REVIEW: Wrinkle MD – Give Botox the Needle – UPDATED
I’ve said it on here a few times; anti-ageing creams and serums will never be able to penetrate skin the way a needle full of Botox/filler can. Now, breakthrough technology has proved me wrong.
Like many essential substances naturally produced by the body, the levels of Hyaluronic Acid decrease with each passing year — up to 80% during the ages of 40–80. As these levels decrease, they negatively impact the skin’s ability to retain moisture, and as a result, create fine lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkle MD uses a patented Ion-Infusion™ delivery system to send a concentrated boost of Medical Grade Hyaluronic Acid, the wrinkle-filler injected by dermatologists — and peptides by infusing them into the layers of your skin, deeper than creams or serums can reach.
Iontophoresis occurs when a mild electronic current is run through a disposable pad infused with hyaluronic acid and a muscle-relaxing peptide, pushing these particles into the skin. Visible results are immediate and continue to improve with as little as one treatment per week.
A naturally produced substance that significantly contributes to maintaining a youthful appearance. A super-moisturiser that helps the skin lock in moisture to dramatically increase levels of hydration, build collagen and plump the skin from the inside out.
Wrinkle MD’s superior formulation of Hyaluronic Acid has a molecular size 100x smaller than the Hyaluronic Acid in typical anti-wrinkle creams and serums. Its nano-sized molecules go deep into the stratum corneum — where ordinary wrinkle creams and serums cannot go — to moisturise, condition and fill in the look of dry, cracked lines. CONTENTS 1. Activator Pod (with two-year warranty)* 2. 5 HA Infusion Eye Patch Sets 3. 30ml Youth Serum HA *After approximately 25 treatments, the Activator Pod will stop working and should be disposed of and replaced. Also included is a detailed and comprehensive booklet to guide you through the process. PATCHES Each pre-dosed patch treatment is powered with a 100% painless, micro-powered pulse delivered from the system’s Activator Pod to target and help correct fine lines and wrinkles. All you feel is a gentle tingle. ACTIVATOR POD When both patches make contact with the skin, the pod light will turn green and blink throughout the treatment, after 30 minutes the light will flash red and turn off. After treatment discard used patches. Using micro-pulses of positive and negative charges, the technology infuses your skin with the perfect amount of HA by constantly calibrating your skin’s hydration level. SERUM This silky, lightweight, and fast-absorbing serum features proprietary peptides to continue reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles between infusion treatments. At the same time, a perfect balance of Hyaluronic Acid and ceramides help improve skin barrier function to hold and attract moisture, further locking in results. WRINKLE MD INFUSION SKIN PREP The Hyaluronic Acid Infusion Patches must have good contact with thoroughly clean, dry skin. This fast-drying formula sweeps away pore-clogging impurities and makeup residue, leaving skin perfectly prepared for WrinkleMD infusion treatments.
HOW TO USE
- Attach the Connector Buds to the HA Infusion Patches.
- Gently apply the hydrogel side of patches onto skin.
- The 30-minute treatment starts and stops by itself.
Follow with Youth Serum HA™ (included in set) to extend results and seal in moisture to keep skin hydrated. For an intensive two-week power treatment, it is recommended to use the patches twice a week for the first two weeks and then one treatment a week for maintenance. REVIEWS
This is a very easy treatment to do at home, the visible results are very subtle, this is not an overnight miracle treatment but with continued use the results are accumulative. The results will never match the almost immediate results of Botox but if you are looking for an alternative to the needle then this may be system for you.
I get Botox twice a year and use this product in between really helps prolong the smooth results. Love it. Easy to use too.
After the first use I noticed that the eye area was very hydrated and felt very soft. After two weeks intensive at twice a week and then two weeks at once a week I have noticed that there is an improvement in the overall look of my eye area.
My skin definitely feels much more hydrated, the fine lines have faded significantly and the deeper lines don’t appear to be so obvious.
Wrinkle MD also sell HA Deep Infusions for Forehead and Frown Lines £189.00 CUSTOMISE TREATMENT
Once you have a system, the activator pod can be used with both the brow and eye patches. This means that you can buy refills specific to your needs and target the areas you want to treat. Remember, battery life holds for 25 treatments, after that you will have to buy a new complete system.
I specifically wanted to trial the eye patches as I’ve always worn a fringe and it covers my forehead. But I’m looking at the shape of the brow patches and I’m wondering if they might help soften the tiny horizontal crease just above my nose? I’ve been told that only Botox will truly eliminate it, something to think about.
BOTOX So how does the price of the system and refills compare to Botox?
This is a question that can only be answered when the exact number of areas that are to be treated to achieve the desired outcome, are known. Botox treatments can be as little as £200 and as much as £1000. It is usual that the more individual treatment areas that are required, then the cheaper each Botox treatment becomes. A £200 single treatment may become £500 for 3 treatments and so on. It should be noted that cheap Botox injections may not be the best Botox injections (no kidding?). Source
TRIAL I’m going to start the trial today. I’m particularly excited because:
- I love these sort of gadgets. Anything you have to mess around with and connect to this and that, I’m your woman.
- I’ve got a couple of big events coming up, so it would be great to attend them looking ‘refreshed.’
- I wouldn’t have Botox if my life depended on it, but I do understand its popularity and would love similar results the ‘non-needle’ way.
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REVIEW 30th June 2014
OK, I finally ‘get’ the whole Botox thing now. I can fully understand why Botox continues to dominate the US and UK market as the number one, best-selling, non surgical procedure of all time.
But I want Botox results without the pain of a needle and Wrinkle MD, often referred to by reviewers as ‘soft Botox’ is an excellent place to start. There is definitely a welcome move to a more natural looking face and this is a softer, more natural alternative to Botox.
Before you begin, skin should to be squeaky clean and free from make up, creams etc. I found the Skin Prep to be extremely cleansing – it even revealed hitherto unseen fake tan residue!
The eye patches are fairly sticky, be careful not to let them turn in on themselves, take it nice and slowly. I was a little worried that they would be painful to peel off after the 30 minute treatment, but no, they removed easily and without any discomfort whatsoever.
During the treatment, I did experience the odd, bright ‘flash of light’ and a faint tingling sensation, but nothing drastic or uncomfortable. I was able to tuck the wires behind my ears and get on with things for the 30 minute duration.
It’s recommended that you apply the eye patches about a fingertip width away from the under eye area. I did this (always stick to the instructions, especially around the delicate eye area). The first thing I noticed when I peeled the patches off was that there was an obvious difference between the skin of the eye area not ‘treated’ and the part where the patch was positioned. It was only a small area, but enough to see the contrast between smooth and not so smooth.
The under eye area was moisturised and overall softer in appearance. I didn’t experience any dry patches and I enjoyed using the feather light Youth Serum which absorbed quickly into skin without leaving any residue.
The results are indeed accumulative and I did find progressive improvement after each treatment, so I timed my treatments before an event.
I think I can best describe Wrinkle MD as a mini iron for your crow’s-feet.