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There’s something in everyone’s body called RHAMM, short for receptor for hyaluronan mediated motility. By blocking or terminating RHAMMs in a person’s body, the fat cells can be decreased in places we don’t want fat, such as in the love handles, or in the belly. This is fabulous for visceral fat, which is the dangerous fat that can signify an increased risk for heart disease. By not blocking the RHAMM, we can increase fat cells in places such as the face, where a bit of fat contributes to a youthful appearance.

This was recently discovered by Cell biologist Dr. Mina Bissell. As a result of this manipulation of RHAMM, Dr. Bissell states the result could be “a means of providing a non-surgical approach for normalizing skin appearance after reconstructive surgery, for wrinkle reduction, and for face lifts and figure enhancement.”

Dr. Eva Turley, a well-known oncologist states that another purpose for RHAMM could be as a replacement for muscle paralyzing agents like Dysport® or BOTOX® Cosmetic. “Unlike neurotoxin agents, which have to be injected periodically, a localized injection of a RHAMM inhibitor should produce long-lasting skin-volumizing effects and would not involve muscle paralysis,” said Dr. Turley, “which means there would be no loss of expression if it were to be injected into the face.”??

Naturally, it will be years before this research brings something to the market, but it’s an interesting idea. In the meantime, instead of waiting for the wrinkles to appear, come in and see us for BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers to eliminate the wrinkles you already have!

To your health and beauty,

Dr. Martin O’Toole