Dr. Perricone’s Alternative to the Face Lift

Sagging skin and wrinkles are no longer an inevitable result of aging. With the proper care, skin can stay healthy and beautiful for longer than ever.

Is it too late for those who haven’t been taking ideal care of their skin? The answer is a resounding no.

By making some lifestyle changes, you can avoid even having to consider cosmetic surgery. There is no need to join the many who feel their only option to correct skin is to get a face lift.

Dr. Perricone has several alternatives for a lifestyle that will keep you from ever considering a face lift.

This article will discuss Dr. Perricone’s Three-Tiered Philosophy:

Diet and supplements

One facet of a lifestyle that will leave you with healthier skin is ensuring that you eat food that promotes skin health. This means refraining from eating foods that will cause skin inflammation. The Inflammation Theory of Aging suggests that inflammation is the cause of many diseases and conditions, including acne and wrinkles.

Although Dr. Perricone’s full diet plan advocates cutting out any food that can cause inflammation, below are two brief lists of foods to avoid and some to embrace.

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Avoid foods like:

  • Alcohol
  • Soda (even diet soda)
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Sugar

Embrace foods that include antioxidants, proteins, and omega-3 fatty acids like:

  • Wild salmon and fish
  • Berries
  • Eggs
  • Turkey
  • Olive oil

Additionally, drink 8 glasses of water per day to remain sufficiently hydrated.

Tier Two: Targeted nutritional supplements

In addition to adjusting your diet, there is a full line of supplements you can take to enhance your health. These range from the general, like the Skin & Total Body supplement for your overall health, to the specific, like the dietary supplement Super Berry Powder with Acai.

If you can’t follow Dr. Perricone’s diet to the letter, don’t worry. The basis of Dr. Perricone’s recommendations is that living a healthier life will translate into a healthy body and skin.

By eating wholesome foods, exercising, and protecting your skin, you can create a basis of healthy living that will end up benefiting your body in the long run. Even small changes can make an impact.

Tier Three: Clinical skin care

The next step to better skin is to follow a skin regimen that is both preventative and restorative. Your skin care products should protect your skin from damage while also reversing damage that has already been done.

Dr. Perricone’s skin care products include a range of key sciences that have applications including:

  • Reduce lines and wrinkles
  • Increase firmness and elasticity
  • Even skin tone
  • Decrease inflammation, redness, and irritation
  • Moisturize skin

It’s never too soon or too late to start using more specialized skin care products. Whether you don’t have a wrinkle or you have plenty, the same product can have beneficial effects. While one person may choose a skin care product for its tightening and firming effects, another might choose it for its ability to make the skin more radiant. Products like Evening Facial Emollient combine a host of benefits that people of any age or skin condition can appreciate.

For those who are seriously considering cosmetic surgery or other medical procedures to correct existing skin damage and imperfections, using products that are designed specifically to address the signs of aging skin can be surprisingly effective.

Look for ingredients like:

  • DMAE, which tightens the skin by toning the muscles underneath
  • Alpha lipoic acid, an antioxidant that protects the skin and also reduces inflammation, puffiness, and pore appearance
  • Vitamin C ester, an antioxidant that also reduces irritation and redness

These powerful antioxidants increase the skin’s overall health, while also reducing the damage that has amassed over the years. Many of Dr. Perricone’s patients come to him intent on undergoing cosmetic surgery. However, once they start his skin care routine that incorporates these key ingredients, the results are drastic enough that the vast majority of patients abandon their plans for plastic surgery.

Additional lifestyle recommendations

Lastly, a few lifestyle changes are essential to ensure skin does not come in contact with harmful environmental substances that accelerate skin damage.

These tips are still crucial to keeping skin and the rest of your body as healthy as possible:

  1. Wear sunscreen every day, even if you only go outside for a few minutes. Sunscreen should be at least SPF 15 to block out harmful UV rays that damage skin cells.
  2. Don’t smoke, and avoid second hand smoke. Smoke causes harmful, cell-damaging chemicals to enter your body.
  3. Avoid harsh chemicals. They strip the skin of its natural defense system, allowing these dangerous chemicals to enter your body and promote free radicals.
  4. Exercise several times a week. This will help your body become naturally stronger and better able to defend itself against the stresses of everyday life.
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  1. I am 62 and I am really fed up with looking at my winkles and saggy skin and I would really love to volunteer to become a Perricone tester please.

