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What procedures get rid of wrinkles?

There are many different procedures available today to reduce wrinkles. They range from laser surgery to collagen injections, to botulinum toxin injections. With each, there are pros and cons, and a dermatologist should be consulted to help in the decision making process

Stuart A. Linder, MD
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Wrinkles or rhytides are specific facial lines associated with the underlying muscle attachments throughout the face. The most common procedure to get rid of wrinkles is Botox or botulinum toxin injected into the muscle belly deactivating firing of that muscle in a perpendicular fashion. Other ways to reduce wrinkles include injectables including collagen, Restylane, Perlane, Zyderm, Zyplast. Laser resurfacing and peels including Retin-A and phenol peels have all been shown to reduce fine lines and deep rhytides or wrinkles.

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