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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Whether you are in your 20’s looking for sunscreen to protect against environmental damage, or wondering if a facelift is the right procedure for you; facial aging concerns span all generations. Unfortunately, aging is unavoidable.  The good news is that we have a lot of tools in our tool kit to offer you to prevent or reverse the visible signs of aging.

Minimally invasive treatments are being done earlier to maintain a youthful appearance for longer. The goal of cosmetic procedures should be to achieve a natural looking, aesthetically appealing appearance – WITHOUT the telltale signs of intervention.

A good place to start is with wrinkle relaxing injections.  According to Philadelphia dermatologist Dr. Franziska Ringpfeil BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent choice in areas of the face where muscle contraction can be modified to smooth out the overlying wrinkled skin with maintenance of normal facial expression. “We use it all the time on patients looking for a lift,” says Dr. H. Bagga of Horizon Eye. Botox and Dysport are multi-purpose treatments that we can use to soften the creases between the brows, and in an off label way to reduce crow’s feet, relax fine lines of the upper lip, reduce muscle bands in the neck, and many other signs of aging.

There is an increasing realization that the changes we perceive as aging are due to an inadequate volume of facial soft tissue or displacement of existing soft tissue volume especially in the cheeks and in areas around the eyes, mouth, and jawline. These changes occur due to migration of the facial tissues as a result of gravity and the loss of skin elasticity. Diminished projection of facial contours produces an aged appearance. Non-surgical volume expansion with tissue fillers has been utilized to augment, to camouflage, to conceal, and thus to rejuvenate in a minimally invasive manner.

Dr. Forley can achieve a youthful appearance by relaxing your wrinkles and lifting with volume replacement, rather than with surgery.

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