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Why Does Losing Weight Cause Facial Wrinkles
No: Sometimes weight loss will actually worsen wrinkles.See 1 more doctor answer
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Not directly: Forehead winkles come from the muscles that raise and lower your eyebrows. With aging, the wrinkles become more permanently ingrained in the skin from years of muscle contraction. Horizontal lines above and vertical lines between the brows become deeper with age but usually not from weight loss. Botox reduces these wrinkles by weakening muscle contraction to smooth the overlying skin.
I'm losing weight and my skin is appearing lose and wrinkly. Any thoughts on how to deal with this without surgery? I am losing about 2.5 pounds/week
I started working out and losing weight in the past few months and wrinkles started forming on my forehead. Will gaining muscle mass reduce them?
Not likely: Since I don't think it is related.
What can be done for deep face wrinkles caused from sun damage? I am using creams now. Could a dermatologist do more?
Definitely yes: A doctor with an interest in skin care can provide you with much more powerful products to help reverse sun damage. There are many non-invasive ways to improve the health of your skin and reduce wrinkles including chemical peels, laser and ipl treatments, skin tightening procedures, neuromodulators like Botox and injectable fillers.
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).See 1 more doctor answer
Prevention important: Most important is prevention of wrinkles from occurring; clean, moisturize, limit sun exposure over a lifetime, particular during youth (loss of elastic tissue). Smoking? Can c wrinkles across room. Various retinols. A whole bunch of products promise a lot, deliver a little. Botox, yes, but must redo repeatedly. Dermatologist will pitch their products, but go anyway to learn approach for life.See 1 more doctor answer
Fillers or fat: Fillers - juvederm, voluma, radiesse, restylane, (dermal fillers) Perlane are used to fill in the tissue underneath wrinkles to erase them. Fat injections can be done in the operating room to fill definciencies of fat and stretch/fill out the overlying wrinkled skin.See 2 more doctor answers
Small ridge or furro: 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.
Are there OTC products that help reduce appearance of facial wrinkles? Please help. 56 y/o white female. Cannot afford dr procedures.
Wrinkle reduction: There are two types of products that can be helpful with wrinkle reduction, Alpha hydroxy acid creams/lotions and retinols. These are not as strong as prescription medications but do have some benefit in improving wrinkles. Daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen also helps prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Laugh lines: All repetitive facial movements, including chewing, can cause wrinkles. Much depends on genetics and sun exposure though, more than facial expression. Keep laughing, it's worth a few lines to enjoy life!
What do I need to know when choosing a good cream for facial wrinkles? I am overwhelmed by the great diversity of anti-wrinkle creams available online. Each of them promises to be the magic cure. What should I take into consideration when choosing the rig
Retinol: In general, the best results are regular use of a retinol.See 1 more doctor answer
Midface lift: Nidface lift is designed to correct the sagginess of the midace skin and soft tissues, thus some of the wrinkles will be removed but most of the wrinkles and especially the fine ones need to be addressed by other modalities of treatment such as chemical peels, laser peels, dermabrasions and skin care,
Should I start taking estrogen as I have under gone hysterectomy 6 years back, one ovary removed, I am 46 years of age. Worried about facial wrinkles.
I'm 57 yrs old and have developed a lot of facial wrinkles especially in the cheeks' like a hatching. I have a thin face and an obese body. Pls advi?
Facial wrinkles: Facial wrinkles form due to sun damage and volume loss in the soft tissues and bones of the face, so the skin is losing its support structure. Smoking and pollution can also increase wrinkling. Dermal fillers can help add volume and laser resurfacing can help tighten and smooth the skin. Sun protection is a must on a daily basis. Please consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
My dentist (dds credential only) is offering botox injections. My cleaning is scheduled soon and I have facial wrinkles. I am in my 50's. Is it a good idea?
Depends: Depends upon their training and experience. The technique does matter.See 3 more doctor answers
Can retin-a be used every day for my facial wrinkles? I'm considering using retin-a cream to reduce the deep wrinkles on my forehead and cheeks. Will it lessen the appearance of my wrinkles if I only use it weekly? If I use this for years to come, is it s
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 ...Read more