How It

Works

See the science behind the Peachy Formula.

Prevention

BOTOX® prevents formation of fine lines and minimizes wrinkles

Restoration

Prescription retinoids increase collagen production and smooths skin texture

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Protection

Sunscreen prevents photoaging and photodamage

Don’t see your question below?

BIG PICTURE: Botox is indicated for both wrinkle prevention and treatment but it does not alter your natural appearance… and we are into that.

What is Botox?

Botox is one brand of Botulinum toxin serotype A (the other name brands are Dysport, Xeomin and Jeuveau). They all are neuromodulating proteins that act through the same mechanism: limiting the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the specific muscle they’re injected into. This means that the specific muscle can’t contract as fervently, but you can still emote normally.

Is it safe?

Yes! Botox is a therapeutic protein that is used to treat a variety of medical conditions. No long-term adverse effects have been reported and no systemic safety problems have been associated with FDA approved uses of Botox (such as 3 facial injection sites).

Okay, be real, will I still be able to move my face?

At Peachy, we only apply product at the three sites approved by the FDA and only in amounts you need to keep your face’s expressiveness and skin’s vibrancy.

Sounds good. And where are the three sites approved by the FDA?

Peachy uses Botox only at the effective, FDA on-label injection sites for wrinkle treatment and prevention: the horizontal lines on the forehead (frontalis), the lines in between the eyebrows (glabellar region), and the crow’s feet (lateral canthal lines) extending out from the eyelid.

Let’s back up- How do I even get wrinkles there to begin with?

Well, there are two ways. First, by repetitive contraction of underlying facial musculature (think every time you get excited and raise your eyebrows) and second, by loss of skin elasticity and collagen. The first way starts to happen around age 25.

So when you inject Botox, what actually happens?

As we age, “dynamic wrinkles,” or those that are present with facial muscle movement, transition to “static wrinkles,” meaning those pesky wrinkles that are always present. Injection of small quantities of Botox into specific, overactive muscles causes muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles so dynamic wrinkles do not turn static.

Does it hurt?

No! Every person’s tolerance is slightly different but our technique is designed to minimize pain. Our customers have said it’s less painful than eyebrow threading, waxing, or acupuncture.

When should I start getting injections?

Botox is preventative so you can get it before you notice static lines.

How often should I come to Peachy for Botox injections to prevent or treat wrinkles?

Everyone’s body metabolizes Botox at a different rate, but it is recommended to return to Peachy every 3-4 months. Once you’ve received Botox for several years, you can space it out to every 6 months.

Show me the data. What is the science behind Peachy’s formula?

There is a mountain of data that proves the preventative effects of Botox. One study specifically demonstrated the preventative effects by following a set of twins for 13 years – the twin who received Botox (initially as prevention) had significantly less of a wrinkle burden compared to the twin who did not use Botox.

Can I drink alcohol before I get botox?

Alcohol can temporarily thin your blood, so it is best to avoid alcohol 24 hours before your injection. Medications such as ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and other over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can also thin your blood, so we recommend avoiding them 24 hours before your appointment, too.

What happens after I get Botox?

Right after the injections, you’ll have small areas of swelling that look like bug bites. Don’t worry, these disappear within 30 minutes. You’ll start to notice skin feeling tighter after 5 days and it typically takes up to two weeks to see full effects.

Can I work out before I get botox? What about after?

You can work out before you get Botox. Afterwards, no vigorous exercise for about 24 hours. Avoid lying down for 4 hours after as well. While this has never been formally studied, it has been standard of care for many years.

BIG PICTURE: Retinoids are a prescription-strength cream or gel that you put on your face at night and are one of the most effective ways to prevent and treat wrinkles.

What are retinoids?

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives (for instance, all-trans retinoic acid or tretinoin) that have been used on the skin since the 1940s. There have been numerous studies demonstrating their clinical benefits.

What do retinoids do?

