The Real Scoop on Frown Line Fixes

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That moment when you notice a new expression line forming on your face is one of the most frustrating things about getting older. You may still feel (and act!) like an energetic 20 year-old, but your face is letting you down, giving away your actual age with every passing hour. What’s more, there are so many products and treatments out there that promise a quick fix, it’s hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. So we took the guesswork out of frown line fixes. Here’s the real scoop on what works, what doesn’t, and what you don’t want to overdo.

1. Patches such as Frownies or Furless. Although these ‘miracle patches’ may be tempting, there is absolutely no evidence they make a difference over time. You are much better off investing in high quality pillowcases and learning to sleep on your back to keep your face from getting creased at night. (Over time, those creases can become frown lines.)

2. Botox and Dysport. A popular option for freezing up the facial muscles to stop the formation of expression lines, neurotoxins are highly effective for preventing deep lines and wrinkles, but need to be administered every few months to keep results looking fresh. There is also a risk of “loss of expression” if the doctor administering the injectable is too heavy handed. If you decide to explore neurotoxins further, make sure you trust your doctor and take a light approach.

3. Juvederm and Restylane. Another popular option for deep expression lines, fillers do just what the name implies – fill in deep lines, wrinkles and facial folds. Fillers like Juvaderm are great for deep lines that are already prevalent, but won’t prevent further development of wrinkles. Again, these should be administered by a light-handed professional.

4. Dermatude. One of the newest and most innovative machines in our office, Dermatude is quickly becoming a favorite option for patients looking to reverse expression lines without the follow up appointments or risk of expression loss. The machine pairs micro rolling with radio frequency, triggering the body’s own healing action in the deep layers of the skin, boosting collagen and elastin production and nearly erasing expression lines. This treatment is especially popular with men.

5. Youth Serum. The newest addition to the Lancer Skincare collection, our Younger: Pure Youth Serum is an amazing blend of vitamin A esters and biomimetic retinol compounds that actually speed up the skin’s cellular cycle without the irritation that accompanies the use of traditional retinol. Youth Serum is a smart addition to your regimen if you’re looking to prevent expression lines or correct existing ones.

6. Facial Massage. Facial massage has long been the secret weapon for makeup artists and facialists, giving their clients an immediately lifted and beautifully contoured face.  The gentle stroking can relax facial muscles and connective tissue, thereby softening expression lines, in addition to aiding lymphatic drainage which depuffs the skin.  We love to use our Microcurrent Power Boost as a massage tool, which not only softens expression lines and lifts the skin, but also neutralizes free radicals.

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Retinol, Meet your Match: Pure Youth Serum Featuring MIMIXYL™ Complex

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Clinically proven to signal the skin’s own retinoid receptors to create new skin cells, collagen and elastic fibers, retinol has been the gold standard for anti-aging skincare treatments for over 25 years. Few treatments work as quickly and effectively as retinol, however this anti-aging crusader has some big drawbacks (outlined below).

Enter Younger: Pure Youth Serum. Dr. Lancer sought to solve the retinol conundrum by developing a treatment that is as effective as retinol, but did not have its incidence of irritation and other side effects. The result is Younger: Pure Youth Serum, and more specifically, MIMIXYL™, the technology platform developed by Dr. Lancer that powers the product. Retinol has finally met its match.

Here’s a snapshot comparisons of these two powerful anti-aging ingredients:


  • Helps to create new skin cells, collagen and elastic fibers.
  • Works quickly and effectively.

However, it is also:

  • Irritating and drying to skin.
  • Not recommended to be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Can increase oil production for some men.
  • Very unstable and reacts with light and oxygen.


  • Signals the skin to produce new collagen and elastic tissue
  • Activates the skin’s retinoid receptors, thereby stimulating the production of collagen, elastin, and new skin cells.
  • Improves skin tone and elasticity
  • Lessens the number and depth of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Calms inflammation
  • Has none of the side effects of retinol

Clinical results show that MIMIXYL™:

  • Reduces deep wrinkles by 28%
  • Reduces skin roughness by 35%
  • Increases skin elasticity by 13%
  • Increases skin density by 25%

There’s much more we could tell you about this incredible serum, but seeing and feeling it in action on your own skin is the best evidence of all. The proof is in the results – and we know you’ll love them. Order a bottle today.

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