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I've recently discovered a product call Athena 7 Minute Lift and am nothing short of amazed by the product. So I must share. This isn't a sales pitch, but you guys really need to get your hands on a bottle. Within a few minutes the product lifts the dents and wrinkles out of my face and reverse years from my face. The only downside is that it is a temporary fix. So don't stop using your sun block. I haven't found a product that will reverse the wrinkles permantly. and if anyone has, please let me know. Thanks

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glamouredited.com/skin/athena_wrinkle_cream_review.html

Let me know if anyone else have had similar results
 

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Athena is ok but I had much better results from Chemlift. It really gave my face a lift and got rid of my wrinkles. Nothing else has ever worked this good.
 

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I've tried this 'potion' and no matter how many times I applied it, or the beautician who sold it to me did, one thing was clear, the skin looks great until you actually speak, smile or make any facial expression. Then the wrinkles actually look worse. The bottom line with these type of products is that they actually 'set' on top of the skin as a type of mask making the skin appear tightened. My concern with this would be it can't be good long term. Imagine if you pulled the skin on your face each day either side of your ears to appear lifted. After a period of time what you are effectively doing is stretching your skin....not the most conducive way to help us look younger is it? I am yet to find a cream or product that actually does make me look younger and I have tried and researched so many of them I could probably mix them all together and come up with an answer lol!
 

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I've tried this 'potion' and no matter how many times I applied it, or the beautician who sold it to me did, one thing was clear, the skin looks great until you actually speak, smile or make any facial expression. Then the wrinkles actually look worse. The bottom line with these type of products is that they actually 'set' on top of the skin as a type of mask making the skin appear tightened. My concern with this would be it can't be good long term. Imagine if you pulled the skin on your face each day either side of your ears to appear lifted. After a period of time what you are effectively doing is stretching your skin....not the most conducive way to help us look younger is it? I am yet to find a cream or product that actually does make me look younger and I have tried and researched so many of them I could probably mix them all together and come up with an answer lol!
Sounds like a crappy product. Actually I stretched my skin doing facial exercises today but that's a different story. Have you tried retin-a? (tretinoin) or a vitamin C serum?
Oh welcome to the site.
 

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I've tried this 'potion' and no matter how many times I applied it, or the beautician who sold it to me did, one thing was clear, the skin looks great until you actually speak, smile or make any facial expression. Then the wrinkles actually look worse. The bottom line with these type of products is that they actually 'set' on top of the skin as a type of mask making the skin appear tightened. My concern with this would be it can't be good long term. Imagine if you pulled the skin on your face each day either side of your ears to appear lifted. After a period of time what you are effectively doing is stretching your skin....not the most conducive way to help us look younger is it? I am yet to find a cream or product that actually does make me look younger and I have tried and researched so many of them I could probably mix them all together and come up with an answer lol!
Wow! doesn't sound like a product to me! To not be able to speak or smile.....not for me! There are actually a lot of great products out there you just have to find what works for you. I use a lot of different products, but Vit C serum and Retin-A are 2 of my favorites.
 

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Hi Gymrat and Periwinkle

Thanks for the welcome and the info. You are absolutely right, true vitamin A and L-ascorbic vitamin C does give results if the strength is high enough in a product. Back in my 30's (oh, to be back there!) I used Ultraceuticals Ultra C Facial Cream 23% and I did 'glow' during that period of time. My problem now is that I have, over the years, become sensitive to many of them for some unknown reason, most likely hormones. I've also used prescription Retin-A and although it made my skin smoother and more plumped, it also caused burst capilliaries
. I don't know which country you girls are from but down here in Australia, anything we get is so mild due to TGA regulations, that it is a total waste of money. Yesterday I ordered a product from USA called Skinlanstin as it boasts proof. Look it up and see what you think. I'd also love to hear from anyone who has had Radiesse dermal filler as I am considering it but have read many mixed reviews. Thanks.
 

