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Hear it from an Expert: Do Silicone Anti-Wrinkle Patches Work?

Aug 27, 2020


From Botox to fillers to a variety of different cosmetic surgeries, there seems to be countless new ways to make yourself look younger these days. New fads pop up left and right that promise “glowing” and “youthful” skin with ease. Among all these different skincare and beauty trends, one seems to look the most promising; so we got an expert to see whether this trend is here to stay or if it’s just a hoax. 

What exactly are “silicone anti-wrinkle patches”? And are they safe?

Silicone anti-wrinkle patches have been taking over the skincare industry with their promise to smooth wrinkles without the side effects of cosmetic procedures. “I’ve had a lot of new patients that asked about silicone patches they’ve been seeing these days on social media,” says James Lee M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles. However, many still seem to be skeptical about the use of silicone on the skin.


The science behind silicone anti-wrinkle patches is rather simple. The patches are applied to an area of the skin, where they “create an ideal microclimate” to plump and fade wrinkles. Unlike silicone which is commonly found in skincare products such as moisturizers or serums, silicone patches are typically made of 100% medical grade silicone and are not meant to be absorbed into the skin. Dr. Lee claims, “People are hesitant initially when I say that these patches are harmless alternatives. They have this mindset that silicone is automatically harmful, when in reality, they can be safe and effective, especially in their physical form.”

Silicone anti-wrinkle patches have been taking over the skincare industry with their promise to smooth wrinkles without the side effects of cosmetic procedures. “I’ve had a lot of new patients that asked about silicone patches they’ve been seeing these days on social media,” says James Lee M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles. However, many still seem to be skeptical about the use of silicone on the skin.

The science behind silicone anti-wrinkle patches is rather simple. The patches are applied to an area of the skin, where they “create an ideal microclimate” to plump and fade wrinkles. Unlike silicone which is commonly found in skincare products such as moisturizers or serums, silicone patches are typically made of 100% medical grade silicone and are not meant to be absorbed into the skin. Dr. Lee claims, “People are hesitant initially when I say that these patches are harmless alternatives. They have this mindset that silicone is automatically harmful, when in reality, they can be safe and effective, especially in their physical form.”


The use of silicone in skincare continues to be widely debated. Some say that silicone clogs pores, causes acne, suffocates the skin, and is ultimately a toxic ingredient. Others state that these side-effects are myths and that silicone, in fact, has great benefits for the skin. Regardless of which side one leans towards about silicone usage in products, silicone anti-wrinkle patches work in a completely different way. “There is no argument about silicone patches being safe because they are not absorbed into the skin. They sit on top of the skin and have no way of causing toxic side-effects, not to say silicone is even toxic to begin with,” confirms Olivia Brown M.D. board-certified dermatologist.

The use of silicone in skincare continues to be widely debated. Some say that silicone clogs pores, causes acne, suffocates the skin, and is ultimately a toxic ingredient. Others state that these side-effects are myths and that silicone, in fact, has great benefits for the skin. Regardless of which side one leans towards about silicone usage in products, silicone anti-wrinkle patches work in a completely different way. “There is no argument about silicone patches being safe because they are not absorbed into the skin. They sit on top of the skin and have no way of causing toxic side-effects, not to say silicone is even toxic to begin with,” confirms Olivia Brown M.D. board-certified dermatologist.

How silicone anti-wrinkle patches work

Expanding on the simple imagery of an “ideal microclimate” that silicone patches create on the skin, silicone locks in your skincare routine to enhance the absorption of the products. After application, they draw in moisture to the deepest levels of the skin while simultaneously stimulating blood flow. This leaves you with skin that is both healthy and rejuvenated. The increased hydration and blood circulation leads to an increase in skin elasticity for tighter and smoother skin. “Think of putting silicone patches like setting up a greenhouse. You’re protecting your skin from outside factors while not allowing the good stuff from seeping out,” says Dr. Lee.

What are the best anti-wrinkle patches?

The market is saturated with silicone anti-wrinkle patches that promise results, but may not actually be the patches you’re looking for. It’s important to see whether or not the patches are made of 100% medical grade silicone as they are the safest for the skin. Also, make sure to see if they’ve added anything else to the patches since it could change how they react with your skin. We recommend OIA’s anti-wrinkle patches as they are made of 100% medical grade silicone without any unneeded extra ingredients. The nice thing about these patches is that they can be easily applied to numerous parts of the face and body to target specific areas.

How silicone anti-wrinkle patches work

Expanding on the simple imagery of an “ideal microclimate” that silicone patches create on the skin, silicone locks in your skincare routine to enhance the absorption of the products. After application, they draw in moisture to the deepest levels of the skin while simultaneously stimulating blood flow. This leaves you with skin that is both healthy and rejuvenated. The increased hydration and blood circulation leads to an increase in skin elasticity for tighter and smoother skin. “Think of putting silicone patches like setting up a greenhouse. You’re protecting your skin from outside factors while not allowing the good stuff from seeping out,” says Dr. Lee.

How silicone anti-wrinkle patches work

Expanding on the simple imagery of an “ideal microclimate” that silicone patches create on the skin, silicone locks in your skincare routine to enhance the absorption of the products. After application, they draw in moisture to the deepest levels of the skin while simultaneously stimulating blood flow. This leaves you with skin that is both healthy and rejuvenated. The increased hydration and blood circulation leads to an increase in skin elasticity for tighter and smoother skin. “Think of putting silicone patches like setting up a greenhouse. You’re protecting your skin from outside factors while not allowing the good stuff from seeping out,” says Dr. Lee.

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What are the best anti-wrinkle patches?

The market is saturated with silicone anti-wrinkle patches that promise results, but may not actually be the patches you’re looking for. It’s important to see whether or not the patches are made of 100% medical grade silicone as they are the safest for the skin. Also, make sure to see if they’ve added anything else to the patches since it could change how they react with your skin. We recommend OIA’s anti-wrinkle patches as they are made of 100% medical grade silicone without any unneeded extra ingredients. The nice thing about these patches is that they can be easily applied to numerous parts of the face and body to target specific areas.

How quickly do results show up?

“You’re going to see results almost immediately,” says Dr. Lee. “Of course, continued usage is recommended to maintain these results, but don’t be surprised after you check the mirror during your first session!”


So in the end, it seems like silicone wrinkle patches are here to stay!


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