Alternative to Injectables
Smoothies® are a great alternative to injectables. An advantage is that they smooth wrinkles quickly. Injectables fans often use Smoothies® right after their treatments so they don’t have to wait until the paralyzer has time to make muscles relax and wrinkles to fade, which can take a week or two.
Injectable paralyzers are effective against wrinkles because they stop the cause: facial expressions. While on, Smoothies® work on the same principle: they immobilize your skin – ideal for night time scowlers. To dramatically prolong their effects, avoid extreme facial expressions.
Keep Your Expressions Natural
Smoothies® fans appreciate that they can continue to make normal facial expressions. However, that’s why you’ll want to use Smoothies® regularly. (Expressions can recreate your lines quickly.) How often varies with your skin, your age and your expressiveness. As with all skin care – wrinkle cream, exfoliation, and even injectables – it’s about maintenance.
After you remove your Smoothies®, we recommend using a mild face cream, such as our Nourisse anti-aging face cream. Click here to learn more about Nourisse.
An Alternative to the Risks of Injectables
Injectables are very effective. They stop your muscles from making the facial expressions that cause wrinkles. They have proven useful for many other applications, too. Like most medical treatments, however, they come with disadvantages and risks.
Administering injectables is as much art as science. Whether your administrator is a doctor, nurse, or cosmetologist, their skill and experience is a crucial factor. Before choosing an administrator, get references from long-time users.
The severity of potential problems varies widely, but the most common problem is too much of the paralyzing agent. This can give your face an unnatural appearance due to being unbalanced, a perpetually surprised look, or having mobility excessively restricted. More severe problems are allergic reactions such as swelling, and what is called a “shelf”, where skin collects in one area, or with puffy eyelids that make you look bloated and tired. In the extreme, unethical administrators may be tempted to maximize profits by using more serum than necessary.
Most of these issues can be avoided if your administrator is highly skilled. But, even with an experienced professional, allergic, and other types of reactions, can occur. Reactions can vary from injection to injection, even in the same patient.
Most effects wear off in 4-6 months, because the paralyzing agent wears off in that time. Only in extremely rare cases are problems permanent or life threatening. (But you’ll find Facebook support groups of survivors.) If you opt not to take that risk, Smoothies® offers an alternative.
Results may vary.