Anti Wrinkle Patches

anti-wrinkle-patchesQ: What are anti wrinkle patches and are they any good?

A: Anti wrinkle patches are one of the latest products to hit the market. Just as the name implies, they are patches which are worn on certain parts of the face, which according to the manufacturers, help you fight wrinkles. Although I thought they were a gimmick when I first heart about them, after I researched them I came to find there are actually a number of benefits.

How are they worn?
Typically, the anti wrinkle patches come in different shapes and sizes tailored to specific parts of the face. For example, the patch which would be used on the forehead is a different shape than the ones for eye wrinkles. Depending on who makes it, they are either made for one-time use or they may be re-usable for a few days.

Since you don’t want to go walking around with patches on your face, these are designed to be worn while you’re in the privacy of your own home (like when you get home from work until when you get up in the morning). Some of them are designed to only be worn for 30 minutes or so at a time, twice per week.

How do they help wrinkles?
Again, the exact ingredients vary by manufacturer, but all of them contain ingredients which are considered to be wrinkle fighters. They may contain vitamins (like A and C), moisturizers (like hyaluronic spheres) and a plethora of other things.

But what they’re known to do best is removing dead skin cells. Many anti wrinkle patches contain alpha and beta hydroxy acids which offer excellent skin exfoliation. When you combine that with the sticky texture of the patch, it ends up being a great way to pull off those dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin.

Where can you buy anti wrinkle patches?
I know they are sold online, but I haven’t seen them for sale at any local stores yet. Once they become more popular I’m sure we will begin to see them stocked in the beauty aisle of drugstores. But for now, you can only get them online.

How much do anti wrinkle patches cost?
The prices vary by manufacturer. Right now, there are a few companies making them and they all seem to be pretty reasonably priced. The most popular appears to be the DermaGen Anti wrinkle patches system, which I saw for as little as ten dollars.