11 September 2012

A new pill that claims to prolong the effects of Botox injections by up to 30 per cent has been made available in the UK. Zytaze claims to "provide nutritional support to enhance the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections". The pills are available without a prescription, and Zytaze does not need to be approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency as it classed as a dietary supplement.The pills contain the mineral zinc and the enzyme phytase, which makes it easier for the body to absorb zinc. The manufacturer of Zytaze has claimed that the product will "enhance the effectiveness" of Botox injections. A small trial conducted in America found that out of 77 participants who took a dietary supplement containing zinc and phytase ahead of receiving an injection of botulinum toxin, 84 per cent experienced an increased effect, while 92 per cent found the effects of their injections lasted longer. A report by the Daily Mail said one million people now use the line and wrinkle treatment in the UK. Consultant plastic surgeon Kevin Hancock, a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Council, told the newspaper that "the pill is just a vitamin supplement and it may be that lots of people are just slightly zinc-deficient anyway". See original article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2200324/Botox-booster-Zytaze-New-pill-keeps-wrinkles-bay-30-cent-longer.html