The ad is provocative. Olay Regenerist Filling and Sealing Treatmentt promises to reduce the appearance of those spikes fanning from the corners of our eyes and help fill in those annoying lines between the nose and mouth. I was skeptical, especially when I read the small print which said not the equivalent of a surgical procedure.
Olay was announcing right up front, don't even think it's Botox as opposed to another vendor who used the teaser Better Than Botox? Fool that I was, I actually put down $100 and purchased that product a few years back and returned it a few weeks later. However Olay has a good reputation and the outlay was only$17. at Rite Aid, so I decided to try it.
The paste like product comes in a narrow tube with a small tip on the end which is used as the applicator. The instructions say to dot a small amount onto the wrinkle prone area There was a time not too long ago when that would have meant my entire face but thanks to the Active FX laser, that's no longer the so. You then smooth the dots into a fine layer to fill the wrinkle. It works in two ways first it penetrates into the wrinkle surface to reduce the appearance of wrinkle depth and length; then at the surface it creates what they call a micro bonding network???that seals in moisturizer to regenerate the skin's appearance and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
And you know what ?It works! You won't see a dramatic difference but the look of lines and wrinkles actually are diminished. I looked carefully in all different types of light using a magnifying mirror. The lines above my lips and between my eyebrows that I had filled in were softer and less noticeable.
They do advise that you pay special attention when applying makeup over the filler-sealer so as not to disturb the treated areas. I'm going to keep this product. I can't imagine using it everyday but for a special occasion it will be nice to have on hand!