  2. I would love to test the product. I’m using obagi right now and would like to see if this is better.

  3. I would love to test the product. I’m using odagi right now and would like to see if this is better.

  4. Im 57 and untill two years ago I kooked in my 30s and now i look my age. I had a bad reaction to the herbs I was taking and I ended up losing all firmless to my eyelids and neck. I there a way to regain the tightness in the eyelids and get rid of the lines on my neck. I would appreciate any help you can offer. thanks , Pam

  5. I have 2 or your books and love the concept of the anti-inflammatory diet. I would love the opportunity to be a tester


  7. I’m starting day one of the 28 day diet. So far, so amazing! The meal plan is five star. I enjoyed every morsel. Smoked Wild Alaskan salmon, steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon, chia seeds, blueberries, and green tea. I can eat this way forever!!

  8. I’m 76, but feel like I’m 20. My skin is actually in great shape except for the deep wrinkles around my mouth. I’ve used your product for creases for about a month and can’t tell much difference. I’d like to know exactly which of your products would help me the most. Just watched your video and plan to try your diet. Yes, I’d love to be a tester if I’m not too old.

  9. I will be 50 yrs old & I have deep wrinkles the dreaded “11′s” plus Sun Damage & acne scaring from my youth. Now trying to fix the damage I’ve caused by eating the right foods & taking daily walkes & using sun protection. I’ve have thought about fillers but would much rather go a more natural route. To gain that fresh glow my skin so badly needs. Thank You for considering me for a tester of your products which I’ve read such wonderful reviews about.

  10. I would love to be able to be a Perricone tester. I have followed his basic eating plan and have lost about 56 pounds. I would love to do the same with my face so my face matches as young as I feel. Thanks for considering me.

  11. I am 53 years in my youth and enjoy aging in wisdom, but not the years’ appearances on the window of my soul. I am so interested in experimenting with your products! I would love to a part of your testing!

  12. I would love to be tester if it’s still available. I have dark circles under my eyes I have creams but nothing works. I have read people reviews on cold plasma eye cream it sounds like the perfect cream only I could not afford it any to find it did not work on me as I am an Indian an was told it is hereditary.
    So please let me be your tester I’m 35 an started to show crowsfeet I would l love to test cp eye cream.

  13. I tried the three day “face lift “diet and received so many compliments I was hooked! I am approaching the big 40 and intend to adjust my lifestyle and beauty regime so would be the perfect time good time to become a tester of the products too.

  14. I am turning seventy in July. I have just lost fifty pounds and am taking a cruise in July. I look young for my age but if I could look younger that would be wonderful. I would love to be a perricone tester.

  15. I just recently saw that I am getting some “jowls” and am freaking out! My pores are getting bigger and I don’t know of any products that are effective. I really want products that work, so I don’t have to keep buying one after another with little to no results. The price point on these products have made me hesitate to buy them as another experiment, but if I try them and they work I’ll be acustomer forever!

  16. I’m on day two of the 3-day diet and skin feels better already. Lost two pounds too!

  17. I would love to try cold plasma for face and eyes but the samples were sold out. I have premature bags under my eyes
    any suggestions

  18. I am 47 years old. I have acne and I am starting to see my face structure changing . I am reading your books and watching your videos .I am following your lifestyle changes . I have recently lost my husband and my life has become stressful.I would really appreciate the opportunity to work closer and in more depth with the entire Perricone life style.


  20. Nearing my late forties and scared to think what will happen over the next decade. I take care of my skin and my health, but the wrinkles continue popping up. At 38 I did not have one wrinkle…people always thought I was in my twenties. I will be 47 in 2 months and although most people still guess my age as being much younger, I can see the wrinkles and sagging jaw line…UGH!!! Help me!

