Hello again! it's Dr. Ryan Shelton, and I'm delighted to be back for another Mailbag Friday. Today I’m going to be answering some important skincare questions from customers who need a little push in the right direction when it comes to their skincare routine. My first question comes from Jill in Seattle, WA.
Q: Hi Dr. Ryan. My friend told me that Botox gets rid of wrinkles completely. Is that true?
A: Hi Jill! Botox is indeed known for its wrinkle-reducing effects, but it's not the only way to address wrinkles, and in truth, your friend is only partially correct. Let me explain…
Botox is what we call a “neuromodulator” that temporarily relaxes the facial muscles responsible for causing wrinkles.
This can result in smoother skin and reduced appearance of certain wrinkles, particularly those caused by repetitive muscle movements, such as crow's feet or frown lines.
Having said that, Botox isn’t actually going to erase deep wrinkles that are already etched into your skin and caused by genetics.
To get that job done, you’ll need to turn to powerful wrinkle-reversing ingredients…
My Repair and Release Cream, for instance, is packed with peptides like Matrixyl synthe 6, SNAP-8, and Argireline, which have been shown to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
These peptides stimulate collagen production and help plump the skin, diminishing fine lines and ultimately leading to a more youthful look.
Another great option that can help you see the results you want without going under the needle is my Collagen Filler Serum.
I formulated this serum with people like you in mind - people who were curious about Botox or fillers but who didn’t necessarily want to spend all that money to get temporary results.
One of the main ingredients in my Collagen Filler Serum is Soluble Collagen, an ingredient that sinks into the skin quickly and effectively to help reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles.
It helps to ramp up your body’s collagen production, restoring structure to the skin and filling in those fine lines.
Another great perk about the Collagen Filler Serum is its antioxidants.
Antioxidants like the citric acid in this serum can help combat free radical damage, which is a significant contributor to skin aging.
This ingredient makes the Collagen Filler Serum a great option for fighting wrinkles from forming as well!
As you can see, there are plenty of non-invasive alternatives to Botox to help reduce wrinkles and maintain youthful skin.
The right choice depends on your specific concerns and preferences. Remember, consistency is key with any skincare regimen, and it's important to be patient as results may take time to become noticeable!
My next question comes from Mark in Miami, FL
Q: Hi Dr. Ryan. I've been using a cream for the past few months that's too oily for me. I have dry skin, but I don't like the feeling of oil on my face. What are my other options?
A: Hi Mark! Finding the right skincare product can be a bit of a journey, and sometimes it does take a fair bit of trial and error. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take some of the guesswork out of finding the right product for you today!
Right from the jump, it sounds like you may want to switch out your moisturizer.
While moisturizers with a lot of hydrating oils can be wonderful for dry skin, the truth is that they don’t always soak into the skin as quickly as other moisturizers do, which can leave your skin feeling too greasy, as you know!
Now, having said all that, you don’t necessarily need to go for something that’s oil-free, because oils can be especially effective for dryness.
Instead, try looking for something that soaks into the skin well.
Something like my Repair and Release Cream would work wonders!
Not only does this cream soak into the skin quickly and efficiently, but it’s rich enough to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day and keep that dryness at bay. It does such a great job of feeling like a second skin - you’ll barely notice it’s there!
My Repair and Release Cream has ingredients like Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter which help to smooth the skin and prevent your complexion from losing too much moisture during the day.
Not only will this help your skin stay moisturized, but it will also help your skin stay free of many of the side effects of dry skin - like flaky skin and more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines.
I’m sure you’d love the texture and consistency of the Repair and Release Cream, and I have no doubt you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results!
I hope this helps, Mark. Good luck on your skincare journey!