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Can injections help treat wrinkles?

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Some injections, including Botox, relax muscles that produce the "frown lines" on the forehead, fine lines around the eyes, and other wrinkles. Improvement lasts several months and must be repeated to sustain improvement. Others are wrinkle fillers. You should only get injections from a doctor.

If you're thinking about getting a cosmetic procedure done, consult experienced doctors. Tell them your goals and ask about risks, benefits, and costs.

From: Wrinkles WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Understanding Various Treatments of Facial Wrinkles."

MedicineNet: "Wrinkles."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Wrinkle Remedies."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Understanding Various Treatments of Facial Wrinkles."

MedicineNet: "Wrinkles."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Wrinkle Remedies."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 27, 2019

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