Argireline. Better Than Botox?
Even more interesting is the level of attention that has been recently focused the combination of two types of pentapeptide technology -- palmitoyl pentapeptide and acetyl hexapeptide, also known as "argireline" - for a compound that may mimic both a collagen shot and a Botox injection simultaneously. Botox works by destroying a protein involved in the release of a neurotransmitter that would otherwise keep a muscle tense, allowing a wrinkle to form. By stopping the tensing motion and relaxing the muscle, the wrinkle seems to disappear. The argireline complex attempts to mimic that same Botox action by blocking the action of the protein. It doesn't destroy the protein, like Botox does instead it simply keeps it from connecting to the cell and turning on the muscle contraction. The palimtoyl peptide, meanwhile, works on producing more collagen. The end result may be similar to that of a medical procedure, just not much less dramatic.