DMAE for Aging Skin

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DMAE is the new miracle breakthrough in skin science that is showing promising results in the reversal of skin aging.

In today’s article, we’ll be diving into: 

  • What DMAE exactly is
  • The Anti-aging Benefits of DMAE
  • The science behind DMAE
  • Important safety information and precautions before trying DMAE

What exactly is DMAE?

DMAE is short for Dimethylaminoethanol which is an organic compound and peptide that has shown astonishing results in firming and tightening facial and neck skin. DMAE has also been clinically proven to boost hydration and dermal thickness much better than other OTC moisturizers currently available on the market. Regular and consistent use of DMAE can bring dramatic improvements in skin hydration, firmness, and texture.

Due to its miraculous firming, anti-aging, and anti-wrinkle properties, DMAE is at the receiving end for a lot of attention, proving to be the new favorite in the skincare realm.

DMAE is no stranger to the human body as it is a naturally occurring substance, can also be found in many healthy foods such as fatty fish (anchovies, sardines, salmon), and is widely regarded as safe for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones.

What anti-aging benefits does DMAE bring?

DMAE’s anti-aging action works by boosting the production of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine, which plays a vital role in nervous coordination. This helps in boosting skin hydration, which delivers a more uniform and even complexion, tightness, and firming. All these properties heavily contribute towards reversing skin aging.

As a result, DMAE stands as a top contender in the skin anti-aging territory due to the following benefits:

  • Impressive skin tightening and firming properties.
  • Minimizes the appearance of forehead expression lines, saggy skin, improves skin tone
  • Helps treat and reduce dark circles under the eyes.
  • Improves lip shape by making them appear fuller and plumper.
  • Firms and tightens nasolabial folds to improve face & neck skin elasticity.
  • Provides better Hydration most fillers or injections
  • Repairs and restores the skin’s moisture barrier and visibly reduces signs of skin aging.

What’s the science backing DMAE? 

DMAE has emerged as a popular skin aging solution over the last 15 years. However, 2021 will mark the first year when DMAE formally becomes available as a prescription. (AgelessRx is making the first move in making DMAE available in the form of a firming gel)

At this point, DMAE is still in its infancy according to industry benchmarks and may not have a lot going for it in published clinical studies, but has shown countless favorable results that have earned it support from skincare experts and dermatologists worldwide.

Findings from randomized clinical trials showed that facial gels (containing DMAE) used every day for 4 months clearly resulted in improved skin tone, diminished fine lines, wrinkles, expression lines, and sagging skin. Users also reported observing clear improvement in lip shape, fullness, and plumpness.

The American Journal of Clinical Dermatology’s 2005  clinical study showed that DMAE exhibits dermal penetration properties that repair the skin from within and strengthen facial muscles.

A 2014 study published in the Scientific World Journal suggested that treatment with 0.2% DMAE improved epidermal and dermal thickness. Collagen fiber density also showed significant improvement in participants of aging control groups in just 42 days of usage.

Things to Bear in Mind Before Using DMAE.

It is always advisable to talk to your primary healthcare provider or GP before trying any new prescriptions, supplements, or medication. Be sure to provide your medical history and complete details of all current medications you are taking, including OTC medicine, prescription medication, vitamins, and herbal and nutritional supplements.

​Topical DMAE should not be used by individuals using the following medications: acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (i.e. Aricept, Cognex, Reminyl), anticholinergic medications (used for Parkinson’s Disease, COPD, and overactive bladder), cholinergic medications (used for Alzheimer’s and glaucoma), anticoagulants (i.e. blood thinners).

Women who are currently pregnant, think they are pregnant, are unsure of the status of their pregnancy, or are trying to conceive, as well as lactating mothers should not use DMAE products.

People with allergies or sensitivity to shellfish or fish-based products, DMAE, or any of its ingredients should not take DMAE.

More comprehensive information regarding DMAE’s drug interactions and possible side effects can be found on this link.