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Is botulinum toxin a wrinkle filler?

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Botulinum toxin (Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, Jeuveau, Xeomin) is not an actual wrinkle filler. Rather, botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles in your face to immobilize the underlying cause of lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin may improve eyebrow furrows, crow's feet, and forehead creases.

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 27, 2019

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 27, 2019

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