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Hi Gymrat and Periwinkle

Thanks for the welcome and the info. You are absolutely right, true vitamin A and L-ascorbic vitamin C does give results if the strength is high enough in a product. Back in my 30's (oh, to be back there!) I used Ultraceuticals Ultra C Facial Cream 23% and I did 'glow' during that period of time. My problem now is that I have, over the years, become sensitive to many of them for some unknown reason, most likely hormones. I've also used prescription Retin-A and although it made my skin smoother and more plumped, it also caused burst capilliaries
. I don't know which country you girls are from but down here in Australia, anything we get is so mild due to TGA regulations, that it is a total waste of money. Yesterday I ordered a product from USA called Skinlanstin as it boasts proof. Look it up and see what you think. I'd also love to hear from anyone who has had Radiesse dermal filler as I am considering it but have read many mixed reviews. Thanks.
Hello- well Im in the US, California to be exact. I use Retin-A every other night, if I get broken capilliaries from this, I would not be a happy camper.

I have done both Juvaderm and Restylane (both are fillers). I like the Restylane better, it works well and seems to last longer. I do this 2 times a year. I also do the botox between the brows. Neither procedures hurt at all.
 

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I have found a product called age loc which has just come out in jan it is the only technology that can help slow free radical production at its source in the eperdermis and works with a small hand held instrument called the galvanic spa it has had very good reports
 

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Thanks for the info Gymrat and Judivez
I've had Botox in the past but my Doc says because I have a heart problem (arrhythmia), I shouldn't risk it. There is definite cases out there of some terrible side effects with Botox and I had enough of them myself. Such a shame though! It worked wonders but I'm a mum and my health must come first. I have some interesting news girls. I've recently read about a new technique for filling which Kylie Minogue has been said to have had. It's called Regen Plasma (try googling Regenlab). They take a vial of your own blood, do some separating and inject all the good white cells into your face (that's a very rough description, but the gist of it). The process is supposed to stimulate collagen renewal and therefore better skin! Try google it and see what you think. It's a South African find and I believe they are practicing it in California already. No chance of rejection or the usual filler problems as it is your own blood! Fingers crossed on this one girls!!
 

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Hi inmydreams2,

I saw a story on the Regen Plasma too. Do you think it really works or is it just another scam to get ahold of our money?

Do you know anyone who has tried it?
 

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Hi girls

I'm sorry I dropped the Regen blood platelet info in there and just disappeared. Life's been very busy for me here and I've not had much of a chance to get back in on the chats. First of all though, Portrait Plasma is nothing to do with the Regen plasma although I can understand how it could be mistaken for it. Portrait plasma is pretty big in the US from what I've googled and there's one plastic surgeon over there really plugging it big time along with facial fat grafting. The concept and promised outcomes are really amazing but just as you've probably found with every other 'miracle' on here, the more amazing the outcome appears, so too are the possible complications and in this case, they are not good. At the end of the day, if you are heating up the tissue under your skin, you are bound to get 'burnt'. Oh, by the way, whilst we're on such a subject. I purchased the at home light rejuvenation device called Baby Quasar and 6 weeks on can't see any changes as yet but I will persevere and keep you all posted on this one also. As you may have guessed by now there are 2 things I do well, waste money and precious time on anti aging and the most obvious, talking about it! lol IMD2
 

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You're not the only one wasting money and time on anti aging inmydreams2.
Welcome to the club!!

I noticed on the sites about the Regen blood platelet info that they 'apply' by two different methods. 1-with a regular needle and 2- with an automatic needle device which pumps the plasma into the skin. Anyway, am waiting ti hear if anyone has either tried it or knows of someone who has.

Keep in touch.
 

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Just had a thought inmydreams2.

How about starting a thread on the Regen blood platelet treatment to see if we get any more info from other SCT members?
 

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Hi gailn and mariepop. Girls, here's an email address of the actual company who from what I've read, believe started this Regen Plasma and can help with any questions you may have about it. His name is Don Du Toit and you can email him at [email protected]. Gailn, there was a story on Today Tonight about it Monday night in Australia. If you missed it, check out the website. They don't seem very positive about it though. My surgeon's nurse had administered her first course of it to a patient last time I was there. I don't know the results but she said the patient claimed it was extremely painful
...isn't that always the way!! I'm due to see her for my first shot at fillers in a couple of weeks and shall get some more info on the Regen plasma girls and let you know what the verdict is. Ciao for now
 

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Gailn, I take so long to write these novel proportion replies that you're matching mine 2 to 1 lol! I think that's a great idea but just guide me to the thread when you get it going because I truly just stumbled on this one and wouldn't have a clue. I always have my teenage daughter navigating me on this thing as I am pretty IT illiterate at the best of times and all the lingo is even harder to get my head around!
 
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