Contrary to popular opinion, sleep does not relive wrinkles. In fact, according to a statement released by the American Academy of Dermatology, sometimes sleep even may cause wrinkles. The statement claims that sleep lines formed when one rest his/her head on a pillow at night eventually become permanent imprints on one’s skin surface. The academy further indicates that men and women get sleep wrinkles on different parts of their faces because most women sleep on their side and tend to develop sleep wrinkles on their chins and cheeks, while men, who commonly sleep face down, tend to develop wrinkles on their foreheads.
How to Get Rid Of Sleep Wrinkles
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, sleep wrinkles differ from other facial wrinkles that occur due to the contraction of facial muscles when one smiles, laughs or frowns. In view of this, it may be impossible to get rid of sleep wrinkles using the same cosmetics used to improve the appearance of expression wrinkles. Therefore, Botox injections are ineffective in improving the appearance of sleep wrinkles. Other treatments such as anti-wrinkle creams and skin resurfacing procedures that get rid of most expression wrinkles are also unlikely to eliminate sleep wrinkles.
There is currently an increased focus on eliminating sleep wrinkles because traditional cosmetic treatments such as Botox, which are highly effective in reducing other types of wrinkles by working to reduce facial contractions and weakening facial muscles are unable to successfully eliminate non-contraction related wrinkles. However, therapies such as skin filler treatments can help soften the appearance of sleep wrinkles.
Is An Anti-wrinkle Pillow The Solution?
Since conventional anti-wrinkle cosmetics and Botox cannot eliminate sleep wrinkles, dermatologists are turning to new innovative ways of eliminating these wrinkles. A Las Vegas plastic surgeon claims that she has found the solution to sleep wrinkles – a pillow designed to prevent facial distortion during sleep, known as JuveRest.
The concept behind the product, which will go on sale this month, is the use of a central panel that people who sleep on their backs can rest their heads on, and two side panels on either side of the pillow for people who sleep on their side. The target market for the anti sleep wrinkle pillow includes men and women who do not want to use plastic surgery to eliminate wrinkles and individuals who have had no success with the more costly Botox treatments.
Currently, there are no studies or statistics to indicate how effective JuveRest is in preventing sleep wrinkles. However, its inventor says that the pillow will be considered effective if it keeps sleepers from putting excess pressure on their face while they sleep.