The Instant Face Lift: Does it Exist?

You need a pick-me-up for your skin, and fast. Is it out there, or will you have to go through the trouble of scheduling appointments and waiting for results that are no guarantee from expensive skin procedures?

Luckily, Dr. Perricone has found a substance that can create an “instant lift” effect that works as fast as you need it. By harnessing the power of DMAE, you can start to notice improvements within 20 minutes of application.

This article will discuss:

What is DMAE?

DMAE, or dimethylaminoethanol, is a substance that increases the production of the chemical acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that sends signals responsible for causing the muscles to contract and tone. Since the skin is attached to muscles, better toned muscles leads to firmer skin that doesn’t sag as much.

DMAE works best in combination with other nutrients and antioxidants, since it has the unique ability to enhance the effects of other antioxidants. DMAE can incorporate itself into the cell membrane, providing an extra layer of protection to the cell. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, and in the case of DMAE, they can add another form of defense to the cell membrane so that it doesn’t come under attack by scavenging cells.

Where to find DMAE

DMAE is found naturally in fish like salmon, but it is found more often either in supplement form or in topical creams. Dr. Perricone’s line includes both a specific DMAE supplement and a range of creams that contain the substance. Since DMAE can be applied to any part of the body, it is found in creams for the face, eyes, and neck.

You can even use DMAE on other parts of the body like the thighs and buttocks. Dr. Pericone has done studies showing that in the proper concentration, DMAE can reduce dimpling in those areas. However, the effects probably won’t be as drastic if you use a face cream with DMAE to try to correct imperfections elsewhere on the body.

Since DMAE skin cream works best with other nutrients, you can find DMAE in combination with other powerful skin care ingredients like alpha lipoic acid and vitamin C ester.

Not only will you see the effects of DMAE as a proven skin firmer, but depending on the composition of the cream, you may also reap the benefits of alpha lipoic acid’s abilities to:

  • Provide strong antioxidant properties
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles
  • Even skin tone
  • Reduce imperfections and puffiness

If the product contains vitamin C ester (like the Concentrated Restorative Treatment), there are other benefits:

  • Reduction of redness and inflammation
  • More radiant skin
  • More antioxidant properties

Creams formulated with these that include DMAE can have dramatic effects. In fact, you can start to see results in about 20 minutes. DMAE is one of the active Perricone Cold Plasma ingredients that causes muscles under the skin to tighten and provide a lifted appearance to sagging skin. In a clinical trial, Dr. Perricone applied DMAE to half of the face and neck of 17 participants. After waiting about 20 minutes, he asked a dermatologist and a cosmetic expert if they could distinguish a difference between the two sides. The results were pronounced: just one application of the cream produced noticeable effects which lasted 24 hours.

Even better, with prolonged use, creams containing DMAE can have a permanent effect on skin. Patients have even reported a lifting effect of the nose due to the tightening of the muscles in the forehead. Without going under the knife, you can see dramatic lifting effects that only take the length of a TV show to appear. So why wait weeks for swelling to go down when you could have a tighter and firmer face by the end of the half hour?

When to use DMAE

Creams with DMAE are great for any occasion, whether it’s as a part of your daily skincare routine or you need a quick lift for a major event. Bodybuilders have been spotted using DMAE before competitions in order to get a boost of acetylcholine to add definition to their muscles.

However, you don’t have to be in a competition to use DMAE. Whether you find yourself in a situation where you’re going to be in a revealing outfit or you just want to look your best for a night, DMAE is the perfect skin care ingredient to give skin an instant lift and a more youthful appearance almost instantly.

If you plan ahead of time and start on a DMAE regimen soon, your skin can also start to benefit from its permanent firming effects, giving skin a smooth and radiant appearance that is cost-effective, fast, and painless. The instant face lift does exist, and there’s no catch. By introducing just one key ingredient into your skin care regimen, you can benefit from the lifting effects of DMAE.

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17 Comments • Please comment below


  1. Im 55, and no matter what I try nothing seems to help, maybe I guess I’m looking for that fountain of youth serum to work over night.A year ago I started noticing my face has started to drop,I would love to try anything that will help me with alittle lift and make me feel alittle better in my appearance.

  2. I’m turning 50 in a few weeks *gulp* as well as “celebrating” 30 years of marriage *double-gulp*! Life’s stresses have taken a bit of a toll, but I still want to look young and fresh! I have the normal age concerns — primarily worried about sagging — not too many wrinkles. I’d love to be considered as a tester!

  3. I have heard about Dr Perricone for a long time and always thought I would try the products… one day. Well , that day has come. I am ready to try the products. I am very serious about firming my skin and doing what is needed internally and externally to restore as much as possible.
    I need a good overview of what constitutes a good total regimen.


  5. Another birthday is approaching and I noticed that my face has begun to fall. Would love to test anything that will firm things up.

  6. I’ve tried many products from Bliss.I like their moisturizer,although I don’t see much difference in my complection.I would like to try the concentrated restorative treatment,and judge for myself the results.I hope it’s as good as the claims :)

  7. Dear Dr. Perricone, I have one of your books and I would sincerely love to test your products and give you my feedback. Thank you and I wish you a wonderful New Year.
    Sincerely, Carol

  8. Have been reading Dr. Perricone’s books. Have been wanting to try the skin products. This would be a great way to try the products before buying them!!! Have been telling and buying Dr. Perricone’s books for my friends, now I can tell them about the skin produts too!!! Thank you!!!
    Lona Williams

  9. I have read all of Dr. Perricone’s books and have tried several products!

    Face-lift? I need one!!!! Would be better in a bottle with no recuperation!!! I have 3 wonderful kids who need me! =)

  10. I originally heard about Dr. Perricone on the Oprah show years ago. He was promoting his book, which I bought and I’ve been using the vitamins & minerals recommended. I believe skin care is a combination of diet and topical application. I’d be thrilled to test products! I’m 49, though people take me for early 40′s, which I attribute to vitamins, no smoking, and exercising.

  11. Speaking as a 47 year old grandmother, I feel I would be PERFECT for this test. My skin needs a lift!!

  12. I would love to find something that worked for me I may be under 30 but looking at me most would guess about 35ish….ugh I so hate that!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I would love to test the Perricone products. I have very sensitive skin and rosacea therefore I would like to try any of the products that would help, as I do not wish to use prescription creams. Over the counter creams have not helped. Please consider me as a tester.

  14. I need a product that gives me a instant lift. I look so tired and I need to reduce puffiness around my eyes.

  15. i would love to try your products for aging skin. With four kids i need all the help i can get.

  16. this is the first I heard about DMAE ,but if it works as stated I would like to try a product with it .I need the firmness that it offers and if it erases any lines and wrinkles that would be a double benefit for me .

  17. Is there any newer study that proves wrong Dr Morissete’s study, from 2007, published in the British Journal of Dermatology – that adding DMAE to the cultures of fibroblasts produced the effect vacuolization / damaging cells? This 2007 study and the relatively short time DMAE inn the market makes me a little cautious ref long term and high concentrations od DMAE in my skin product. I’d like to try DMAE products after knowing more research results of longer term use. Please inform.