Prescription-strength retinoids (1) minimize fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production; (2) even out skin tone by diminishing pigmentation of freckles, melasma and sunspots by dispersing melanin granules; (3) smooth skin texture by increasing glycosaminoglycan production; and (4) decrease both inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne.

How do I use retinoids?

Wear by night, glow by day! You apply a pea sized amount to dry skin before bed, once it dries use ample amount of lotion. Wash off in the morning and again use plenty of lotion. It can take several months before you see the full effect.

What’s the difference between retinoids and retinol?

Retinoids (tretinoin) are prescription strength. They have been rigorously studied and approved by the FDA. Retinol is a “cosmeceutical” and does not require a prescription, so its efficacy has not been demonstrated. There likely is some benefit with photoaging but not nearly as much as with prescription strength retinoids.

Are there any side effects?

Skin irritation, redness and dryness can sometimes occur. We use the lowest effective dose to minimize these side effects. It is also recommended that you use a generous amount of moisturizer in the morning after you wash off. And don’t forget to wear sunscreen every day – retinoid use makes you more susceptible to sunburn!

How long does the topical retinoid take to work?

Typically takes around 4 months to start to see the full effects.

BIG PICTURE: Sunscreen has two main purposes – to prevent photoaging and to prevent skin cancer.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE BOTH UVA AND UVB PROTECTION?

The sun emits both UVA and UVB radiation; both types are damaging to the skin.

WHY SHOULD I USE SUNCREEN EVERY DAY? AND EVEN IN WINTER?

Many medical studies have demonstrated the benefits of daily sunscreen use for wrinkles prevention. In 2016, there was a study with women of all skin types that applied broad spectrum sunscreen every day for 52 weeks. Comparison of the baseline photographs to ones from a year later showed improvement in all parameters of photodamage (including decreased fine lines and less changes in pigmentation)

WHAT DOES “BROAD SPECTRUM” SUNSCREEN MEAN?

It means that it blocks both UVA and UVB radiation. Sunscreen contains filters that reflect or absorb radiation in ultraviolet (or UV) wavelength range. The filters can be organic (chemical) or inorganic (physical).

WHAT ABOUT PEACHY’S SUNSCREEN?

The active ingredients in our sunscreens are zinc oxide, which is the inorganic/physical filter, and octinoxate, which is the organic/chemical filter.

I HEARD SOMETHING ON THE NEWS ABOUT CERTAIN INGREDIENTS IN SUNSCREENS. WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT?

There was a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that looked into four chemical filters in sunscreens: avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule. The researchers of this study found that some of these ingredients were present in the blood stream at higher concentrations than previously thought. None of these ingredients are in Peachy’s sunscreen. Moreover, the study concluded that everyone should still wear sunscreen on a daily basis, but follow-up studies are being conducted.

Can you give me a short overview on why these wrinkles are showing up anyway?

There are two main types of aging that cause fine lines and wrinkles: Photoaging and Physiologic. Peachy’s products work to prevent and treat both types of aging.

  • Sunscreen prevents photoaging
  • Retinoids prevent physiologic aging and reverse photoaging
  • Botox helps minimize what has already occurred – both physiologic and photoaging

What is photoaging?

It is premature skin aging resulting from prolonged and repeated exposure to solar radiation. Clinically, photoaging manifests as fine and coarse wrinkles, dyspigmentation (aka “sun spots”) and loss of skin elasticity. Photoaging is sometimes referred to as extrinsic aging.

What is physiologic aging?

Physiologic aging occurs in everyone as we age. Clinically, physiologic aging manifests as thinning (atrophy) of the layers of the skin, decreased elasticity (elastic fiber network degenerates, loss of hydration) and decreased metabolic response in the skin that causes the skin to appear dry. Physiologic can sometimes be called genetically programmed aging.

What are dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles?

As we age, “dynamic wrinkles,” or those that are present with facial muscle movement, transition to “static wrinkles,” meaning those pesky wrinkles that are always present. Injection of small quantities of Botox into specific, overactive muscles causes muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles so dynamic wrinkles do not turn static.