microneedling and face, neck and decolletage microneedling.

Treatment steps
        The Botox-like facial takes approximately one hour. In order to achieve continued results, four initial facials are recommended, one to two weeks apart. Thereafter, the facial should be booked once a month in order to provide ongoing maintenance.

Step 1: The four-step treatment begins with an initial cleansing and exfoliation of the skin, as well as a skin analysis.
 Step 2: If Nano Kiss is added, the microneedling is then performed. The first product application acts similarly to Botox and is massaged into the skin.
Step 3: A freeze-dried collagen mask then is applied with alginate pellicles to boost the skin’s metabolic activity. This is worked into the skin, and, as it is massaged, it turns into a gel.
Step 4: A thermal mask then is applied for 20–30 minutes, which further helps the products to be absorbed into the skin.
Step 5: After the time has elapsed, the mask is removed.
 Step 6: An intensive moisturizer is applied that acts as a sealant, forcing the products into the skin and providing hydration, which boosts the skin’s metabolism.

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San Diego office located inside Lotus Rain Natropathic Clinic
Dr. Kristine Reese ND

La Jolla office located inside Dr. Mark Mofid, M.D. FACS 
Dr. Mark Mofid, M.D. FACS