Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. According to a study done by the Stanford School of Medicine, popular drug store adhesive pads meant to reduce wrinkles on the forehead and between-eye area may have no added benefit. During the study 30 women were observed over a 4 week period while using the adhesive pads in the forehead and glabella (between the eyes). Although believed to have noticeable wrinkle reduction, two independent facial plastic surgeons measured the before/after wrinkle severity scores as exactly the same.
These over-the-counter products often promote themselves as “alternatives to Botox®” and other popular wrinkle-reducing treatments. Unfortunately, these claims are often untested and are misleading to consumers.
For Bakersfield patients seeking wrinkle-reduction, keep in mind that Botox®, Dysport®, and other wrinkle-reducing treatments are FDA approved and have underwent intense clinical trials. Often times, Bakersfield patients will seek out a plastic surgeon that will pair Botox® with dermal fillers, such as Radiesse® or Juvederm®, for an optimum youthful appearance.
When it comes to anti-aging treatments, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is.