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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Arresting and Reversing the Premature Aging of the Face

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Facial aging is due to loss of volume of both hard and soft tissue. During the aging process, we lose fatty tissue, and the bones of the face remodel. Often compared to a grape losing water and turning into a raisin this loss of volume results in the sagging and wrinkles that we associate with getting older.

We can replace this loss of volume with a combination of injection of facial dermal filler such as Restylane®, which is placed under the skin, creating volume for treatment of lips, lines, wrinkles and facial folds and the Homeoblock appliance which increases bone volume.