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Doctor insights on: Why Does Losing Weight Cause Facial Wrinkles

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

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


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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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Can forehead wrinkes result from losing weight in your face?

Can forehead wrinkes result from losing weight in your face?

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. ...Read more

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What can be done for deep face wrinkles caused from sun damage? I am using creams now. Could a dermatologist do more?

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. ...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 will really work on facial wrinkles?

What will  really work on facial wrinkles?

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. ...Read more

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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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Facial Wrinkles (Definition)

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