What about injectables instead of a facelift?

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July 12, 2013

Restylane® and Juvéderm® are examples of fillers used to treat problems of volume loss, grooves, and static wrinkles (wrinkles observed with the face in repose). BOTOX® and Dysport® are temporary paralyzing agents used to treat wrinkles from hyperactive muscles, like the frown lines between the eyebrows. Neither treats tissue laxity, the main indication for facelift surgery. Overuse of fillers in an attempt to compensate for tissue laxity frequently results in an unnatural appearance without addressing the underlying problem. Using the wrong solution in order to avoid surgery is also incrementally expensive.

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