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How can collagen creams smooth wrinkles?

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Collagen creams work only on the skin surface and, like other moisturizers, mainly slow the rate of water loss from the skin and help keep the skin supple. But they can't get under your skin -- they aren't designed to be absorbed. No moisturizer can undo the effect of collagen loss and make wrinkles disappear.

From: Wrinkle Fillers WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Soft Tissue Fillers."

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: "Do's and don'ts when considering cosmetic procedures in a spa or salon."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Injectable Fillers."

MedlinePlus: "Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery."

Wise J.B. Greco T.   , May 2006. Facial Plastic Surgery

Kelly P.E. , February 2007. Facial Plastic Surgery

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Soft Tissue Fillers."

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: "Do's and don'ts when considering cosmetic procedures in a spa or salon."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Injectable Fillers."

MedlinePlus: "Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery."

Wise J.B. Greco T.   , May 2006. Facial Plastic Surgery

Kelly P.E. , February 2007. Facial Plastic Surgery

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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