  21. I am 70 years young, and I think it would be interesting to see what the product would do for my skin. Hoping to hear from you. Thank you.

  22. I would love to be a tester; turning 43 this year and I am considering filler injections.

  23. In April, I will be attending my 45 yr. high school reunion and I’d like to look my very best.

  24. I am 60 years old and would like to be able to improve my whole body and my self esteem. I do not have a lot of money but would really be interested in trying your products. I beleive in adapting to a better lifestyle and changing my way of living in order to live longer. I have got some wringles and would like to change that . I beleive in ways to change without surgery and medicine. thank you for this opportunity to express my view

  25. Would love to try this. Bloating and sagging are not attractive!

  26. As a senior I am going through a medical condition that has aged me rapidly, my sagging wrinkled face is crying out for help.I would be a grateful candidate for your testing. Thankyou

  27. At 54 years old, I am experiencing older looking skin- hyperpigmentation, some wrinkles. Dr. Pericone’s program sounds like something I would like to try and can see great value in. I would love to be a tester.

  28. I love Dr Perricone’s products! Amazing results! I would love, love, love to be a Perricone tester! Pick me, pick me! LOL! Thanks! :)

  29. This website caught my interest, I just offered my companion a trip to anywhere, to help me with the Perricone plan, He’s been unemployed awhile and has been fixing healthy meals for me, but now with the promise of me looking younger, he’s even more helpful. Thanks for considering me

  30. I have tryed alot of face products that claim that they can lift the face. So I would love to be able to say That this product does what it says it does….Tester for this product would be great job….

  31. Dr. Perricone, let me start by saying that I love your diet plan! I am a devoted fan! Growing up I had the worst skin & gave up on ever feeling confident about myself. About 6 years ago, I made a commitment to follow The Perricone Prescription & my skin was glowing! My pores shrank, no more acne, even my fine lines & scars began to disappear. I lost 10 pounds as well & had tons of energy. When I became pregnant I was unable to continue the diet due to hyperemesis gravida & have now been off of the diet for 4 years. The hardest part is getting back on the program now that I have two little ones. I know that getting the opportunity to be a product tester would be just the incentive to help me get back on your amazing diet plan, get back into shape, & watch my skin become more youthful!

  32. Is this really for testing the facial products and supplements…?

    Count me in!! I would be prepared to sacrifice my wrinkles for the cause!

    I am in my thirties and quite slim, and notice wrinkles and slacking appearing…I’d be really curious to find out how the products work. In fact I stocked up on berries, natural yoghurt and salmon today :-)

    More energy would be a godsend, as well!

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  34. If you could see my face right now…I am 51 with rosacea and it’s taking over my once clear skin – the worse is the red acne-like bumps which are on top of each other – some bleed, some are like white heads and most flake, my skin is so dry no matter how much moisturizer I use…I would love to be a tester for products for roscea products.

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  37. Just turned 50 -Yikes! Still haven’t found what I need. Would love to become one of your testers’.

  38. I would love to be product tester. Please let me to try this product. Thanks.

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  40. I am very much interested in your products and would love to test them. I am a senior who desires to regain and maintain the suppleness of youthful skin.

  41. i’ve heard great things about these products. i would love to be a Perricone tester.

  42. I need your wonderful products, so much!
    I want to look beaufiful again with firm skin. Lois ONeil

  43. I would love to be a perricone tester

    Thank You

    Lois ONeil

  44. I am really starting to sag, inspite of using DMae, hyaluronic acid serum etc.. Please help! Thank you! Lois ONeil

  45. I would love to become a Perricone tester and have the opportunity to try some of these amazing products.

  46. Would love to try these products that I have read so much about and to see that they work.

  47. After years of trying many products with no signicant result I would love the opportunity to try products that work.

  48. there is so much out there -thy clam there product works-i would love to try a product that does work coleen

  49. i have bought a lot of face lifting-aging & firing products yet disappointed-it would be so nice for a change to test a product-i would love to test your products coleen

  50. Anything that will firm up my skin is OK with me. I would love to become a Perricone tester. I have read some of his books and like what he says.