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Facial Wrinkles (Overview)

A facial wrinkle is a small ridge or furrow in the skin caused by age, sun damage, smoking, poor diet, lack of sleep, and repetitive use of certain facial muscles (frown lines, smile lines, crows feet). To minimize wrinkles, eat well, drink plenty of water, get 8 hours of sleep, wear sunscreen daily, wear sunglasses in bright light, and stop smoking.


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Will gaining weight make facial wrinkles caused by rapid weight loss go away?

Will gaining weight make facial wrinkles caused by rapid weight loss go away?

See below: You will gain weight in your face, which may make the wrinkles less noticeable. However, that is not a reason to gain weight. Being overweight and obese can have more serious complications than wrinkles. ...Read more

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Facial Wrinkles (Overview)

A facial wrinkle is a small ridge or furrow in the skin caused by age, sun damage, smoking, poor diet, lack of sleep, and repetitive use of certain facial muscles (frown lines, smile lines, crows feet). To minimize wrinkles, eat well, drink plenty of water, get 8 hours of sleep, wear sunscreen daily, wear sunglasses in bright light, and stop smoking.


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What really works on facial wrinkles at 50?

What really works on facial wrinkles at 50?

Wrinkles: Resurfacing procedures like lasers and chemical peels may help. And injectables like fillers and neurotoxins are another option. ...Read more

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How to treat the face wrinkles. What are the most recommended medicines.?

How to treat the face wrinkles. What are the most recommended medicines.?

Skin: You are twenty. These are not aged skin damage. They are your skin set in place by your genetics. I am a bit shocked that someone so young would be spending even a minute worrying about this. ...Read more

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Is there any really proven treatment for facial wrinkles?

Many: Depending on the depth of the wrinkles many treatments exist, including retin-A, facial peels, dermabrasion, laser skin treatments, Botox, fillers and surgery. Speak to a facial plastic surgeon, general plastic surgeon, or dermatologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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How often would i need botox injections for facial wrinkles? I've read that botox is not dangerous, but i'm nervous about having a toxin injected into my face regularly. If there are complications, are they due to the amount or frequency of treatments? Wh

~4 months: It varies on male and female and the number of units injected but Botox on average will last about 120 days. The amount of Botox on average injected into a face is ~40 units, amount to cause paralysis of the body ~3, 000. Some complications can occur, can discuss with your provider-depends on where it is injected. ...Read more

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Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Can surgery get rid of my facial wrinkles? I have used creams and botox to make my facial wrinkles less noticeable, but i still look older than my age. What kind of plastic surgery is best for reducing wrinkles?

Get to an expert!: One are the advantages of having your Botox and fillers done by a plastic surgeon is that you can be evaluated for other noninvasive or invasive procedures while assessing your response to Botox and fillers. Multiple minor procedures can be combined to give a good effect. However, the key is having someone who knows your goals, how aggressive you want to be, and of course, your budget! good luck. ...Read more

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Do hot humid days help prevent facial wrinkles?

Do hot humid days help prevent facial wrinkles?

Not directly: A hot humid day might cause you to say indoors, and thus avoid sun exposure. Sun damage contributes significantly to skin aging. So, indirectly this would help prevent facial wrinkles. Keeping the skin well hydrated helps minimize wrinkles. Therefore the high humidity can be of some help. The best prevention is probably to use good sun care (sunscreens, hats, topical antioxidants, etc). ...Read more

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What are the risks of mimics and expression impairment following botox treatment for facial wrinkles? I am thinking about botox treatment for facial wrinkles (specifically around the mouth). Having done some research, i was surprised to discover that boto

What are the risks of mimics and expression impairment following botox treatment for facial wrinkles? I am thinking about botox treatment for facial wrinkles (specifically around the mouth). Having done some research, i was surprised to discover that boto

The risk is real: Botox can reduce facial expressions, but if done correctly the chances are small. Good injectors make sure that there is some movement of the forehead, so that you don't have a frozen look. The risk of injecting Botox around the mouth is that it can cause drooling. Again, if you go with a very experienced injector the risks are lower. ...Read more

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