Acetyl Hexapeptide is a peptide compound, a substrate of Botox used most commonly as an agent to reduce or minimize the fine lines and wrinkles that appear over time in the face due to smiling, frowning, laughing, etc. Functioning essentially as a muscle relaxer, acetyl hexapeptide works to lessen muscle contractions that aggressively promote facial wrinkling and is one of many tools to consider in your anti-aging regimen.
Acetyl hexapeptide should be used as directed in regard to concentrations and mixing with other creams, etc. Discuss with your physician or compounding pharmacist.
Typically acetyl hexapeptide has minimal side effects; however, as every person has a unique chemistry, side effects can be possible with any medication, topical or otherwise. If you experience burning, redness, or flaky skin at the application site, discontinue use and consult with your physician.
Anyone with noticeable sagging of the eyes or eyelids may see an increase in sagging due to the way acetyl hexapeptide works to impede impulses sent to facial muscles and should consult with their physician before using acetyl hexapeptide. Additionally persons who are known to have muscular facial twitching of any degree should also consult with their physician before using acetyl hexapeptide or introducing it into their anti-aging regimen.
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