Frown Lines, Wrinkles & Crow's Feet - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Dr. Perricone

Can anything short of surgery eliminate wrinkles?
An aging face is characterized by both wrinkling and sagging. In order to have a more youthful appearance many times we turn to the cosmetic surgeon to correct the sagging aspects of the face. We also look to other invasive procedures for the wrinkling aspect such as laser resurfacing, deep acid peels and Botox injections. As we are all aware, these aggressive procedures carry risks. Also, they can often leave us with an unnatural appearance.

How else can I get rid of frown lines, wrinkles and crow's feet?
Recent research using topical anti-inflammatories such as alpha lipoic acid, DMAE and Vitamin C Ester indicate that significant correction of both the wrinkling and the sagging component of the aging face can be corrected. Topical DMAE causes immediate increase in the appearance of skin tone and with continued use significantly lifts and contours the sagging face. It is especially important to apply liberally and often to the chin area, jaw line and neck as this area is particularly susceptible to sagging. When combined with either alpha lipoic acid or Vitamin C Ester surface defects such as fine lines, large pores, discoloration, lack of radiance, as well as dark circles and puffiness under the eyes are significantly improved.

Is there any treatment for those deep lines that run from the nose to the chin?
Those deep lines are called the nasolabial folds, and they are just that -- they are more than lines, they are folds. This means that those are caused by sagging and elongated facial muscles. Twice daily application of a DMAE lotion can significantly improve the appearance of these defects. In a recent study, a DMAE lotion combined with electrical stimulation of facial muscles over a 12-week period showed even more improvement.

Recommended Products:

Prescription Products, For the Face

  • Retinoids

For Wrinkles and Sagging of the Face

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Face Firming Activator with DMAE
  • Vitamin C Ester Concentrated Restorative Cream with DMAE
  • Phosphatidyl-E Face with DMAE
  • Products containing Copper Peptide
  • RoC products containing Proteint

For Wrinkling and Sagging Eyes

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Eye Area Therapy with DMAE
  • Vitamin C Ester Eye Area Therapy

For Wrinkling and Sagging Lips and Lip Lines

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Lip Plumper with DMAE

For Wrinkling and Sagging Body

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid Body Toning Lotion with DMAE


For more information about Dr. Perricone's science and breakthroughs, visit Perricone, M.D. Cosmeceuticals.

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