Effectiveness of anti-aging creams challenged in lawsuit

Posted on September 19, 2013 by

In the quest to have more youthful appearances, it is no surprise that many people try out anti-aging products that are a common sight in drugstores. Many users of the products find themselves disappointed after a few weeks, however, when it seems that their fine lines and wrinkles haven’t gone anywhere. CBS News reports that so many customers were dissatisfied with a certain product that they’ve taken the manufacturer to court in a class-action lawsuit.  

For a $92 a bottle, you would expect Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair cream to work miracles. After all, it claims that it can repair a person’s DNA, which is the lawsuit’s chief complaint. While there is some merit to this claim, it is impossible to know if this particular product can do it, because Estée Lauder will not disclose its ingredients. 

Over-the-counter lotions and creams can repair minor blemishes and wrinkles, but if you want help for your crow’s feet or frown lines, you might want to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. On its website, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says that face creams have some value, “but do not need to prove their merit to be sold in stores. Unlike injections of Botox and fillers, which have to prove their safety and efficacy to the FDA, an ‘age-defying’ cream could be nothing more than an expensive moisturizer.”

Have you been considering having your fine lines and wrinkles effectively treated? If so, consider contacting Dr. Christopher Craft today. He is a board-certified Miami plastic surgeon who can help you figure out the best options to enhance your appearance.

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