Dr Oz: How To Fake a Facelift
Dr Oz and his guests, plastic surgeons Dr Leif Rogers and Dr Shirley Madhere, talked about their strategy to help you look younger with topical Vitamin C. In the past, Dr Rogers shared the Ulthera Sagging Skin treatment and Dr Madhere discussed Sudden Change Under-Eye Firming Serum. Now they’re teaming up to explain how Phytoceramides can help you fake a facelift. Also, find out how much Phtyceramides cost.
Dr Oz: What Are Phytoceramides?
Dr Oz’s big fake facelift surprise is something called Phytoceramides, but what are they? Ceramides are naturally made by the body in our skin, but as with Vitamin C, we start to lose our supply of them as we age.
Dr Rogers said that there have been topical and oral ceramide products around the world for many years. But only recently has the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the plant based Phytoceramides for sale.
These Phytoceramides are made from plants, and they turn back time on the aging process by putting ceramides back into our skin structures. They are found in a pill form and they restore the skin’s natural barriers, allowing us to hydrate from the inside by helping skin retain moisture.
Dr Oz: Phytoceramides Cost Vs Facelift
Dr Leif Rogers said that you will see result from phytoceramides in the form of smoother skin if you take the oral product for at least four weeks. The process takes a little time because the phytoceramides have to build new collagen inside your cells.
Dr Oz said that waiting four weeks while you take a pill is a much better option than going under the knife for a facelift. Dr Madhere also agreed with this opinion. But what about the cost?
For the 350 mg Phytoceramide dosage, which is the standard once-daily recommendation, you can get a 30-day supply for approximately $10. That means it’s much more affordable than a facelift as well.
Dr Oz: Where To Buy Phytoceramides?
In keeping with his commitment not to promote any specific brands, Dr. Oz did not mention any brands of phytoceramides. Online, we did finally find Life Extension Skin Restoring Ceramides at a good price; however, they’re wheat-based, so note Dr Oz’s allergy warning.
We were also able to identify this rather pricey phytoceramide skincare product with favorable reviews.
Dr Oz: Phytoceramides Allergy Warning & Ingredients
Dr Madhere insisted that you check the label of a product to make sure you are getting “plant derived ceramides.” And though these products are safe for most people, patients who have a wheat allergy or gluten allergy should know that rice, sweet potato, and wheat ingredients are used to make these, so be sure to find one not derived from wheat.
Dr Oz: Phytoceramides + Vitamin C?
Phytoceramides are now FDA-approved, and research finds that they are safe so far in the majority of users. Dr Madhere recommended pairing them with topical Vitamin C to get even greater results.