Is It Time For Botox, Yet?
I just celebrated my 35th birthday! On the one hand, at 35 I totally feel more confident, more secure in who I am, and I feel like I'm living my best life. On the other hand, I'm already starting to see smile lines around my lips, slight crow's feet around my eyes, and faint lines on my forehead. What the heck!? Plus, only five more years till I’m 40! What then?
Ironically, earlier that day I met up with my friend, Caroline. We met up to grab almond lattes at the local cafe to kick off my birthday celebration. We had planned to head out to a botox party in the evening (don’t judge - it was time!). Caroline showed up with a small birthday parcel for me, and a huge smile on her wrinkle-free, and beautiful face!
“You’re going to looove this,” she said and handed me the gift.
As I unwrapped the package, I looked up at her perplexed.
“Silicone fusion anti-wrinkle face patches?” I asked. What was she trying to say?
“I know you think I binge on all the newest anti-aging fads… but trust me, girl, this stuff works!” she stated confidently.
Later that night, we opted for skipping the botox party and did an at-home spa-day. I figured I could still get the botox shots if the new patches failed.
In this post, I’m going to give you the lay of the land on both Botox and silicone face patches, so that you can decide what’s right for you and your skin!
Is There An Easier & Better Way Besides Botox to Remove Wrinkles?
The moment wrinkles and fine lines appear on our faces, we tend to rush towards the easy and quick fixes. Beautiful and wrinkle-free skin most often means invasive, painful, and risky treatments. Usually, we want results fast.
Contrary to popular belief what I found to be true is:
There are non-invasive ways to remove visible lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.
Here’s the news flash: beautiful, wrinkle-free skin is totally possible without ever having to do a single botox shot!
But, first, we have to understand how the process of skin aging actually works!
How Do Wrinkles Form In the Aging Process?
Skin structure and texture are predominantly determined by genetics. However, some of the biggest causes of rapid aging in the form of lines and wrinkles come from dehydration, sun exposure (photoaging is responsible for 80% of wrinkles!), and smoking. Hey, we’re not all saints. I’ve puffed a few packs of cigarettes in my college years. I definitely need to drink more water, and being a Los Angeles native, I love to tan out on the beach.
Your Skin As You Age
As we age, the outermost layer of the skin becomes thinner and also less sticky. This “thinning” and “stickiness” allows moisture to be released from the skin, instead of retained. The results? Dryness!
Unless you’ve had your head in the sand this past decade, you know about collagen. The huge buzz around collagen isn’t for no reason. Elastin and collagen fibers in the underlying layers of the skin provide both strength and firmness, to give your skin a nice elastic quality.
After college, around our 20’s, our body starts to lose 1% of collagen each year. As the skin becomes inelastic and brittle, it attempts to stretch back and forth. Add the accumulation of dead skin, and less sebum production to the mix and skin texture starts to become dry and wrinkles start to hit the scene.
Here’s the kicker, in our 40’s collagen production stops, skin cell turn over slows, and it becomes super difficult for the cells to regenerate themselves. Wrinkly skin becomes a familiar battlefield.
Then in our 50’s, fat that’s stored in the deeper skin layers decreases, thinning the skin even more. Skin becomes saggy, lines become deeper and more pronounced, and the decrease in blood circulation works against our complexion.
No matter your age, I’m not trying to freak you out here - I promise! All these factors and phases simply point to the proper practices and skincare routines that will have the most positive impact on aging skin - no matter your age.
Is Botox the #1 Go-To for Aging Skin?
Ok, so let’s get things straight. Botox relaxes facial muscles. Botox injections block certain chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. As a result, botox will relax the facial muscles in the forehead, around the lips, or the eyes. However, botox does not actually impact the thinning of the dermis or the production of collagen and elastin.
This means Botox is not a permanent solution for facial wrinkles. Nor does Botox actually address the process of aging skin itself.
But, hey, if you need results immediately, aren’t scared of needles, and you’re not paranoid about the nasty side-effects - go for it! However, as I said, don’t expect permanent results. Botox typically only lasts about three to six months.
Botox is also used as a preventative measure against wrinkles. How does it work? Well, when the muscles stop moving, the wrinkles stop forming.
I had reservations about Botox myself. Common Botox side-effects include headaches, mild drooping eyelids or eyebrows, slight bruising, muscle weakness, and in more extreme cases, blurred vision, dry mouth, tiredness, and increased sweating.
So when my friend busted out the Silicone Fusion patches I was skeptical, but I was also game!
What Are Silicone Fusion™ Anti-Aging Face Patches & How Do They Work?
Silicone patches have been used by surgeons and medical doctors for more than 30 years. They have been proven to successfully reduce the color and texture of scars from surgery. This same technology has been proven to prevent and reduce wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and stretch marks.
