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Better Than Botox

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Anti-Aging

What’s better than Botox? I found something almost everyone has ignored. And it has been proven to improve your smile more than Botox.

A recent study has gotten a lot of publicity by showing that it did a better job of smoothing crow’s feet – those “smile wrinkles” around the corners of the eye – than Botox did.

But I dug a little deeper and discovered something that media reports missed. You could see the improvement over Botox when people smiled really big. When they weren’t smiling, there was no difference.1

It costs less than Botox, and the results last longer—six to 12 months versus about three to four months with Botox.

We’re going to start using this new wrinkle-fighting alternative, called Dysport, here in the clinic. We’ll even be running our own tests to see the results and cataloging how well it’s worked for our patients.

But not everyone wants to get an injection, whether it’s Botox or anything else.

The good news is there are other natural ways to smooth out wrinkles and keep your skin looking young and vibrant. And you don’t have to go see a doctor or dermatologist to get their benefits.

Let me explain…

More than anything, your skin wants to be hydrated and nourished. If you give your skin what it craves, you can fight the signs of aging from the inside…and see a big difference on the outside.

Here’s what I recommend for smooth, youthful skin without needles or surgery: Resveratrol, an anti-aging nutrient found in the skin of grapes (and, as a result, in red wine).

It’s famous for its ability to protect the heart, but that’s not all it can do.

When you apply resveratrol directly to your face, its antioxidant power combats the visible signs of aging in your complexion. It’s not a short-term fix, because it actually improves the quality of your skin.

One study showed that it not only fights wrinkles but also evens out skin tone.2 That alone is exciting, but there’s more. A group of dermatologists at the University of Wisconsin found that it protects skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays.3

Now I’m not suggesting you start washing your face with red wine, of course. And you can’t just drink it, either, or rely on the same resveratrol supplements you take for your heart. Instead, you need a good moisturizer or serum with resveratrol as a star ingredient.

You’ll start to see a smoother, glowing complexion in just a few weeks…and you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars at the doctor’s office.

To Your Good Health,


Al Sears, MD

1 Nettar K, et al, “An Internally Controlled, Double-blind Comparison of the Efficacy of Onabotulinumtoxin A and Abobotulinumtoxin A,” Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Jun, 2011

2 Unpublished study from Arch Personal Care Products

3 Aziz MH, et al, “Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer by Grape Consituent Resveratrol: Relevance to Human Disease?” FASEB Journal. 2005 Jul; 19(9):1193-5

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Al Sears, M.D., is a practicing physician with extensive experience in the fields of complementary and natural healthcare. The recommendation and materials on this site represent his opinion based on his years of practicing medicine. Any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your physician. You are encouraged to seek advice from a competent medical professional regarding the applicability of any recommendations with regard to your symptoms or condition. It is important that you do not reduce, change or discontinue any medication or treatment without consulting your physician first.