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North Miami Beach, FL
A 20-year-old female asked:

does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

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Dr. Mia Skourtis
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Waxing Effects: You ask a good question. While waxing is a very popular method of hair removal, there is not much discussion of the potential side effects of repeated waxing over time. While waxing is generally considered safe and effective, it may result in repeated skin trauma in the form of minor burns and peeling of the outer skin layer. This can result in thickening of the skin and cause fine lines.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

Will hot waxing my upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

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Waxing your lips: Should not increase the normal aging that you will eventually experience. Sun damage and smoking are a lot worse for your lips.

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