Wrinkles are a fact of life, and unfortunately they grow in number the older we get. In past posts we’ve covered foods and lifestyle choices to help with wrinkles and to keep them at bay. (www.silcskin.com/blog/2016/03/how-about-those-eye-wrinkles, www.silcskin.com/blog/2015/01/exercise-and-your-skin, www.silcskin.com/blog/2012/11/silcskin-recommendations-on-preventing-wrinkles).
First of all, the action of silicone is to hydrate the skin, and it does this quite effectively by pulling the skin’s moisture to the surface. By doing this, the collagen structure in the skin is improved. Collagen’s main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity. Maximizing collagen levels keeps the skin supple. As we get older, our body’s collagen production lessens, which can result in an increase of wrinkles and fine lines, and a decrease in the smoothness and suppleness of the skin. The good news is that these signs of aging can be slowed down if your total body collagen levels can be increased.
Doctors use silicone sheets to prevent and treat the appearance of existing scars, especially Keloid scars. According to Dr. Jessica Weiser of the New York Dermatology Group, the medical-grade silicone pad seems to keep skin from creating new creases by sticking to it and smoothing it. “It “occludes and draws moisture to the surface of the skin to improve hydration, which can soften the appearance of finer lines. There is incidental reporting that silicone topically can improve irregular collagen fibers and increase blood flow to expedite healing and cell turnover.”” (from: www.nymag.com/thecut/2015/11/chest-wrinkle-pad.html). The placement of the 100% medical-grade silicone pad on your skin brings blood flow to the surface, which can help to stimulate collagen — visibly softening wrinkles.
So now that you know what silicone can do to wrinkled skin, the most important question you can ask yourself is “How do I go about choosing a silicone based product that is safe and works?” Well, there’s quite a few out there, and when it comes to making a choice, you should do your research. Ask around, read reviews, look at manufacturing methods. Horror stories abound of people who have had allergic reactions to the ingredients used in making the pads, or because of the unsanitary conditions the pads were made in.
We can’t speak for the other companies that make anti-wrinkle pads, but we can say a lot about ours. If you look for our pads on Amazon, you’ll see more than six hundred reviews. Reviews by people who have used SilcSkin wrinkle free pads and have loved them. Because THEY WORK! They’re also so easy to use, and require absolutely no care except for an occasional washing with soap and water to remove exfoliated skin cells. Our pads, packaging, storage trays and instructional booklets are all made in Los Angeles, so we’re able to monitor every step of the manufacturing process.
According to Camille Calvet, our CEO of SilcSkin, “All our manufacturing is done locally, here in Los Angeles. We’ve found that outsourcing our manufacturing to anyone other than our local facility has compromised the quality we have been able to maintain. With local vendors, we are constantly monitoring the manufacturing and packaging process at the source, ensuring that all our pads are manufactured to the highest standards and packaged in a sterile environment. Our pads are made out of the highest quality medical grade silicone, and is thick, comfortable to wear, and we use a more expensive platinum curing process. Our commitment to quality means that our loyal customers will have the best products available to them in order to achieve optimum results.”
SilcSkin wrinkle free pads are available here on our website, and if you want to pick them up yourself, you can go to our locations page (www.silcskin.com/storelocator) to see if there’s a distributor close to you. They’re also available on Amazon.
If this is your first time using our pads to get rid of wrinkles, you won’t be disappointed. If you’ve used them before, you’ll be glad to know we have solutions for your brow, around your eyes and mouth, your neck and your chest. Remember, SilcSkin anti-wrinkle pads are so easy to use, you can use them while you sleep.