Silicone patches feature medical-grade, hypoallergenic silicone that adheres comfortably to the skin. When placed on top of the forehead, around the lips, eyes, or onto the chest, silicone patches help train the skin and keep it from making repeated movements. They also smooth the appearance of fine lines, acne discoloration, wrinkles, and scars.
It’s no secret that the face is exposed to damage from the environment. Factors like sun, pollution, dirt, and even wind dehydrate, dry-out, and deplete the skin, contributing to fine lines and wrinkles. Silicone Fusion™ technology helps to reduce the effects of time, but also the environment!
What Is The Secret Behind Silicone Fusion™ Anti-Aging Face Patch Technology?
When a silicone patch is placed onto the skin, a unique microclimate is created between the skin and the silicone. This unique environment helps the skin to heal itself by stimulating blood circulation that helps increase the production of collagen and elastin. Moisture is then drawn from lower skin layers to the outside layers, causing the skin to plump, fill in, and smooth itself.
Do Silicone Patches Work Better Than Botox?
Silicone Fusion™ Patch Technology and Botox injections are two completely different ways to treat and prevent wrinkles.
Botox temporarily relaxes and paralyzes muscles, preventing visible wrinkles. Silicone Fusion™ patches promote collagen production and lock in moisture for smoother and hydrated skin.
That said, silicone patches offer just as an effective wrinkle treatment, if not a better one than Botox. In fact, Silicone Fusion™ patches are clinically proven to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The difference is that silicone patches are a chemical-free, pain-free, and natural way to treat wrinkles and reveal beautiful skin.
Silicone patches are also an excellent alternative to Botox as a preventative measure, as they will train the skin to stay in place and stop it from making repetitive movements.
Ready to Hop On The Silicone Fusion™ Anti-Aging Face Patch Bandwagon?
I want to give you the same gift that my friend Caroline gave me. Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches from Dermaclara have not only helped me to stop being afraid of aging but to actually embrace my skin and its unique needs. As a result, I cherish self-care, love my easy and effective skincare routine, and I'm totally wowed by the results of my fresh, beautiful, and chemical-free skin at 35!
This silicone patch system includes three different sizes making targeting your forehead, under-eye area, smile lines, chin, and neck wrinkles easy.
I absolutely love these Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches from Dermaclara, here’s why:
- Smoother looking skin in as little as 1 hour
- Clinically proven to reduce lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, and skin blemishes.
- Increased skin hydration gives skin a dewy, youthful glow
- Reusable patches can be worn up to 15 - 30 times
- Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
- Increases collagen production
- Visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.
- Entirely natural and pregnancy safe.
- No need for expensive injections, laser treatments, or harmful chemicals.
- FDA registered, patent approved, and clinically approved
- 100% medical grade silicone and hypoallergenic
How to Make Wearing Silicone Face Patches Safe, Easy, & Cost-Effective
As you may know, Botox costs range from $15 to $25 per unit, and it can take up to 20 units to simply treat the forehead. In addition to having to make multiple visits to the medical spa, and risk the nasty side-effects of the neurotoxins, I’ll opt for silicone face patches any day!
One of my favorite things about wearing silicone face patches is that they do all the work while I’m relaxing around the house or sleeping. One set of silicone face patches also lasts me all month, so I never have to worry about running out or spending hundreds of dollars on treatments.
Last but not least, they’re 100% safe. Unless you’re allergic to silicone specifically, you will get away without using chemicals or toxins, with this hypoallergenic, pregnancy-safe, all-natural, wrinkle prevention and treatment regimen.
Will My Amazing Results From the Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches Last?
Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches are clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles within the first hour of use! However, as we age, our skin undergoes unique product specifications, care, and requirements. Beautiful skin is the result of taking care of yourself inside and out. A regimen of complimentary skincare products and a best practice routine ensures that you have wrinkle-free beautiful skin, at any age!
How Can I Get The Best Possible Results With Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches?
Depending on your age, condition of your skin, lifestyle, and general nutrition, most users see a visible, sustainable change using Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches within 30 days. It is recommended to wear Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches for at least one hour each day.
Once the desired results are achieved, simply reduce usage to 2-3 times per week for basic skin maintenance. If you stop wearing Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches too soon, results can diminish and skin returns to whatever climate you provide for it.
Continual use will help you to maintain your results. Lastly, depending on skin type, condition, and frequency of use Silicone Fusion™ Face Patches patches should be replaced every 30 days.
Your Ticket To Eternally Beautiful Skin
As women, we have to support one another to make aging a beautiful act of devotion and self-care. The truth is, no matter what your age is if you take care of yourself, love yourself, and aim to bring out your inner and outer shine, youth will follow! I love the Dermaclara brand because they’re on a mission to empower all women with the ability to restore their confidence, and banish wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, and lines - for the first time outside of a medical office! The time to shine is NOW!