TikTok Trend: Wrinkle Patches

Wrinkle patches are taking over the TikTok beauty products world, with some people comparing them to Botox injections. However, does putting silicone patches on your faces really help smooth out wrinkles?

What Causes Wrinkles? 

Wrinkles can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics and aging. Genetics play a role in the appearance of wrinkles, as some people have naturally thinner skin than others. Aging is also a factor because it causes collagen fibers to break down, which leads to sagging skin. The more you age, the deeper the lines will appear as you make facial movements. 

How Do Wrinkle Patches Work?

This new popular skincare trend on TikTok promises that wrinkles, lines, and other signs of aging will be erased with use. But how do they work? 

Wrinkle patches work by reducing the amount of movement on the surface of the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These products generally come in forehead patches or neck patches and are applied directly to the skin with adhesive strips. They are usually worn over the course of several hours each night. Some of these products contain silicone, which helps keep the skin taut and prevents wrinkles from forming.

The science behind the patches is that they help to prevent transepidermal water loss, to keep the skin hydrated and less susceptible to wrinkles.

Is It Safe To Use Wrinkle Patches?

While there has been no scientific evidence proving that wrinkle patches actually work, many users report seeing positive results after using them for months or even years. There have not been any reported significant side effects associated with their use.

The biggest side effect of using medical-grade silicone patches is irritation. It’s not uncommon for people to experience redness or itching after applying the product. This may last anywhere from a few minutes to up to an hour or two. If this occurs, you should discontinue use immediately.

There are also reports of allergic reactions such as rashes, blisters and hives occurring when using these products. In rare cases, people have experienced severe allergic reactions like swelling, difficulty breathing and chest pain.

If you are considering this treatment, make sure you consult with a board-certified dermatologist first. 

Do the Results of Wrinkle Patches Last? 

Makers of these products claim the results of wrinkle patches last anywhere from three to four months. This means that if you stop using the product, your wrinkles, lines and creases could return. 

Looking for Long-Lasting Results? Try Morpheus8 

Are you looking to rid your face of wrinkles permanently? Or at least for longer than a few weeks? Try Morpheus8. This skin-tightening treatment uses radiofrequency technology to tighten up loose skin and reduce wrinkles. It’s an FDA-approved procedure and has been used successfully for many years.

Microneedle treatments are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. Morpheus8 promotes skin rejuvenation by increasing your body’s production of collagen. Designed by In Mode Aesthetics, a leader in the radiofrequency technology industry, Morpheus8 is the only device combining RF technology with microneedle therapy. Microneedling alone causes an increase in collagen production. With Morpheus8 you get not just a collagen increase, but also skin tightening, wrinkle reduction and anti-aging benefits. 

The Benefits of Morpheus8

  • No downtime
  • Can be done in one visit
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines to give you smoother skin
  • Can help treat acne scarring and uneven skin tone
  • Can be combined with other treatments
  • Treatments can be repeated every six to 12 months

Morpheus8 can be used on any areas that can benefit from skin tightening, including the face and neck, as well as the abdomen and upper arms. 

Furthermore, Morpheus8 is an excellent solution for long-lasting facial rejuvenation because it can achieve multiple corrections simultaneously, which means fewer trips for treatment. Some of the concerns we can address with this radiofrequency skin rejuvenation include:

  • Fat accumulation beneath the chin
  • Mild softening and sagging at the jawline
  • Sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation, aka sun spots
  • Acne scarring and other scarring
  • Stretchmarks
  • Poor or aged skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Deep lines 
  • Creases

Learn more about Morpheus8 and how it can improve your appearance by reducing wrinkles with results that last. Call us now to schedule your consultation.