Do Silicone Pads Get Rid Of Wrinkles? Posted on 27 Nov 2023
Silicone pads have grown rapidly in popularity recently with the promise of a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and smoother looking skin all in just one night. But, do they work?
Silicone pads have grown rapidly in popularity recently with the promise of a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and smoother skin. But, do they actually work with consistent use? Or are they just a short term quick fix?
They are noted as a non-invasive solution to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, crepey skin, scars, and mean that there is no need for the use of invasive skin treatments such as profhilo, fillers, botox, or retinol. Here we look at the actual science behind them, how they work, and the results that you can realistically expect to achieve.
The Science Behind Silicone Pads
Silicone pads are made of exactly that, 100% medical grade silicone. Silicone has a fantastic profile and has historically been used, and still is used, within the medical and healthcare industry for the treatment of scars.
Wrinkles are formed by lack of collagen production and hydration. Silicone pads deprive the skin of oxygen so it has to draw moisture from deeper layers to the skin's surface. This microclimate of moisture and oxygen just under the pad causes plumping and reduces wrinkles. It also increases blood flow, which helps collagen production. Added bonus: it keeps our skin taut as we sleep, so it helps reduce creasing overnight as we toss and turn - perfect for side sleepers.
Silicone aids in the moisturisation of the skin and increases hydration from within by drawing the skin’s natural moisture - hyaluronic acid - to the stratum corneum (the skin's surface).
Wrinkles are simply treated like scars and silicone creates the perfect environment by rehydrating, improving collagen structure and flatten wrinkles.
"These are fantastic silicone pads. They really do prevent (and remove!) those annoying vertical 'old lady' cleavage wrinkles. I've always been a 'side sleeper' and have had these annoying ageing wrinkles since my 20's. But since using these pads, I struggle to see a single wrinkle in the morning after I've removed them. So good value for money too. It literally saves me £400 in dermal filler every 6 months, which is what I used to spend trying to plump out the deep vertical lines that would always form." - Dermacare Dirct Customer
Does One Pad Treat Everywhere?
No! SilcSkin has cleverly created individual silicone pads to fit the treatment area perfectly with absolutely no adhesive. The adhesiveness is created by the way the silicone patches are cured during manufacturing.
SilcSkin Decollette Pad: Chest wrinkles? Feeling conscious in low cut tops? These silicone pads have been specially designed to correct and prevent chest wrinkles. The original, award-winning and best-selling SilcSkin Decollette Pad reduces wrinkles caused by sun damage, ageing and sleeping on your side. You can also use Decollette Pad on your body for the removal of a scar, stretch marks, or wrinkles.
SilcSkin Eye Pads: The delicate skin around the eye area is ultra thin and tends to show signs of ageing the quickest but can also be the hardest to treat. Designed to reduce and prevent the forming of crows feet, fine lines, wrinkles and “crepiness” or crepe-like skin on the most sensitive skin tissue around the eyes. Prolonged use will help return skin to a more youthful appearance.
SilcSkin Collette Pad: Designed for the neck area, tech neck, and where sun exposure, ageing, and gravity can wreak havoc causing slackness, sagging, and wrinkles. They are very discreet to wear any time of the day and marries up perfectly with the Decollette Pad for the ultimate self care treatment.
SilcSkin Brow Pad: Designed for forehead lines, wrinkling inbetween the brows, and crows feet. Designed to correct and prevent facial wrinkles around the outer corner of the eyes and brow area. Reduces existing wrinkles and expression lines and prevent new ones from forming. The silicone pads relax and retrain the facial muscles and soften wrinkles.
SilcSkin Multi Set: Designed to reduce existing wrinkles, expression lines, and prevent new ones from forming. You can use Multi Set around the mouth, eyes, and to treat nose to mouth lines (marionette lines).
Thinking that you need more than 1? No problem, SilcSkin also provide multi packs so that you can treat more than one area at once.
How Do You Use Silicone Pads?
Silicone patches work very easily and are even suitable for sensitive skin types. The pads should be applied to completely dry, clean skin free from topical creams, sunscreen, and makeup. You don’t need to use other products on the treatment area as the pad is doing all the work to create smooth skin!
Remove the pad from the poly card, hold the skin taut, and apply. In the morning, gently remove from the skin and replace back onto the poly card. If redness, a rash, or irritation occurs after use then it means that the skin was not free from product, sweating, or due to the skin being wet. It is highly unlikely for someone to be allergic to medical grade silicone.
You can wear silicone pads for as little as an hour to see results - great for preparation before getting ready for a speical occasion - but for best results you should wear your silicone pad overnight for at least 8 hours.
How Do You Look After Silicone Pads?
The pads should be cleaned either after the first or second use (ideally with SilcSkin Cleanser for best results but something gentle like baby shampoo works too) and left to dry adhesive side up and then once dry, stick back onto the poly card included in the pack.
Pads should last around 30 uses (eye pads around 15-20 uses due to being much thinner) with good care. It is normal for the edges to lift slightly after several uses, as long as the main area of the pad is still sticking to the skin then it will still work to its full potential. The adhesiveness can be revived with a hairdryer or by using rubbing alcohol/witch hazel if you believe the pad has been contaminated with skincare products or by sweating.
Silicone patches really do work to reduce wrinkles and smooth fine lines and the science is there to back up all the claims however, just like with anything skincare related, they have to be in consistent use and require your upmost dedication and commitment in wearing them daily. But in just one night you can notice a difference!
If you need some further help regarding silicone pads then feel free to ask us! All the products featured above are available to purchase at Dermacare Direct with free tracked delivery via Royal Mail. We can help with our expert advice and top tips making your makeup shopping stress-free. You can contact us by live chat, email via [email protected], or pick up the phone now and call us on phone number 0116 251 4848 to speak directly with a friendly advisor.