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What to do about wrinkly facial skin after weight loss
I've noticed in myself, as well as with a friend of mine, that after we lost about 30lbs our laugh lines were more pronounced and we have additional smaller wrinkles in that area and around the eyes. Although we are both in our early 30's and it's just that time to start showing our age, I think we are both prematurely getting wrinkles b/c our faces are deflating from the weight loss. Now I am being more diligent about moisturizing both morning and evening with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning.
Have others noticed the same effect from weight loss? What have others tried to keep their facial skin tight during their weight loss? Please help!
Thu. Nov 9, 12:52am
I've used Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer in the past and I found it to be pretty useless. I like Neutrogena. It's inexpensive and definitely better than Clinique.
Thursday, November 09, 2006, 1:11 AM
There isn't a miracle product that is going to help you here -- you are losing subcutaneous fat in your face, along with everywhere else in your body. Without the extra subcutaneous fat, wrinkles show.
The things you can do for your face are all long-term projects: stay hydrated, wear sunblock, and don't smoke cigarettes.
Thursday, November 09, 2006, 10:53 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you lose more than a pound a week, this is what happens. Sometimes the lines are forever. Let this be for others, don't do the drastic weight loss thing. A pound a week and you'll keep your looks.
Thursday, November 09, 2006, 11:34 AM
Great advise from the two previous posters, but also remember since your still your your skin is still pretty elastic and time will help tighten things up.
Thursday, November 09, 2006, 11:35 AM
True. good point. cells do regenerate.
Thursday, November 09, 2006, 2:43 PM
I talked to the dermatologist about exactly this problem -- she said there's botox to prevent them getting worse, and retinol-based creams to ameliorate the ones you have (a little), and that's it. She sortof laughed at me when I said there must be something else I can do! (I'm only 33!) SO... I'm gonna get some retinA, and maybe in a year or two suck it up and do the botox. Sucks...
Oh, and I also asked her about all the stretch marks everywhere else -- she said if they're not red, I can't do anything about them either... Pretty unfair, after all that work to lose weight!
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 3:34 PM
I've found that the Olay regenerist works well at reversing the lines on my face... Although, as others have mentioned, making sure that you are well hydrated and staying away from the sun will help as well.
Saturday, November 11, 2006, 7:27 PM
i don't really have any helpful advice on this topic-but humans don't have A LOT of fat in our faces and as we get older we lose fat in many of the areas that we do (like the pad right under the eyes). if we add weight loss into that mix-we are going to notice the lines, wrinkles and "sunken" in parts more. the skin gets more loose as we age and as we lose weight. some of your skin may tighten up minimally over time (especially if you are relatively young!) but it may not :( i'm sure you look much better thinner and w/ a few laugh lines etc than you did heavier w/ a full face! not to mention healthier!
Sunday, November 12, 2006, 1:58 AM
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