Fort Lauderdale-based Ageless Options Inc. announced Wednesday that its innovative sleep lines solution, the SYLA (Sleep Your Lines Away) sleep band, was just awarded a design and utility patent after two years of extensive testing and research.
SYLA, which is designed to be worn overnight, removes wrinkles on the forehead and in the crow's feet area and prevents new sleep lines from occurring, the company said.
While common sense might suggest simply sleeping on one’s back, many sleepers change positions during the night. Furthermore, special pillows may stick to the skin, and Botox addresses muscles rather than skin folds.
Inventors Victor Owoc and his wife Erin, a cosmetic nurse practitioner, who operate a medical aesthetic practice in Cooper City were inspired to research a long-term remedy based on patient input.
After trying out a variety of prototypes, the Owocs developed SYLA. To make the wearing experience as comfortable as possible, the couple said, they sought out an inner material that feels soft to the skin, is two-way flexible, and is breathable. The resulting product, made of Wick Away, also features antimicrobial properties as an added benefit.
"We sought out a very comfortable and easy to wear solution for sleep lines for our patients,” Victor Owoc said. “But what we learned from customers' feedback was an added benefit in that the SYLA was also smoothing out wrinkles from squinting, sun exposure and general aging. The SYLA is tightening our customers' skin as they sleep."
The product can be worn every night or as needed before big events. Available in two sizes, it can be purchased online for $40 at http://www.thesyla.com/order-syla-p-1.html.