Remove Wrinkles Fast Without Botox the Dr. Oz Way
Have you ever had a last-minute reception to go to and not enough time (or money) to get a Botox injection to remove wrinkles and fine lines from your face? Well, according to a special guest dermatologist on the Dr. Oz Show, making those wrinkles vanish in less than 15 minutes is as simple as knowing what ingredients to look for in your emergency skin cream cosmetic bag.
“What’s the first thing women complain to you about when they come to see you in your office and they are past the age of 35?” Dr. Oz asks Dr. Joely Kaufman, a dermatologist who specializes in skincare for women.
“So after 35, we know that there is a decrease in collagen production. So, people start to notice and they come in and they say “I notice textural differences, I’m noticing fine lines,’ and they feel like they are too young to start noticing this--but this is real,” says Dr. Kaufman. “So, I have a perfect solution for them…the best alternative [to Botox] I’ve come up with is two ingredients, and those two ingredients actually work together,” says Dr. Kaufman.
“The first one is going to give you an immediate benefit, it’s a silicone called ‘siloxane.’ And what it will do is cover your wrinkles immediately and it works within 15 minutes,” says Dr. Kaufman.
Siloxane is silicone-based compound that is used in a wide variety of cosmetic products such as deodorants, hair products, sun screens and skin moisturizers. Why a silicone-based ingredient is so versatile and useful in cosmetic products is due to its ability to act as a film-former that spreads evenly and smoothly over skin without leaving behind a greasy feeling to the skin. As a wrinkle remover, it basically fills in those fine lines and aids other cosmetic components in layering a smooth wrinkle-free appearance.
However, the use of a siloxane-containing cream is only temporary and thereby requires a second component to help remove wrinkles for a longer period of time.
“It’ll only last a couple of hours, so you do need a second ingredient. The second ingredient is a peptide,” says Dr. Kaufman. “Peptides are great at penetrating the skin and they grow lots of collagen. So, that’ll be your long-term play, but at least you have a short-term play to get rid of those wrinkles so that next week you’ll look better.”
The peptides Dr. Kaufman is referring to are actually differing protein formulations created by cosmetic companies that are advertised to work in a number of ways in their skincare products. Some, as Dr. Kaufman mentioned, are advertised to stimulate new collagen formation and hyaluronic acid production in the skin to make the skin fuller and sag less.
Other peptides used by some companies are called neuropeptides that act by disrupting neurotransmitters between skin cells that reportedly causes the nerves in the skin to become dormant resulting in a relaxation of the skin that smoothens the skin and makes wrinkles disappear.
Dr. Kaufman advises viewers to look for skincare cream products that list both siloxane and peptides as their primary ingredients for a quick wrinkle-removing alternative to Botox injections.
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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show— “Your After-35 Survival Kit”