This month, Wrinklepedia set out to test and rate the latest and greatest, non-invasive anti-aging treatments and procedures that are actually worth trying. Our mission was to find the top three anti-aging products and devices to combat the top three aging concerns amongst women (Forehead, Eyes, Mouth) Once the exclusive domain of dermatologists and aestheticians, the anti-aging devices below are painless, easy to use and deliver visible results.
BEST FOR FOREHEAD LINES & WRINKLES: MICROCURRENT FACIALS
Microcurrent technology-advanced devices work by electrical stimulation, mimicking the way the brain relays messages to muscles. These nonsurgical, face-lift and toning machines will gently pulse and stimulate your facial muscles speeding up the body's natural regenerative process making them perfect for anti-aging, firming, and stimulating facial muscles.
After several treatment tests with various microcurrent devices, approximately 87% of patients favored the ZIIP Beauty Microcurrent Facial Device over all others. After 3 to 4 weeks of treatment, 3 times per week, patients reported firmer, younger-looking skin and an overall reduction in their forehead lines and diminished crows feet wrinkles.
BEST FOR AGING AROUND THE EYES: LED THERAPY SYSTEMS
LED therapy has grown in popularity in the past few years. When used consistently, over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions in your skin, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles. LED Light Therapy treats the skin with color wavelengths of visible light which have specific skin benefits. As a result of aging, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally. The skin uses the light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells. This energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, boosts circulation and accelerates tissue repair.
Wrinklepedia tested various at-home LED therapy systems and the one that came out on top was SmoothBeauty Eye Wrinkle Laser by Tria Beauty. A safe, effective, and dermatologist-approved fractional laser technology tool that works deep within the skin around the eye area where collagen and elastin form to visibly treat lines and wrinkles. Visible improvements were documented within a 6-8 week period with daily, 1-minute treatments.
BEST FOR MOUTH LINES: SUBDERMAL TECHNOLOGY
A break-through discovery that naturally combats the signs of aging is subdermal cell regeneration. This technology created exclusively by AngelLift®, a company born from an Italian medical group that specializes in facial implants, uses pressure to stimulate subdermal collagen production to diminish the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The technique induces tissue remodeling and production of new collagen and elastin.
By using a known facial nerve damage technique, AngelLift® created lifting strips that quickly reverse the signs of aging by simply using pressure. These strips called, 'DermaStrips', are manufactured from a special surgical grade hydrogel, which is soft, flexible and hypoallergenic. These extremely durable, subdermal lifting strips can quickly reverse and correct the signs of aging by pushing out lines and wrinkles around the mouth, including nasolabial folds (lines that extend from the corners of the nose to the outer corner of the mouth) and marionette lines (vertical lines from the corners of the mouth down to the chin). Additionally, the strips add volume to plump the lips and smooth lip lines. This revolutionary technique is among our favorites as it provides an alternative to facelifts and other cosmetic surgeries.
Wrinklepedia is the first open-source, laboratory-based luxury anti-aging product and service guide. Our dedicated team of skincare specialists makes it their mission to scour the globe to make sure the best products and innovations are available at your fingertips. Wrinklepedia filters out fad, under-performing products and provides an expertly curated, selection of luxury products sourced from around the world. Tria, ZIIP, AngelLift, and Dr. Dennis Gross are just a few skincare brands that have been given the Wrinklepedia seal of approval. And it doesn’t end there; we make it our mission to uncover favorites old and new, as well as providing educational solutions for your skin and anti-aging concerns.