Move over Botox – there’s a new treatment in town – and it looks like the new and improved version of you! For years Botox has been the go to treatment for younger and more youthful looking skin but it’s lifespan is currently being threatened by Frotox, a newer more modern version of itself.
Botox vs. Frotox
Move over botox – there’s a new treatment in town – and it looks like the new and improved version of you! For years botox has been the go to treatment for younger and more youthful looking skin but it’s lifespan is currently being threatened by frotox, a newer more modern version of itself.
Botox vs. Frotox – Why is botox falling behind?
There is no doubt that botox can have drastic effects and can take years off of one’s appearance, but it does so at the risk of injecting poison into your body. Botox is a form of botulinum – a toxin that is found in soil, dust, and contaminated food. It causes paralysis of facial muscles by preventing neurotransmitter communication and attacking the nervous system. But let’s talk a little more about what botulinum actually is – one of the most poisonous natural substances known to man. In fact, when given in certain dosages, it has the power to result in paralysis, respiratory failure, and even death. Yet for some reason, since 2002, practitioners have been licensed to inject this toxin into our skin in extremely low dosages.
According to medical professionals, the dosages of botox are so low when injected into the skin that they cannot cause any harm. And while this may be the reality in most cases, there is always the risk of this toxin spreading into the surrounding tissue. When this happens, the results can be weakness, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, or can be more severe leading to speech difficulty and breathing concerns.
Though botox has been deemed as completely safe by the FDA, many people are starting to cringe at the idea of injecting known toxins into their face – and this is where we welcome frotox, a toxin free alternative to botox. Instead of injecting toxins into the body, like botox, frotox uses small needles to inject freezing cold temperatures into the nerve cells. This process, though much more natural, offers the same results as botox – a firmer, more uplifted appearance.
In addition to being a non-toxic alternative, frotox is said to offer more immediate results, whereas botox takes a few days to kick in. All in all, the results for both treatments last only a few months.
So if frotox is so much better than botox than why isn’t everyone using it? Well, mostly because its not widely available. Unfortunately for us, frotox is still in the clinical trial stage of release. It is currently in this stage throughout the United States and Europe, and is seeking approval in other countries around the world. To date, there is no conclusive data to show whether or not there are any risks or side effects to the frotox treatment, and it has not yet been FDA or NHS approved. So until further notice, most of us are stuck with botox for now – but botox make way, because we predict that frotox is not far from being named the newest and hottest trend in anti-aging!