What is the 'wrinkle patches' trend on TikTok?
17th April 2022

WITH LIVING comes wrinkles, something people often work to reverse.

On TikTok, users are keen to discuss various "wrinkle patches," which can help alleviate the appearance of fine lines on one's skin.

What is the 'wrinkle patches' trend on TikTok?

With over 18million views and several videos under the hashtag #wrinklepatches on TikTok, users are able to navigate various brands and reviews about the trend.

Wrinkle patches are made of thin sheets of silicone used as stickers applied directly to the skin in areas of need.

Videos show users applying the patches to their skin and demonstrating different brands of the patches.

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Do wrinkle patches actually work?

Dr Caroline Robinson, a dermatologist, said: "Wrinkle patches work by covering the skin in order to decrease mobility in an attempt to prevent or improve wrinkles," per CNN.

Different parts of the body form wrinkles – the neck, chest, and face being some of the most common – and wrinkle patches come in various sizes to conform to the area in which they are being used.

"The pads help prevent transepidermal water loss – locking in moisture so the skin will be better hydrated and will be better able to repair itself and produce collagen," added dermatologist Dr Hadley King.

"And the pad also keeps the skin flat, so this helps prevent the creases that form during sleep."

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Wrinkle patches can be added to different areas of the bodyCredit: Instagram/wrinklesschminkles

What are the benefits of wrinkle patches?

Wrinkle patches may help with the short-term loss of wrinkles.

When compared to a process like Botox or face fillers, however, results are likely not as longstanding.

Combining hyaluronic acid and vitamin C with wrinkle patches is a hack recommended to enhance the effects of anti-aging fully.

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