Doctors have long used medicineinfused patches to deliver treatments through the skin. Now skincare brands are taking a similar approach with patches for blemishes, wrinkles, undereye bags, and more. “They adhere to
your face and work by covering a specific area to drive in concentrated ingredients, helping them penetrate and deliver faster results,” explains dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D., an associate clinical professor of dermatology atYale School of Medicine. Skincare patches help you avoid product overuse and “reduce the chances that a formula will evaporate or get wiped off before it can work,”
Dr. Gohara says.Those for chapped lips or undereye puffiness can produce instant, temporary improvements; those for wrinkles tend to require multiple applications.